Individual factors affecting the improvement of anxiety during a therapeutic period of 1 1/2 to 2 years.

Abstract

Thirty neurotic outpatients suffering from pronounced anxiety were studied and after a therapeutic period of 1.5 to 2 years. The patients were described by means of rating scales and two perceptgenetic methods, the Meta-Contrast Technique and the Afterimage Experiment. It was possible to associate original status with improvement or non-improvement of manifest anxiety. The most positive prognostic sign was sensitivity to marginal (inner and outer) cues, whereas the most negative signs were pre-psychotic discontinuities, projection, and lack of defence mechanisms.

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@article{Smith1975IndividualFA, title={Individual factors affecting the improvement of anxiety during a therapeutic period of 1 1/2 to 2 years.}, author={G J Smith and Lina Sj{\"{o}holm and S{\"{o}ren Nielz{\'e}n}, journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica}, year={1975}, volume={52 1}, pages={7-22} }