Alexithymia as a predictor of residual symptoms in depressed patients who respond to short-term psychotherapy.

@article{Ogrodniczuk2004AlexithymiaAA,
  title={Alexithymia as a predictor of residual symptoms in depressed patients who respond to short-term psychotherapy.},
  author={John S. Ogrodniczuk and William E. Piper and Anthony Joyce},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={
          150-61
        }
}
Residual symptoms are increasingly becoming recognized as an important problem in the treatment of major depression. It is unclear which individuals are more likely to suffer from residual symptoms following treatment. This study investigated the role of alexithymia in the prediction of residual symptoms following treatment with psychotherapy. The study utilized data from 33 outpatients with major depression who were positive responders to psychotherapy. Alexithymia was assessed prior to… CONTINUE READING

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