Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing to treat PTSD in people with learning disabilities

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There is now evidence of the effectiveness of eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing for the treatment of symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

In her debut blog, Rose Tomlins looks at a review of the evidence of this approach for people with learning disabilities.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and reprocessing impacts on symptoms of PTSD in adult with learning disabilities


Background Some time ago, we posted about a case study with two individuals with learning disabilities, where the researchers used eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) to achieve a decrease in posttraumatic stress disorder -like symptoms Eye movement desensitisation is an approach that developed out of work in the late 80s, based on observations that [read the full story…]