Mixed-methods randomised study exploring the feasibility and acceptability of eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing for improving the mental health of traumatised survivors of intensive care following hospital discharge: protocol (BMJ Open)

“This study assesses the feasibility and acceptability of using eye-movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) to improve the mental health of ICU survivors.”

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State of the science: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy (Journal of Traumatic Stress)

This article describes the current state of the evidence for EMDR therapy, the empirical support for EMDR for PTSD, complex PTSD and comorbidities as well as cross-cultural applications.

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Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) guideline for mental, neurological and substance use disorders (World Health Organization)

International guidance for the management of mental, neurological and substance use (MNS) conditions. Recommendations include EMDR therapy as treatment for conditions related to stress.

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Psychological support for earthquake survivors in Turkey and Syria (Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock)

This article highlights the need for coordinated efforts of multiple organizations to help provide relief in the wake of environmental disasters, including mental health services like EMDR therapy.

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VA/DoD clinical practice guideline for management of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder (Department of Veterans Affairs & Department of Defense)

Guideline for the management of PTSD published by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.  Recommendations include EMDR therapy as treatment in various contexts throughout the guidance.

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How important is reprocessing in personalized multicomponent therapy? Analyzing longitudinal data of inpatients with severe PTSD (The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease)

Maximizing the amount of reprocessing used in multicomponent treatments for PTSD may significantly enhance outcomes.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (Medical Clinics of North America)

This article explores recommended treatments for PTSD, including touching on the efficacy of EMDR. 

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Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: Part 2 – wider use in stress and trauma conditions (BJPsych Advances)

This article discusses the application of EMDR beyond PTSD with other mental and physical health conditions.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing: Part 1 – theory, procedure and use in PTSD (BJPsych Advances)

This article reviews theory behind how EMDR works, evidence supporting its use in the treatment of PTSD & its indications/contraindications.

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Can working memory account for EMDR efficacy in PTSD? (Preprint, BMC Psychology)

We examined whether the working memory (WM) hypothesis would provide an explanation for the beneficial effect of bilateral stimulation.

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Sensorimotor interaction against trauma (Frontiers in Neuroscience)

Our central hypothesis is that the triadic principle of feedback-synchrony-plasticity governs the adaptive capacity of the body-brain system.

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What Do We Know About EMDR Therapy Research? A Bibliometric Analysis (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

In this article, methods of bibliometric analysis are applied to the corpus of publications on eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy research.

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