Frederick Lemere, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Prolonged intensive psychotherapy in depth was once considered to be the ideal goal of the therapeutic endeavor. Anything short of this was thought to be inadequate or expedient. Fortunately this concept is no longer valid, as the results with brief therapy are often as good or better and are now scientifically acceptable. Although psychoanalytic-type therapy is occasionally indicated and necessary, its general application tends to limit the range and scope of treatment. Internists can and should have more confidence in their own common-sense approach to the emotional ills of their patients.
The technique of brief psychotherapy is described. It consists
Lemere F. Advantages of Brief Psychotherapy.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1067–1068. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1067_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1067-1068.
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