Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report

Derek F McLaughlin, Iain W McGowan, Michael C Paterson, Paul W Millar

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    Abstract

    We present a case report of an eighteen year old female patient presenting with a psychological trauma related complaint. Part of the manifestation of the complaint included acts of self cutting over a number of years. Following two sessions of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing with one of the authors (DM) her self cutting ceased. This is maintained at thirteen months follow up. We conclude that Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing may be an effective treatment option in reducing repeat self harm where traumatic events are noted to be the precursor to deliberate self harm.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1-4
    JournalCases Journal
    Volume1
    Issue number177
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2008

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    McLaughlin, Derek F ; McGowan, Iain W ; Paterson, Michael C ; Millar, Paul W. / Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report. In: Cases Journal. 2008 ; Vol. 1, No. 177. pp. 1-4.
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    Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report. / McLaughlin, Derek F; McGowan, Iain W; Paterson, Michael C; Millar, Paul W.

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