Applying EMDR on children with PTSD
2008 (English)In: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 1018-8827, E-ISSN 1435-165X, Vol. 17, no 3, 127-132 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objective To find out child-adjusted protocol for eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Method Child-adjusted modification were made in the original adult-based protocol, and within- session measurements, when EMDR was used in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) on thirty-three 6-16-year-old children with post-traumatic stress disorder ( PTSD). Results EMDR was applicable after certain modifications adjusted to the age and developmental level of the child. The average treatment effect size was largest on re-experiencing, and smallest on hyperarousal scale. The age of the child yielded no significant effects on the dependent variables in the study. Conclusions A child-adjusted protocol for EMDR is suggested after being applied in a RCT for PTSD among traumatized and psychosocially exposed children.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 17, no 3, 127-132 p.
child, EMDR, PTSD, trauma
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-141262DOI: 10.1007/s00787-007-0646-8ISI: 000255254500001PubMedID: 17846813OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-141262DiVA: diva2:385338