A mixed methods approach to investigating an experimental treatment for long term depression
Emily Wood is a postgraduate research student at ScHARR, funded by the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).
Listen to Emily talking to Chris Littlewood about her PhD research below...
Click this link to view a poster about Emily's research: A mixed methods approach to investigating an experimental treatment for long term depression.
Emily has also published a paper: Wood, E & Ricketts, T (2013) Is EMDR an Evidenced-Based Treatment for Depression? A Review of the Literature. Journal of EMDR Practice & Research, 7 (4): 225.
It is not unusual for proponents of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to claim it can be used to treat many mental health problems. Depression is an illness that affects the lives of millions across the world; the costs are high, economically and socially, and depression can be devastating for the individual. Despite this, depression is not well treated, so a desire to find other treatments is admirable. However, these treatments must be evidence based and although there is some evidence that EMDR may be a promising new approach, it cannot currently be described as an evidenced-based treatment for depression. There are studies under way across Europe that may produce the evidence needed to expand the recommendations for using EMDR with more than just posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).