Efficacy of Psychological Treatments for Mental Illness: A Review of Papers in the English Language

  • R. J. Daly
  • H. A. Ross
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Abstract

Doctors have always been eager to see their personal interactions with their patients as being part of the art of medicine. Until the time of Freud they were extremely reluctant to examine critically the nature of these interactions and their effects on the course of illnesses of their patients. There has, however, been increasing interest in examining the possibilities for applying the methodological rigour previously only used in physical treatments, to psychological treatments. This workshop concerns itself with pointing to needs for further research. In earlier papers I have reviewed the problems concerning research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy in general (Daly 1983), and for psychoses in particular (Daly 1984).

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Placebo Depression Europe Schizophrenia Hydrochloride 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Daly
    • 1
  • H. A. Ross
  1. 1.Cork Regional HospitalUniversity Department of PsychiatryWilton, CorkIreland

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