Fallacies and Deflections in Debating the Empirical Support for EMDR in the Treatment of PTSD: A Reply to Maxfield, Lake, & Hyer

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The Maxfield, Lake, and Hyer acerbic attack on my review is filled with fallacies and inaccurate and unwarranted accusations that deflect attention away from the main issue pertaining to the insufficient evidence base for current claims that EMDR is more effective than exposure therapies and is an empirically-supported treatment for children, combat PTSD, and multiple trauma PTSD. More research is needed before such claims can be called evidence-based.

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