Visual EMDR stimulation mitigates acute varied stress effects on morphology of hippocampal neurons in male Wistar rats (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

This study looked at “the potential of EMDR as a neuroprotective intervention in mitigating stress-related hippocampal alterations.”

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Eye movement intervention facilitates concurrent perception and memory processing (Cerebral Cortex)

This article utilized EEG scans to look at neural activity during eye movements and suggested information facilitation is important in EMDR therapy.

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Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (Routledge, 2024)

This chapter illustrates similarities in EMDR and memory reconsolidation, in Unlocking the emotional brain: Memory reconsolidation and the psychotherapy of transformational change.

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EMDR: dispelling the false memory creation myth in response to Otgaar et al. (2022a) (Frontiers in Psychology)

This paper examines an article by Otgaar et al. (2022a) which claims that psychotherapy can induce false memories of trauma.

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Autonomic nervous system function before and after trauma-focused psychotherapy in youth with (partial) posttraumatic stress disorder (Psychoneuroendocrinology)

This article looks at the correlation between trauma-focused psychotherapy including EMDR therapy and alterations in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in children and adolescents aged 8-18.

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DNA methylation changes in association with trauma-focused psychotherapy efficacy in treatment-resistant depression patients: A prospective longitudinal study (European Journal of Psychotraumatology)

This article looks at the effects of trauma-focused psychotherapy on DNA methylation alterations.

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EMDR Therapy and Your Brain

This graphic helps the public understand how EMDR helps the brain process certain memories, describing regular vs. stuck memories.

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To predict, prevent, and manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A review of pathophysiology, treatment and biomarkers (International Journal of Molecular Sciences)

This review highlights the current literature regarding the pathophysiology, disease development models, treatment modalities, and preventive models from a public health perspective, and discusses the current state of biomarker research.

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Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: A state of the art review (Current Neuropharmacology)

This narrative review describes the progress in the understanding and treatment of PTSD.

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Polyvagal Puppet Play – Neuroscience, EMDR, and Ception PuppetsTM Fun!

Through an integrative theoretical framework, participants explore innovative and playful integration of EMDR and the Polyvagal theory.

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Randomized trial on the effects of a group EMDR intervention on narrative complexity and specificity of autobiographical memories: A path analytic and supervised machine-learning study (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

EMDR proved to be an effective treatment to overcome traumatic experiences and to promote coherent autobiographical narratives in children.

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Book Review: Neurobiological Foundations for EMDR Practice, Second Edition (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Book review by Sara Gilman of “Neurobiological Foundations for EMDR Practice, Second Edition” by Uri Bergmann.

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