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July 2001 News and Blog Posts (4)

An Introduction to Psychotherapy Integration

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Psychotherapy integration can be defined as an attempt to look beyond the confines of single-school approaches to see what can be learned from other perspectives (Stricker, 1994). It is characterized by an openness to various ways of integrating diverse theories and techniques. A frequent question that arises is whether psychotherapy integration is simply a different name for the popular eclectic approach. An eclectic approach is one in which a therapist chooses… Continue

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Simplified Forms Can Reduce Anxiety and Increase Patient Satisfaction

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - SAN FRANCISCO—Many patients and some physicians do not understand the purpose and fundamental concepts of clinical trials, according to a study of informed consent.

In one question, participating physicians displayed less understanding about the purpose of clinical trials than did patients, reported Steven Joffe, MD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. More than half (54%) of practitioners disagreed with the statement, "The main reason clinical trials are… Continue

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Psychoanalytic Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - After the recent decade of the brain and in the present era of evidence-based practice, psychoanalytic treatment of personality disorder is being challenged. Not only are managed care companies questioning coverage for psychoanalytically oriented treatments, but other therapies are being promoted as having a better empirical foundation. Certainly, psychoanalytically oriented practitioners have been slow to research their treatment rigorously. This has begun to change,… Continue

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors Can Successfully Treat Depression But Not Fatigue in Cancer Patients

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - SAN FRANCISCO—The theory that serotonin might mediate both depression and fatigue in cancer patients was debunked by results of a community-based study involving more than 700 cancer patients. Reporting on behalf of the University of Rochester Cancer Center Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), Gary R. Morrow, MD, said, "Our data suggest that it is unlikely that serotonin is involved as a final common pathway for fatigue and depression."

Debilitating… Continue

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