The efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among Syrian refugees: results of a randomized controlled trial

Acarturk C., Konuk E., Cetinkaya M., Senay I., Sijbrandij M., Gulen B., ...Daha Fazla

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE, cilt.46, ss.2583-2593, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1017/s0033291716001070
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2583-2593


Background Previous research indicates a high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression among refugees. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective treatment for PTSD for victims of natural disasters, car accidents or other traumatic events. The current study examined the effect of EMDR on symptoms of PTSD and depression by comparing the treatment with a wait-list control condition in Syrian refugees.