For adults with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with comorbid psychosis who have experienced complex/multiple trauma, how effective is Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) compared to any other intervention for improving patient outcomes?
No relevant high-quality evidence, such as systematic reviews
and randomised controlled trials (RCT), are available to answer
this question. Therefore, this is a clinically relevant topic which
requires high-quality research to be conducted.
Some evidence is available from pilot studies which examine the
efficacy of EMDR for treating comorbid PTSD and psychosis, although
in these studies the PTSD was not specifically a result of
multiple/complex trauma (de Bont, van Minnen, & de Jongh, 2013;
van den Berg & van der Gaag, 2012). Since these are pilot
studies and not RCTs, their findings have been excluded from this
summary. A protocol is available for an RCT which compares the
effects of prolonged exposure, EMDR, and waiting list, on patients
with current psychosis and comorbid PTSD (de Bont et al.,
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