To prove the effectiveness of EMDR in treatment of adjustment disorder and to compare EMDR Treatment with common techniques, 180 patients with tested adjustment disorder (ADNM, IES-R) were randomized to three groups:A. EMDR treatmentB. Behavioral TherapyC. Family medicine setting including medication.Results were checked after a three and a six months period, in Group A (EMDR) also after 12 months (IES-R, WHOQOL-BREF, ADNM-6).EMDR proved to be effective in treatment of adjustment disorder.EMDR proved to be superior to behavioral therapy regarding expense and patients satisfaction.Family medicine setting including medication turned out not to be sufficient.It turned out, that stress related psychotherapy is necessary.
Graduating from Medical University December 1984 and starting education in orthopedic surgery and family medicine until March 1991. Self-employed in family medicine since April 1991. Starting psychotherapy education in June 1997, EMDR training since 2003. Connecting family medicine and EMDR with special focus on treatment of adjustment disorder with EMDR.