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EMDR: als herinneringen in de weg zitten.

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85 E mDr is een geprotocolleerde, evidence based behandelprocedure gericht op het verzwak-ken van emotioneel beladen herinneringen aan gebeurtenissen in het verleden. Volgens de meest recente versie van de Multidisciplinaire richtlijn Angststoornissen is emDr één van de twee meest in aanmerking komende psychologische interventies bij de posttraumatische stress-stoornis (PtSS). Daarnaast wordt emDr steeds vaker toege-past bij de behandeling van andere klachten en psychische aandoeningen. De emDr-behandeling wordt geïllustreerd aan de hand van een casus van een volwassene met erec-tiele disfunctie en een kind met een eetprobleem. EMDR, af korting voor Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is een geprotocolleerde, evidence based behandelprocedure gericht op het desensitiseren – ofwel verzwakken – van herinneringen aan negatieve gebeurte-nissen die aanleiding geven tot een psychische klacht of aandoening. 1 EMDR is daarmee een eerste keuze behande-ling voor de gevolgen van psychotrauma (kader 1) zowel voor kinderen als volwassenen. Volgens de Multidisciplinaire richtlijn Angststoornissen van de GGZ is EMDR één van de meest in aanmerking komende psychologische interventies bij posttraumatische stress-stoornis (PTSS). De methode is effectief en wordt door EMDR: als herinneringen in de weg zitten

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