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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Does EMDR work? And if so, why?: A critical review of controlled outcome and dismantling research (Journal of Anxiety Disorders)

EMDR appears to be effective in reducing at least some distress relative to no-treatment for anxiety, panic disorder, and PTSD.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing treatment for panic disorder: A controlled outcome and partial dismantling study (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology)

Clients with panic disorders received either EMDR, no eye movement, or wait list. EMDR was more effective, however results didn’t last.

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Measuring effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) in non-clinical anxiety: A multi-subject, yoked-control design (Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry)

Twenty-eight subjects from a university with stress/trauma were selected to receive either EMDR or a visual (non-movement) placebo.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of test anxiety: A study of effects of expectancy and eye movement (Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry)

Eye movement and expectancy variables were tested through one-hour sessions with 41 undergraduate subjects with test anxiety.

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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 and reprocessing: A new treatment for anxiety and related trauma (Accelerated Development, 1994)

Chapter describing EMDR as a treatment for anxiety and related trauma in the book Trauma victim: Theoretical and practical suggestions.

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Efficacy of the eye movement desensitization procedure in the treatment of traumatic memories (Journal of Traumatic Stress)

This study aims to determine the effectiveness of the recently developed Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) procedure on traumatic memories.

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