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Behavioral treatment of hysterical neurosis: symptom substitution and sympton return reconsidered.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1265156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the major areas of disagreement between therapists working within the psychodynamic and behavioral frameworks involves the issues of symptom substitution and symptom return, the psychodynamicists holding that treatment of symptoms alone cannot result in permanent improvement, and the behavioral therapists arguing that it can. However, a reexamination of the data indicates that psychoanalysts base their conclusions primarily on cases of hysterical neurosis whereas the behaviorists base their conclusions primarily on the treatment of phobia. Heeding the call of the recent American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Behavior Therapy (1973), in this paper we seek to reconcile the apparently contradictory data, illustrating our arguments with case reports. Moreover, we will attempt to obtain a greater degree of rapprochement and cross-fertilization between the dynamic and behavioral schools of thought.
E B Blanchard; M Hersen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0033-2747     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1976 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376470     Medline TA:  Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-29     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Behavior Therapy*
Extinction, Psychological
Hysteria / therapy*
Reinforcement, Social
Sick Role
Social Behavior
Social Environment
Social Isolation
Stress, Psychological

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