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Psychotherapy Casebook: When Brief Therapy Worked and Medication Did Not.

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2000;2(5):181-182
10.4088/PCC.v02n0509

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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.‚Äč