Problemi di psicoterapia

Journal title RUOLO TERAPEUTICO (il)
Author/s Paolo Migone
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2010/113
Language Italian Pages 14 P. 56-69 File size 342 KB
DOI 10.3280/RT2010-113007
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The meta-analyses on the efficacy of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders are reviewed, and the main trends are examined. There are several meta-analyses on cognitivebehavior therapies (CBT) specific for anxiety disorders, but no meta-analyses on psychodynamic therapies (PDT) specific for anxiety disorders, only some randomized clinical trials (RCT) and meta-analyses on PDT for heterogeneous patients. CBT is efficacious for anxiety disorders, but often it is not compared to other therapies. There are some RCT on PDT for specific anxiety disorders (e.g., panic) that show the efficacy of psychodynamic therapy. Recent meta-analyses on long-term PDT for difficult patients with comorbidity (including anxiety disorders) show the superiority of psychodynamic therapies. Further studies are necessary, but it seems that psychodynamic therapy, differently from the past, shows evidence of its efficacy. (Detailed references are in the Internet version of this article:

Keywords: Anxiety disorders, psychotherapy research, meta-analysis, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy (PDT)

Paolo Migone, Problemi di psicoterapia in "RUOLO TERAPEUTICO (il)" 113/2010, pp 56-69, DOI: 10.3280/RT2010-113007