Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a new type of therapy that has been shown to be helpful in the treatment of various psychological disorders. Some of these include body dismorphic disorder, phobias, low selfesteem, and chronic phantom limb pain (Brown, McGoUrick, & Buchanan, 1997; ]onghl & Broeke, 1998; Maxwell 2003; Schneider, Hofmann, Rost, & Shapiro, 2008). In addition, because EMDR has been found to be specifically helpful in the treatment of anxiety based disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD ), it could also aid in the treatment of dissociative identity disorder (DID). EMD R may help to quickly integrate disturbing memories that cause personality fragmentation; however, further research should be conducted in order to fully establish this hypothesis.
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing: A New Therapy for the Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal in Psychology: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol6/iss1/7