Anyone can experience intense trauma. EMDR is widely considered one of the best treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Treatment Guidelines

EMDR therapy is listed as a treatment for PTSD and other trauma and stressor disorders by the following organizations. These treatment guidelines are based on reviews that evaluate research of established evidence-based mental health treatments.


Research has shown that EMDR can be an efficient and rapid treatment. EMDR is also found effective by:

  • Clinical Resource Efficiency Support Team (CREST) of the Northern Ireland Department of Health
  • Dutch National Steering Committee for Health Care
  • French Haute Autorite de Sante (French National Authority for Health)
  • French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM)
  • Israeli National Council for Mental Health
  • United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS)
  • United States National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Many other international health and governmental agencies