Psychotherapy, Brief

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine

OBJECTIVE: Because evidence-based psychotherapies of 12 to 20 sessions can be perceived as too lengthy and time intensive for the treatment of depression in primary care, a number of studies have examined abbreviated psychotherapy protocols. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of brief psychotherapy (i.e., < or =8 sessions) for depression.

Author(s): 
Nieuwsma, Jason A.
Trivedi, Ranak B.
McDuffie, Jennifer
Kronish, Ian
Benjamin, Dinesh
Williams, John W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Affective Disorders

BACKGROUND: In 2001, the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) partnered to produce evidence-based clinical guidelines for the treatment of depressive disorders. A revision of these guidelines was undertaken by CANMAT in 2008-2009 to reflect advances in the field. This article, one of five in the series, reviews new studies of psychotherapy in the acute and maintenance phase of MDD, including computer-based and telephone-delivered psychotherapy.

Author(s): 
Parikh, Sagar V.
Segal, Zindel V.
Grigoriadis, Sophie
Ravindran, Arun V.
Kennedy, Sidney H.
Lam, Raymond W.
Patten, Scott B.
Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT)
Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychosomatic Research

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study is to estimate the economic consequences of somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, defined as bodily distress syndrome (BDS), when mindfulness therapy is compared with enhanced treatment as usual. METHODS: A total of 119 BDS patients were randomized to mindfulness therapy or enhanced treatment as usual and compared with 5950 matched controls. Register data were analyzed from 10years before their inclusion to 15-month follow-up.

Author(s): 
Fjorback, Lone Overby
Carstensen, Tina
Arendt, Mikkel
Ornbøl, Eva
Walach, Harald
Rehfeld, Emma
Fink, Per
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Psychiatry

In this study of adults presenting with symptoms of pathological grief after the death of a parent, there was a frequent pattern of strain on a current love relationship. The attempt to master negative views of the self, precipitated by loss of the parent, through reenactment with the significant other was prominent. Psychotherapy offered an opportunity to rework the feared representation of the self.

Author(s): 
Kaltreider, N. B.
Becker, T.
Horowitz, M. J.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Primary care physicians may often see patients with transient emotional or behavioral problems. Brief office counseling is an action-oriented treatment method that requires the physician to develop both a therapeutic relationship and behavioral contract with the patient. The physician needs to create a secure, permissive, and confidential atmosphere in which the patient can feel comfortable to discuss freely his innermost thoughts and feelings.

Author(s): 
Pfeiffer, S. I.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

Primary care physicians may often see patients with transient emotional or behavioral problems. Brief office counseling is an action-oriented treatment method that requires the physician to develop both a therapeutic relationship and behavioral contract with the patient. The physician needs to create a secure, permissive, and confidential atmosphere in which the patient can feel comfortable to discuss freely his innermost thoughts and feelings.

Author(s): 
Pfeiffer, S. I.
Publication Title: 
BMC palliative care

BACKGROUND: Dignity Therapy is a brief psychotherapy that can enhance a sense of legacy while addressing the emotional and existential needs of patients receiving hospice or palliative care. In Dignity Therapy, patients create a formalized "legacy" document that records their most cherished memories, their lessons learned in life, as well as their hopes and dreams for loved ones in the future. To date, this treatment has been studied for its impact on mitigating distress within hospice and palliative care populations and has provided mixed results.

Author(s): 
Montross-Thomas, Lori P.
Irwin, Scott A.
Meier, Emily A.
Gallegos, Jarred V.
Golshan, Shahrokh
Roeland, Eric
McNeal, Helen
Munson, Diane
Rodseth, Laura
Publication Title: 
Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Author(s): 
Frankel, F. H.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis
Author(s): 
Stein, C.
Publication Title: 
Virginia Medical Monthly
Author(s): 
Ward, W. O.

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