The efficacy of eye movement desensitization technique (EMDR) on worry, anxiety and annoying memories in women of Alanan Association of Gorgan city, 2016

Document Type : Research Paper


1 MA. student in psychology, Department of psychology, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran

2 Assistant professor of psychology, Department of psychology, Gorgan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gorgan, Iran


Introduction: Addiction is one of the special issues for clinical psychologists and psychiatrists because it has many negative consequences for communities. The present study examined the teaching of EMDR technique on annoying memories and anxiety and worry in women members of Alanan Association of Gorgan city.
Materials and Methods: In this clinical study, 30 women of Alanan Association of Gorgan (2016) were selected by convenient method and divided into control and experimental groups. Data were collected using Raymond Bernard Cattle's Anxiety Inventory (CAQ), Pennsylvania Worrying (PSWQ) and Brequette's Annoying Memories. Data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics.
Results: Findings showed that EMDR was effective on anxiety and worry among women of Alanan Association (P<0.05) while it had not significant impact on annoying memories.
Conclusion: The results of the study revealed that EMDR technique can impact on anxiety and worry among addict women.


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