EMDR in the Treatment of Specific Phobia.
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00184145|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn (approval of ethical committee was denied)
First Posted : September 16, 2005
Last Update Posted : February 28, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Specific Phobia||Other: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Other: Exposure therapy||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Official Title:||EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) in the Treatment of Specific Phobia. A Randomised Controlled Trial.|
|Actual Study Start Date :||June 2004|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||September 2004|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||September 2004|
The experimental group was treated for animal phobia by EMDR, control group received an attention placebo (relaxation plus breathing exercises). Afterwards, both groups were treated by exposure therapy (therapy of choice for animal phobia).
Other: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Psychotherapy which is approved for PTSD.
Other: Exposure therapy
All participants in the study received exposure therapy som second treatment. Exposure therapy is the therapy of choice for animal phobia.
- Behavioral Approach Test towards the feared animal. [ Time Frame: Before and after each treatment ]
- Scores on self-report questionnaires on phobic symptoms [ Time Frame: Before and after both treatments ]
- Neuropsychological function [ Time Frame: Before first treatment, some measures also before second treatment ]
- Cognitive strategies [ Time Frame: Before both treatments ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00184145
|Principal Investigator:||Ludger Kaiser, Doctor|