The Use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Keywords:Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR, PTSD
This literature review examines previous research that assesses the therapeutic benefits of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in individuals with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR provides an alternative treatment option for individuals with PTSD, who could experience additional psychological challenges with other treatment methods. This investigation synthesizes the results from previous literature reviews, practitioner reports, case studies, and experimental studies, in order to examine the possible therapeutic benefit of EMDR for clients with PTSD. The individuals mentioned in this study include children who have been exposed to natural disasters or violence, refugees, survivors of sexual assault, combat veterans, and individuals who have been previously diagnosed with another disorder in addition to their diagnosis of PTSD. Ultimately, the goal of this review is to stimulate further investigation into the merits of EMDR for a wide range of individuals who suffer from PTSD.