Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 289-299 : The use of EMDR in patients with dissociative identity disorder

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dc.contributor.author Lazrove, Steven
dc.contributor.author Fine, Catherine G., 1950-
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-21T20:28:47Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-21T20:28:47Z
dc.date.issued 1996-12
dc.identifier.issn 0896-2863
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1778
dc.description p. 289-299 en
dc.description.abstract Hyperarousal during trauma inhibits the integration of memory. In DID, memory is further disrupted when alter personalities coalesce around individual memory fragments and either reenact conflicts or disown them. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an innovative psychotherapeutic method which accelerates information processing and facilitates the integration of fragmented traumatic memories. Following a successful EMDR session, patients report that the nature of the traumatic memory has changed and that the event is now less upsetting and “feels over.” A strategy for using EMDR to integrate traumatic memories in patients with dissociative identity disorder (DID) is presented and technical considerations for its implementation are discussed. To the extent that alter personalities often are based on memory fragments, integration of traumatic memory facilitates personality integration. EMDR may be a superior method for working with traumatic memories in that it appears to enhance memory integration and reformulate cognitions concomitantly. en
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dc.publisher Ridgeview Institute and the International Society for the Study of Dissociation en
dc.title Dissociation : Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 289-299 : The use of EMDR in patients with dissociative identity disorder en
dc.title.alternative The use of EMDR in patients with dissociative identity disorder en
dc.type Article en


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