Francine Shapiro Library: EMDR Bibliography
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1. Roman, M. W. (2010, May). Treatment of post traumatic stress disorders: Part II: Non-pharmacological treatments. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(5), 370-372. doi:10.3109/01612841003675311.
The article discusses non-pharmacological treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research has demonstrated that Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) have been effective in treating PTSD but not necessarily in preventing it. The author describes the use of exposure, which aims to disrupt a fear-conditioned response by altering the meaning attached to it, as a means of treating PTSD. The author notes that exposure treatment has been found to be more efficacious when combined with CBT, as opposed to when used alone.