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Guided self-help for functional (psychogenic) symptoms: a randomized controlled efficacy trial.

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OBJECTIVES: Functional (psychogenic or somatoform) symptoms are common in neurology clinics. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an effective treatment, but there are major obstacles to its provision in practice. We tested the hypothesis that adding CBT-based guided self-help (GSH) to the usual care (UC) received by patients improves outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a randomized trial in 2 neurology services in the United Kingdom. Outpatients with functional symptoms (rated by the neurol...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Neurology
Volume:
77
Issue:
6
Pages:
564-572
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1526-632X
ISSN:
0028-3878
URN:
uuid:fa2560d1-07b1-49e5-a859-c35ca2d2ebf2
Source identifiers:
170173
Local pid:
pubs:170173

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