Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Somatic Disorders

@article{Abbass2009ShortTermPP,
  title={Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Somatic Disorders},
  author={Allan A. Abbass and Stephen R Kisely and Kurt Kroenke},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  year={2009},
  volume={78},
  pages={265 - 274}
}
Background: Somatic symptom disorders are common, disabling and costly. Individually provided short-term psychodynamic psychotherapies (STPP) have shown promising results. However, the effectiveness of STPP for somatic symptom disorders has not been reviewed. Methods: We undertook a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and controlled before and after studies. The outcomes included psychological symptoms, physical symptoms, social-occupational function, healthcare utilization and… Expand
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