David C Blore
British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 6, Iss. 17, 25 Sep 1997, pp 984 - 988
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new and seemingly effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Table 1). It was developed from a serendipitous discovery in 1987 that eye movements appeared to desensitize traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989). Much has subsequently been written about EMDR, and conclusions about its efficacy have differed.