Psychotherapy for dysthymic disorder.

The psychotherapy of dysthymic disorder has received too little serious attention and funding. Impressive advances in the pharmacotherapy of dysthymic disorder should not obscure the need for psychosocial treatment for the high proportion of patients who do not respond to medication. Despite the dearth of psychotherapy outcome studies in this area, such data that do exist suggest that relatively brief, focal, antidepressant psychotherapies may successfully treat many patients with lifelong mood disorders. Maintenance therapy probably is indicated to ensure the persistence of treatment gains.
AuthorsJ C Markowitz
JournalThe Psychiatric clinics of North America (Psychiatr Clin North Am) Vol. 19 Issue 1 Pg. 133-49 (Mar 1996) ISSN: 0193-953X [Print] UNITED STATES
PMID8677216 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S., Review)
Chemical References
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Adult
  • Antidepressive Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Depressive Disorder (diagnosis, psychology, therapy)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Assessment
  • Psychotherapy (methods)
  • Treatment Outcome

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