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Short-term analytically oriented psychotherapy versus behavior therapy

Sloane, R.B.; Staples, F.R.; Cristol, A.H.; Yorkston, N.J.

American Journal of Psychiatry 132(4): 373-377


ISSN/ISBN: 0002-953X
PMID: 1119588
DOI: 10.1176/ajp.132.4.373
Accession: 041357509

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Ninety-four outpatients with anxiety neurosis or personality disorder were randomly assigned for four months to a waiting list, behavior therapy, or psychoanalytically oriented therapy. The target symptoms of all three groups improved significantly, but the two treated groups improved equally well and significantly more than those on the waiting list. There were no significant differences among the groups in work or social adjustment; however, the patients who received behavior therapy had a significant overall improvement at four months. One year and two years after the initial assessment, all groups were found to be equally and significantly improved.

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