Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for depressed individuals with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study (Multiple Sclerosis Journal)

This study examined the effectiveness of using the EMDR therapy protocol DeprEND to alleviate depression symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis.

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Randomized controlled trial investigating web-based, therapist delivered eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for adults with suicidal ideation (Frontiers in Psychiatry)

This study investigated the application of online EMDR therapy in the treatment of suicidal ideation.

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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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Effectiveness of behavioral and pharmacological interventions for depressive symptoms following spinal cord injury: Findings from a systematic review (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

A systematic review of treatment interventions following spinal cord injury.

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The Future of EMDR Project (Council of Scholars) Videos

This playlist of videos discuss The Future of EMDR Project from the Council of Scholars. Themes explored include cost effectiveness, depression, PTSD with children and adolescents, EMDR early interventions, chronic pain, and combat PTSD.

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EMDR Therapy and Ketamine

EMDR Therapy and Ketamine Guest Blog Post by Penny Monetti, LPCC   Tell us a little bit about you, your experience becoming an EMDR…

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EMDR Therapy and Depression

Learn what EMDR therapist, trainer, and researcher Dr. Sarah Dominguez says about how EMDR therapy can help people with depression.

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Counselor’s Corner on EMDR with Holocaust Survivor

Counselor’s Corner on EMDR with Holocaust Survivor

In the Counselor’s Corner column, EMDR therapists respond to the question of Rimma Gofman, LMFT who asks: “I have a prospective new client who is a Holocaust survivor. She is now in her 80s and was a child during World War II. All I know is that she is struggling with severe depression, and her daughter thought that EMDR might be a good technique to help her mom. What are thoughts of this community on attempting to process something so severe, which had occurred so far back?”

Read responses from Carolyn Colwell, LCSW-R, Anne Reisman, MSW, LCSW, Alicia Avila, LCSW, Esther Bernstein, Clinical Psychologist, EMDRIA Consultant, and Valerie Ashley.

This question and responses originally appeared in the Central Forum online community. The answers have been edited and condensed for clarity and space. To view the entire discussion, members can visit www.emdria.org/emdria-community.

Learn more in this article from the Summer 2023 issue Group Therapy of Go With That Magazine™️.

 


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Transcriptional Modulation of Stress-Related Genes in Association with Early Life Stress Exposure and Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression Patients (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Transcriptional Modulation of Stress-Related Genes in Association with Early Life Stress Exposure and Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression Patients

Early life stress (ELS) is associated with treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Trauma-focused psychotherapy benefits TRD patients with ELS.

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“Early life stress (ELS) is associated with treatment-resistant depression (TRD), and trauma-focused psychotherapy benefits TRD patients exposed to ELS. We explored peripheral modulations of stress-response genes (nuclear receptor subfamily 3 group C member 1 [NR3C1], FK506-binding protein 5 [FKBP5], and serum/glucocorticoid-regulated kinase 1 [SGK1]) in relation to ELS and symptom changes during psychotherapy. Forty-one TRD patients participated and 21 patients underwent trauma-focused psychotherapy, comprising eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. We used the Montgomery-Ã…sberg Depression Rating Scale, the Beck Depression Inventory-II and the Beck Anxiety Inventory for symptom evaluation, the Childhood Experience of Care and Abuse Questionnaire for ELS assessment, and the quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) for transcript analysis. We found higher NR3C1 and FKBP5 baseline mRNA levels in patients with maternal neglect. Trauma-focused psychotherapy induced modifications in transcripts’ levels and symptom amelioration along psychotherapy correlated with genes’ modulations. Transcript levels for all genes were higher in patients relapsing after 24 weeks.”

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Silva, R. C., Dattilo, V., Perusi, G., Mazzelli, M., Maffioletti, E., Bazzanella, R., Bortolomasi, M., Cattaneo, A., Gennarelli, M., & Minelli, A. (2023). Transcriptional Modulation of Stress-Related Genes in Association with Early Life Stress Exposure and Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Depression Patients. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 17(3), 119–138. https://doi.org/10.1891/EMDR-2023-0019

 


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Addressing Chronic Pain and Health Conditions for Improved Outcomes with Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

Addressing Chronic Pain and Health Conditions for Improved Outcomes with Trauma, Depression and Anxiety

If you treat adults, you are treating chronic pain and chronic health conditions. Even if you don’t know it. In this article Gary Brothers, LCSW discusses how EMDR therapists are uniquely positioned to look for, see, and target underlying causes of clients’ chronic pain and chronic health conditions, instead of endlessly treating their symptoms.

Learn more in this article from the Winter 2023 issue EMDR Therapy, Chronic Pain, & Somatic Illness of Go With That Magazine™️ by Gary Brothers, LCSW.

 


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Design and rational of the REStoring mood after early life trauma with psychotherapy (RESET-psychotherapy) study: A multicenter randomized controlled trial on the efficacy of adjunctive trauma-focused therapy (TFT) versus treatment as usual (TAU) for adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and childhood trauma (BMC Psychiatry)

This novel treatment strategy could pave the way for a more personalized and targeted treatment for those with depression & childhood trauma.

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Terapia EMDR para Procesar el Duelo y las Pérdidas en los Tiempos de COVID

Todos los seres humanos a lo largo de la vida tenemos pérdidas, son inevitables, las pérdidas conllevan un proceso de duelo, la vivencia adecuada del duelo favorece la integración funcional de estas experiencias en la trama de la vida.

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