Exploring subjective experiences of eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) for psychosis – a power threat meaning framework (PTMF) informed narrative inquiry (Journal of Constructivist Psychology)

This study explored the link between adversity and psychosis and what clients find important when engaging in EMDR for psychosis.

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EMDR therapy with first episode psychosis: Intervening early (Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists)

EMDR therapy with first episode psychosis.

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A pragmatic randomized controlled exploratory trial of the effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for psychotic disorder (Journal of Psychiatric Research)

Study shows that EMDR can reduce the impact of traumatic events for patients with a psychotic disorder in a clinical setting in the UK.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy compared to usual treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in adults with psychosis in forensic settings: Randomized controlled trial (Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy)

This trial assesses the efficacy & risks of EMDR with PTSD & psychotic disorders receiving forensic care, including inpatients & prisoners.

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Trauma-focused therapy in early psychosis: Results of a feasibility randomized controlled trial of EMDR for psychosis (EMDRp) in early intervention settings (Psychological Medicine)

Feasibility of RCT of an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing for psychosis (EMDRp) intervention for early psychosis service users.

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EMDR versus waiting list in individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis with posttraumatic stress symptoms: A randomized controlled trial (Schizophrenia Research)

Efficacy and safety of EMDR in individuals at clinical-high risk for psychosis with comorbid PTSD or subthreshold PTSD in an RCT.

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Trauma-focused therapies for post-traumatic stress in psychosis: Study protocol for the RE.PROCESS randomized controlled trial (BMC Trials)

The first RCT to compare the effects of cognitive restructuring (CR), prolonged exposure (PE), and EMDR in individuals with psychosis & PTSD.

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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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Exploring Therapists’ Experiences of Applying EMDR Therapy With Clients Experiencing Psychosis (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

Little is known of the usability of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) as an intervention for those experiencing psychosis.

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Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy for psychosis (EMDRp): Protocol of a feasibility randomized controlled trial with early intervention service users (Early Intervention in Psychiatry)

Few trials explore trauma-focused treatments as interventions for psychotic symptoms, especially in individuals with early psychosis.

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Case report: Pharmacotherapy and EMDR psychotherapy as an effective treatment for OCD imagery in a patient with a psychotic disorder (The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences)

Case of 28-year-old male with OCD intrusive thoughts schizoaffective disorder treated with and antipsychotic medication, SSRIs & EMDR.

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Changes in posttraumatic cognitions mediate the effects of trauma-focused therapy on paranoia (Schizophrenia Bulletin Open)

Evidence suggests that in individuals with psychosis, paranoia is reduced after trauma-focused therapy aimed at comorbid PTSD.

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