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Treating morbid jealousy with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing utilizing cognitive inter-weave – a case report

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Jealousy is an unwelcome emotion, which most people will have experienced at some time in their lives. In its mildest form it may be seen as an expression of devotion, however, for some people it can become obsessive and destructive. The possible consequences of this condition can result in suspicion, violence and the complete breakdown of the relationship. This paper will highlight the case of a man with a long-standing history of jealousy towards his partner. Characteristically, the jealousy was being maintained by the subjects erroneous assumptions about sexual behaviour and atttractiveness, and pervasive negative schemas of self worth. Any consideration for treatment therefore, needed to address both these areas. The treatment intervention of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) utilizing cognitive interweave was used to refute negative schemas of self worth, which resulted in a reduction of symptomatology, consequently developing for the subject more appropriate perceptions of his partner's behaviour. An outline of assessment re-formulation and subsequent treatment will be demonstrated.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: St Catherine's Hospital

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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