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Use of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing for Treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder after a Motor Vehicle Accident

This case report illustrates the utilisation of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing for treating a patients with post-traumatic stress disorder after a motor vehicle accident. Standardised measurements (Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and Impact of Event Scale-Revised) were adopted to monitor treatment effectiveness during various treatment phases. This case demonstrates the possible application of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing for the Chinese population and the treatment efficacy of eye movement desensitisation reprocessing for post-traumatic stress disorder. The implications for future research are discussed.

Key words: Eye movement desensitization reprocessing, Motor vehicle accident, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Treatment effectiveness

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