Recent Releases

Chicago, IL – The EMDR Research Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a study on how eye movements may reduce fear-related trauma. Funded by the EMDR Research Foundation, this study, “Eye-movement intervention enhances extinction via amygdala deactivation” examines the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based psychotherapy effective in the treatment of persons who have experienced trauma.

In a world filled with trauma from both natural events such as hurricanes and earthquakes to the human tragedy of war and terror, there is an ever-growing need for effective treatments for those experiencing these traumatic events. According to the National Institutes of Health, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Sidran Institute, 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives, equating to approximately 223.4 million people.