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does emdr help with anxiety ?

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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
49 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, very well: It most certainly does. It helps the person quickly identify and move through those things that are causing the anxiety on an ongoing basis. And, it doesn't take years, or even months, of therapy. In fact, this is a treatment that has received a lot of attention, and has a large amount of research behind it. Best to find someone who has been trained and certified in emdr. Avoid the knock-offs.
Answered on May 26, 2020
Dr. William Golden
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EMDR for anxiety: Emdr is mainly used for posttraumatic stress disorder and phobias. It can be used for specific anxieties.
Answered on Feb 20, 2015
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Dr. Daniel Sternberg
49 years experience Clinical Psychology
EMDR has been used widely for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and phobias. It can be used for generalized anxiety as well as specific anxieties. It has also been used for depression, where there's an element of anxiety involved. It's even been utilized for performance enhancement, and for people suffering from chronic pain. All of these when used by a skilled practitioner trained in the use of EMDR
Jul 20, 2014
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes EMDR can help : with anxiety as well as traumatic events.
Answered on May 29, 2016
Dr. Michael Simpson
24 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes for some people: EMDR can help with the symptoms of anxiety. It is one part of at treatment program that should be conducted by someone that is specifically trained.
Answered on May 3, 2015

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