EMDR therapy is being featured by the New York Times!
Dr. Francine Shapiro addresses reader questions about the current state of research on EMDR therapy.
Consults Experts on the Front Lines of Medicine:
What is EMDR?
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. What kind of problems can EMDR treat?Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post traumatic stress.
However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions:
- Panic attacks
- Complicated grief
- Dissociative disorders
- Disturbing memories
- PhobiasPain disorders
- Performance anxiety
- Stress reduction
- Sexual and/or Physical abuse
- Body dysmorphic disorders