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How do experiences of psychiatric care affect the perceived credibility of different forms of psychotherapy?
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PMID:  17535595     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The study examined the influence of experience with psychiatric treatment on the perceived credibility of psychodynamic (PDT), cognitive (CT) and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy (CBT). METHODS: Written descriptions of the three forms of psychotherapy were rated by three groups of subjects with different levels of experience of psychiatric treatment, a random community sample with the normal level of psychiatric treatment (N=121), psychiatric out-patients with limited previous experience of psychiatric care (N=118), and a group of psychiatric veterans with long experience of psychiatric care (N=48). RESULTS: Besides a significant main effect of psychotherapy form on credibility, the interaction between psychotherapy form and level of previous experience of psychiatric care was highly significant. When respondents ranked the three forms of psychotherapy, there was an overrepresentation of preferences for CBT (and 'don't know' responses) among the general public, whereas the two patient samples were less indecisive and more often preferred PDT and, in particular, CT. CONCLUSIONS: Different forms of psychotherapy appear to have their own market segments, the size of which varies depending on previous experiences of psychological distress and psychiatric treatment.
Josefin Frövenholt; Maria Bragesjö; David Clinton; Rolf Sandell
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychology and psychotherapy     Volume:  80     ISSN:  1476-0835     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Psychother     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-05-30     Completed Date:  2007-11-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101135751     Medline TA:  Psychol Psychother     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  205-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Behavioural Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / standards
Cognitive Therapy / standards
Data Collection
Mental Disorders / therapy*
Middle Aged
Psychotherapy / classification*,  methods,  standards
Social Perception*

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