This pilot study examined the effects of EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in treating posttraumatic stress disorder in cancer patients in the follow-up phase of the disease. The study also aimed to examine whether EMDR treatment has a different impact on PTSD in the active treatment or during the follow- up stages of the disease. As a result, it was found that for cancer patients in the follow-up stage, the absence of PTSD after the treatment was associated with a significantly higher likelihood of receiving EMDR rather than CBT.

The most interesting and significant outcome of the study was that the participants who underwent EMDR were able to overcome their PTSD diagnosis within eight sessions of therapy.

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