The power of suggestion: Comment on EMDR and Mesmerism: A comparative historical analysis

Citation: Greenwald, R. (1999). The power of suggestion: Comment on EMDR and Mesmerism: A comparative historical analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 13,611-615.

Abstract

This response to McNally challenges the notion that scientific controversy should be waged with smear tactics. McNally's anti-EMDR conclusions are contested as premature and based on red herrings, selective neglect of the literature, and erroneous application of scientific principles. The importance of treatment fidelity is highlighted as a way of distinguishing between EMDR studies of widely varying quality.


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