Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Somatic Disorders

  title={Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Somatic Disorders},
  author={A. Abbass and S. Kisely and K. Kroenke},
  journal={Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics},
  pages={265 - 274}
  • A. Abbass, S. Kisely, K. Kroenke
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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