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Original Research

Prescribing Brief Psychotherapy

Dean Schuyler, MD

Published: February 1, 2000

Article Abstract

Brief psychotherapy has demonstrated its effectiveness in treating emotional disorders and helping with problems that typically present to primary care physicians. Because practitioners receive little instruction about this treatment option and often have erroneous preconceived ideas about it, psychotherapy remains underprescribed. Effective brief therapy enables the patient to problem-solve, facilitates the relationship with the provider, and ultimately clarifies the patient’s situation. Referral of appropriate patients for psychotherapy will enhance the effectiveness of the doctor in primary care.

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