Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) post perinatal loss: investigating final details for pilot trial and feasibility study

  Approximately 3,500 women in the UK experience the trauma of perinatal loss each year. Up to 39% go on to develop perinatal PTSD. There is no effective treatment for these women, but EMDR is effective in reducing PTSD symptoms in other populations. Definitive evaluation of the effect, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of EMDR is required for this population, for which prior piloting and feasibility work is necessary. The number of women with perinatal PTSD, and their attitudes towards entering a randomised trial and receiving EMDR, is unknown. We are seeking funds to conduct a small 2-phase study to obtain this information.

  • Start Date:

    1 March 2019

  • End Date:

    31 August 2019

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Chief Scientists Office

  • Value:

    £33319

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