GPs mustn't be dismayed about grasp of cognitive therapy

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7360.390 (Published 17 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:390
  1. James L Spira, staff psychologist (JimSpira@aol.com)
  1. Health Psychology ProgramMental Health Services, Navy Medical Center, San Diego, CA 92134, USA

    EDITOR—No one should be surprised when a brief training in cognitive therapy proves ineffective in improving a patient's anxiety or depression after six months.1 As a psychologist, I have taught cognitive therapy interventions in courses for graduate students, psychiatry residents, and primary …

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