The effectiveness of psychotherapy. The Consumer Reports study.

@article{Seligman1995TheEO,
  title={The effectiveness of psychotherapy. The Consumer Reports study.},
  author={Martin E. P. Seligman},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  year={1995},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={
          965-74
        }
}
Consumer Reports (1995, November) published an article which concluded that patients benefited very substantially from psychotherapy, that long-term treatment did considerably better than short-term treatment, and that psychotherapy alone did not differ in effectiveness from medication plus psychotherapy. Furthermore, no specific modality of psychotherapy did better than any other for any disorder; psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers did not differ in their effectiveness as… CONTINUE READING

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