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Eye-movement desensitization influence on post-traumatic stress disorder
Parvin Dibajnia, Ali Reza Zahirodin * , Zahra Gheidar
Professor, Behavioual science Research center, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran , azahiroddin@yahoo.com
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Background: The 5% to 25% prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) during life-time can cause irrefutable harms an individuals and society. This research carried out to examine or not eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) treatment can improve PTSD symptoms. Materials and methods: 71 patients (56 females and 15 males) have been selected randomly. Demographic and kind of trauma-reminding information were collected by two questionnaires. Blood pressure, Heart beating and Breathing numbers before and after EMDR were measured. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistic and Q2 using SPSS software version 16. Results: 59% of patients were under 20-30 years old. 79% were females. According to the results, EMDR resulted to significant reduction of trauma reminding. Blood pressure, heart beating and breathing increased by trauma reminding significantly. ‍Conclusion: EMDR techniques promote improvement of negative symptoms of PTSD.
Keywords: : Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Medicine
Received: 2012/05/30
* Corresponding Author Address: Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine;
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Parvin Dibajnia, Ali Reza Zahirodin, Zahra Gheidar. Eye-movement desensitization influence on post-traumatic stress disorder . Pajoohandeh Journal. 2012; 16 (7) :322-326
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