eye movement desensitization and reprocessing


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eye movement desensitization and reprocessing

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EMDR

A treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions in which a person recalls a disturbing memory while looking to the left or right (or listening to sounds or attending to tactile stimulation of one hand and then the other).

eye movement desensitization and reprocessing,

n psychophysiologic treatment that proposes to remove painful memories by providing a moving object for the eye to track while the therapist and patient use deconditioning therapy. Also called
EMDR.
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A controlled comparison of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing and progressive counting.
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Citing a need for more research, Abel and OAEBrien explore concepts related to the diagnosis and treatment of trauma and addiction, emphasizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and the Stages of Change--clients presenting for treatment of addiction bring different levels of motivation to change.
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5-hour sessions of prolonged exposure or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), or were assigned to a waiting list.