Psychotherapy Casebook: When Brief Therapy Worked and Medication Did Not.
Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(5):181-182
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Not long ago, long-term psychotherapy was recognized
as the gold standard, and brief psychotherapy was the second-rate patch. Responding to a consumer
mandate, a trend toward evidence-based medicine, and the
regulatory impact of managed care, the positions are
now reversed. There are, today, multiple models of brief
therapy, and long-term therapy is difficult to find and is
often seen as less desirable.