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(also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a tool used in certain forms of psychotherapy that intends to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), and other mental health problems using (in its original form) only eye movements similar t... more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Post-Traumatic Stress D...
314
82%
Depression
100
76%
Sexual Abuse
37
97%
Anxiety
20
100%
Rape
12
100%
Overall, 86% (586 Members) find EMDR helpful
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EMDR Reviews

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I continue to find EMDR helpful.
Just beginning
Working / Worked
Has been effective but need update protocols before every dental appt.
This by far was the best treatment I have had. I still have trouble with things but it took me from being stuck in the house to moving to another country.
Using EMDR has helped me in working through a couple of rapes, but I am beginning to deal with the final one, where I was sexually abused and then raped by a cousin.
workED
Good so far
I am still in therapy but it has already made previously frightening situations more normal. I have recalled several new memories of events in my childhood.
still working at it
My therapist used gentle reprocessing to help me. It was a very positive experience. I wish I could have done it longer.
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD
    Hey All, I don't post much here, but I've used EMDR extensively for Complex PTSD due to consistent abuse for about 9 years and then some isolated i... [More]
  2. Discussion: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD
    So far I'm enjoying what I have ben learning about this and I found a good resource for those of us who are brand new, as I am from reading the OP inf... [More]
  3. Discussion: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD
    I have had two sessions of EMDR, to work on traumatic memories from a drug and alcohol rehab I went to. (more like a cult). I do feel relieved, and am... [More]
  4. Discussion: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD
    Wow Alan246...thank you very much for adding this. That is something I did not read about! Thank you for adding very important information about thi... [More]
  5. Discussion: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMD
    Thanks for the info carrie! I just wanted to throw in my two cents. I have a frontal-lobe seizure disorder. I actually found out I had a seizure ... [More]