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Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report

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McLaughlin, Derek F, McGowan, Iain W, Paterson, Michael C and Millar, Paul W (2008) Cessation of deliberate self harm following eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing: A case report. Cases Journal, 1 (177). pp. 1-4. [Journal article]

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URL: http://casesjournal.com/content/1/1/177

DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-177

Abstract

We present a case report of an eighteen year old female patient presenting with a psychological trauma related complaint. Part of the manifestation of the complaint included acts of self cutting over a number of years. Following two sessions of Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing with one of the authors (DM) her self cutting ceased. This is maintained at thirteen months follow up. We conclude that Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing may be an effective treatment option in reducing repeat self harm where traumatic events are noted to be the precursor to deliberate self harm.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Mental Health
ID Code:6897
Deposited By:Dr Derek McLaughlin
Deposited On:29 Jan 2010 15:03
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 15:22

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