Published:  2021-03-04

Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD) to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder-related stress reactivity in Indonesia PTSD patients: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Authors:  Eka Susanty, Marit Sijbrandij, Wilis Srisayekti, Anja C. Huizink

Tags:  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, HRV, Indonesia, PEP, Posttraumatic stress disorder, Stress reactivity

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop after exposure to a traumatic event. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based psychological treatment for PTSD. It is yet unclear whether eye movements also reduce stress reactivity in PTSD patients. This study aims to test whether eye movements, as provided during Eye Movement Desensitization (EMD), are more effective in reducing stress reactivity in PTSD patients as compared to a retrieval-only control condition.