During the past year, researchers published several trials confirming the effectiveness of cognitive-behavior therapy for panic disorder. Two trials, however, suggested that nondirective psychotherapy and behavioral treatment without exposure benefits these patients. Depression researchers published further data indicating that diverse psychosocial treatments are equally beneficial. Innovative breakthroughs occurred in the treatment of schizophrenia, cocaine dependence, and body dysmorphic disorder.
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Current Opinion in Psychiatry 1995, 8:395-399.
Richard J. McNally, Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.