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Letters to the Editor

EMDR for Women Who Experience Traumatic Events

Gary Peterson

Published: November 1, 2002

Article Abstract

Letter to the Editor

Sir: In their article for a recent supplement to the Journal, Foa and Street summarize psychotherapeutic interventions for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They indicate that 2 procedures, exposure therapy and stress inoculation training (SIT), are effective in reduction of PTSD symptoms. They describe other psychotherapy procedures, but they do not mention an important therapeutic method for PTSD: eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

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