The management of posttraumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorder: Synopsis of the 2023 U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U. S. Department of Defense clinical practice guideline (Annals of Internal Medicine)

This article summarizes the 2023 clinical practice guideline (CPG) and discusses assessments and treatments for which evidence was sufficient to support a recommendation for or against. Recommendations are given for EMDR therapy as psychotherapy treatment for PTSD.

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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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Restoring bottom-up communication in brain-heart interplay after trauma-focused psychotherapy in breast cancer patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (Journal of Affective Disorders)

This study looks at functional brain-heart interplay (BHI) and compares EMDR therapy (as a trauma focused psychotherapy) to treatment as usual in breast cancer patients with PTSD.

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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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What is EMDR therapy and why is it used to treat PTSD? (APA)

In this webpage, the APA comments on EMDR therapy as a structured form of psychotherapy and how it can be used to help patients with PTSD.

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The effectiveness of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder: A randomized controlled trial (Archives of Clinical Psychiatry)

The study found that eye movement desensitization shows a direct and significant link with the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Comparing the Predictors of Disengagement for Trauma Therapy (TF-CBT and EMDR) in an Adult Mental Health Service (Journal of EMDR Practice and Research)

This meta-analysis evaluates predictors for disengagement in clients through either CBT or EMDR trauma therapy in adults.

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EMDR group therapy: Emerging principles and protocols for trauma and beyond (Springer, 2023)

This 23 chapter book provides both theoretical background and practical applications of using EMDR therapy in group settings with a variety of populations.

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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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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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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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