The emerging evidence for long-term psychodynamic therapy.

@article{Leichsenring2013TheEE,
  title={The emerging evidence for long-term psychodynamic therapy.},
  author={Falk Leichsenring and Allan A. Abbass and Patrick Luyten and Mark Hilsenroth and Sven Rabung},
  journal={Psychodynamic psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={
          361-84
        }
}
UNLABELLED There is growing evidence from RCTs supporting the efficacy of both short-term (STPP) and long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (LTPP) for specific mental disorders. In a first series of meta-analyses, LTPP was shown to be superior to shorter forms of psychotherapy, especially in complex mental disorders. However, the evidence for LTPP has not gone unchallenged. After several responses have addressed the raised concerns, a recent meta-analysis by Smit and colleagues (2012) again… 
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