Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Publication Title: 
Journal of clinical sleep medicine: JCSM: official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Prazosin is recommended for treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-associated nightmares. Level A. Image Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) is recommended for treatment of nightmare disorder. Level A. Systematic Desensitization and Progressive Deep Muscle Relaxation training are suggested for treatment of idiopathic nightmares. Level B. Venlafaxine is not suggested for treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares. Level B. Clonidine may be considered for treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares. Level C.

Author(s): 
Aurora, R. Nisha
Zak, Rochelle S.
Auerbach, Sanford H.
Casey, Kenneth R.
Chowdhuri, Susmita
Karippot, Anoop
Maganti, Rama K.
Ramar, Kannan
Kristo, David A.
Bista, Sabin R.
Lamm, Carin I.
Morgenthaler, Timothy I.
Standards of Practice Committee
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis

Eye Closure, Eye Movements (ECEM) is a hypnotically-based approach to treatment that incorporates eye movements adapted from the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) protocol in conjunction with hypnosis for the treatment of depersonalization disorder. Depersonalization Disorder has been differentiated from post-traumatic stress disorders and has recently been conceptualized as a subtype of panic disorder (Baker et al., 2003; David, Phillips, Medford, & Sierra, 2004; Segui et. al., 2000).

Author(s): 
Harriet, E. Hollander
Publication Title: 
Depression and Anxiety

BACKGROUND: Acute stress disorder (ASD) predicts the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which in some sufferers can persist for years and lead to significant disability. We carried out a review of randomized controlled trials to give an update on which psychological treatments are empirically supported for these disorders, and used the criteria set out by Chambless and Hollon [1998: J Consult Clin Psychol 66:7-18] to draw conclusions about efficacy, first irrespective of trauma type and second with regard to particular populations.

Author(s): 
Ponniah, Kathryn
Hollon, Steven D.
Publication Title: 
General Dentistry

Since the mid-1990s, eye movement desensitization (EMD) has been used in the realm of clinical psychology and psychiatry as a nonpharmacotherapeutic modality for the treatment of phobias, post-traumatic symptoms, and various psychotrauma cases. EMD can also be incorporated into the use of hypnosis, although the two are not the same thing. This study examined various clinical applications of the eye movement component of EMD (known as alternating bilateral stimulation (ABS)) on fearful dental patients who had a history of traumatic dental experiences.

Author(s): 
Lu, Dominic P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of clinical sleep medicine: JCSM: official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Prazosin is recommended for treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-associated nightmares. Level A. Image Rehearsal Therapy (IRT) is recommended for treatment of nightmare disorder. Level A. Systematic Desensitization and Progressive Deep Muscle Relaxation training are suggested for treatment of idiopathic nightmares. Level B. Venlafaxine is not suggested for treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares. Level B. Clonidine may be considered for treatment of PTSD-associated nightmares. Level C.

Author(s): 
Aurora, R. Nisha
Zak, Rochelle S.
Auerbach, Sanford H.
Casey, Kenneth R.
Chowdhuri, Susmita
Karippot, Anoop
Maganti, Rama K.
Ramar, Kannan
Kristo, David A.
Bista, Sabin R.
Lamm, Carin I.
Morgenthaler, Timothy I.
Standards of Practice Committee
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Publication Title: 
Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences

Improved efficacy in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders is urgently needed. Traditional anxiety treatments of hypnosis and psychodynamic therapy may be of some help, but uncontrolled studies lead to inconclusive results on the efficacy of these treatment techniques. There is a larger literature supporting the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral procedures with PTSD, including prolonged exposure therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, and anxiety management techniques.

Author(s): 
Choi, Dennis C.
Rothbaum, Barbara O.
Gerardi, Maryrose
Ressler, Kerry J.
Publication Title: 
BMJ case reports

This is a complex case of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with comorbid panic disorder occurring in a woman in her mid-60s, with a family history of neurotic illness. PTSD arose in the context of treatment for terminal lung cancer. This patient who had been close to her father watched him die of cancer, when he was about her age. Her diagnosis and treatment prompted traumatic recollections of her father's illness and death that resulted in her voluntary withdrawal from cancer treatment.

Author(s): 
Udo, Itoro
Gash, Amanda
Publication Title: 
Revue Médicale Suisse

The psychological assessment of the patient with obesity aims to identify the factors of maintenance of excess weight, such as eating disorders or anxio-depressive disorders. Psychotherapy helps a better weight management. Cognitive-behavioral therapy has shown its effectiveness in the treatment of obesity. New psychotherapeutic approaches are explored. The hypnosis and mindfulness are proposed for the management of emotions and stress. A targeted approach on the body image disorder decreases body dissatisfaction.

Author(s): 
Volery, M.
Bonnemain, A.
Latino, A.
Ourrad, N.
Perroud, A.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Forensic Nursing

BACKGROUND: The percentage of incarcerated individuals in the United States is currently close to an all time high, and more stressful places than prisons are hard to find. Because registered nurses and advance practice nurses are often the only healthcare providers readily available to prison inmates, nurses need a repertoire of effective strategies to minimize prisoners' stress-related symptoms and behaviors.

Author(s): 
Kristofersson, Gisli Kort
Kaas, Merrie J.
Publication Title: 
Advances in Mind-Body Medicine

Recent health research has focused on subtle energy and vibrational frequency as key components of health and healing. In particular, intentional direction of bioenergy is receiving increasing scientific attention. This study investigates the effect of the healer's electromagnetic (EM) heart field upon subjects during energy healing as measured by synchronization of heart rates and scores on a Subjective Units of Distress (SUD) scale and a Profile of Mood States (POMS) inventory.

Author(s): 
Bair, Christine Caldwell
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