Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing for an adolescent with Internet Addiction Disorder

Title
Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing for an adolescent with Internet Addiction Disorder
Author
김대호
Keywords
DeTUR; EMDR; game addiction; Internet addiction
Issue Date
2012-06
Publisher
Springer
Citation
Journal of EMDR Practice & Research. 2012, 6(2), P.73-81(9)
Abstract
This case study reports the successful treatment of Internet addiction in a 13- year-old male using four 45-minute sessions of the desensitization of triggers and urge reprocessing (DeTUR) protocol--an addiction protocol of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR; Popky, 2005). This protocol uses EMDR procedures to process current triggers and positive future templates, but it does not identify or directly address any past trauma. At baseline, the participant showed a moderate level of Internet addiction (scoring 75 on Young's Internet Addiction Test [IAT]) and moderate depression (26 on the Beck Depression Inventory [BDI]). During assessment, he identified 7 triggers for Internet gaming and rated the associated urge to engage in the activity with scores of 3 - 9 on the level of urge scale (0 = lowest, 10 = strongest). Using the DeTUR protocol, the level of urge for each trigger was reduced to 2, which the participants defined as "not being able to think about or crave for the game." After treatment, his symptoms had declined to nonclinical levels (38 on IAT and 6 on BDI) and he was able to restrict his time on the Internet to an hour per day. These therapeutic gains were maintained at 6- and 12-month follow-up. The DeTUR may be a good treatment option for Internet addiction and further controlled studies are needed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
URI
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/emdr/2012/00000006/00000002/art00003;jsessionid=mspadluetwwj.x-ic-live-02http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11754/67760
ISSN
1933-3196
DOI
10.1891/1933-3196.6.2.73
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