The Neurobiology of EMDR: Exploring the Thalamus and Neural Integration (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

One underlying mechanism of EMDR stimulation (BLS) is likely thalamic activation specifically of the ventrolateral and central-lateral nuclei.

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EMDR and the Adaptive Information Processing Model: Potential Mechanisms of Change (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Throughout the article a variety of mechanisms of action are discussed, including those inferred by tenets of the AIP model, and the EMDR procedures themselves, including the bilateral stimulation.

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Effects of eye movement versus therapist instructions on the processing of distressing memories (Journal of Anxiety Disorders)

The effectiveness of EMDR was tested by randomly assigning 48 participants to either an eye movement or an eye stationary condition.

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Rapid eye movements for acute stress disorder using video conference communication (Telemedicine and e-Health)

The authors present a patient suffering from an acute stress disorder, treated by rapid eye movements through telepsychiatry services.

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Anxiety Disorders: Clinical and Research Implications of an Integrated Psychotherapy Treatment (Journal of Anxiety Disorders)

This article by Francine Shapiro describes the procedures and protocols that are believed to contribute to EMDR’s clinical effects and can be applied to EMDR treatment and research of anxiety disorders.

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EMDR minus eye movements equals good psychotherapy (Journal of Traumatic Stress)

It is argued that EMDR is efficacious independent of its parts (e.g., eye movements) because it applies accepted principles of psychotherapy.

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A controlled comparison of eye movements and finger tapping in the treatment of test anxiety (Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry)

Statistics students with test anxiety were randomly assigned to EMD or control (finger tapping) to test if eye movement are critical.

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Eye movement desensitization: A new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry)

This early article by Francine Shapiro aims to describe the use of Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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