Psychodynamic Readings

References for Effectiveness and Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Randomized Controlled Trial 

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Meta analyses

Cuijpers, P., van Straten, A., Andersson, G., & van Oppen, P. (2008). Psychotherapy for depression in adults: A meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies. Journal of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 76(6), 909-922. doi:10.1037/a0013075
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Leichsenring, F., & Rabung, S. (2011). Long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy in complex mental disorders: Update of a meta-analysis. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 199(1), 15-22. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.110.082776
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Driessen, E., Cuijpers, P., de Maat, S. M., Abbass, A. A., de Jonghe, F., & Dekker, J. M. (2010). The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 30(1), 25-36. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2009.08.010
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Shedler, J. (2010). The efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 65(2), 98-109. doi:10.1037/a0018378
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Leichsenring, F., Rabung, S., & Leibing, E. (2004). The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy in specific psychiatric disorders: A Meta-analysis. Archives Of General Psychiatry, 61(12), 1208-1216. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.61.12.1208
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Leichsenring, F., & Rabung, S. (2008). Effectiveness of long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: A meta-analysis. Journal of The American Medical Association, 300(13), 1551-1565. doi:10.1001/jama.300.13.1551
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Svartberg, M., & Stiles, T. C. (1991). Comparative effects of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy: A meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 59(5), 704-714. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.59.5.704
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Abbass, A., Town, J., & Driessen, E. (2011). The efficacy of short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depressive disorders with comorbid personality disorder. Psychiatry: Interpersonal And Biological Processes, 74(1), 58-71. doi:10.1521/psyc.2011.74.1.58
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Smit, Y., Huibers, M. H., Ioannidis, J. A., van Dyck, R., van Tilburg, W., & Arntz, A. (2012). The effectiveness of long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy—A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clinical Psychology Review, 32(2), 81-92. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.11.003
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Reviews

Bateman, A. W., & Fonagy, P. (2000). Effectiveness of psychotherapeutic treatment of personality disorder. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 177, 138-143. doi:10.1192/bjp.177.2.138
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Fonagy, P., Roth, A., & Higgitt, A. (2005). The outcome of psychodynamic psychotherapy for psychological disorders. Clinical Neuroscience Research, 4(5-6), 367–377. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnr.2005.03.005
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Beail, N. (2003). What works for people with mental retardation? Critical commentary on cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic psychotherapy research. Mental Retardation, 41(6), 468-472. doi:10.1352/0047-6765(2003)412.0.CO;2
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Gabbard, G. O. (2001). Empirical evidence and psychotherapy: A growing scientific base. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158(1), 1–3. http://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.158.1.1
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Milton, J. (2001). Psychoanalysis and cognitive behaviour therapy–Rival paradigms or common ground?. The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 82(3), 431-447. doi:10.1516/DVLN-RK5E-C1YV-ME4V
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Fonagy, P. (2003). The research agenda: The vital need for empirical research in child psychotherapy. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 29(2), 129-136.
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Fonagy, P., & Target, M. (1996). Predictors of outcome in child psychoanalysis: A retrospective study of 763 cases at the Anna Freud Centre. Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association, 44(1), 27-77.
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Midgley, N., & Kennedy, E. (2011). Psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents: A critical review of the evidence base. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 37(3), 232-260. doi:10.1080/0075417X.2011.614738
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Willner, P. (2005). The effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions for people with learning disabilities: A critical overview. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 49(1), 73-85. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2005.00633.x
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Gottesfeld, M. L. (1985). Mystical aspects of psychotherapeutic efficacy. Psychoanalytic Review, 72(4), 589-597.
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Incomplete List of Individual Studies

Burnand, Y., Andreoli, A., Kolatte, E., Venturini, A., & Rosset, N. (2002). Psychodynamic psychotherapy and clomipramine in the treatment of major depression. Psychiatric Services, 53(5), 585-590. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.53.5.585
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Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2001). Treatment of borderline personality disorder with psychoanalytically oriented partial hospitalization: An 18-month follow-up. The American Journal Of Psychiatry, 158(1), 36-42. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.158.1.36
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Driessen, E., Van, H. L., Don, F. J., Peen, J., Kool, S., Westra, D., & … Dekker, J. M. (2013). The efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy in the outpatient treatment of major depression: A randomized clinical trial. The American Journal Of Psychiatry, 170(9), 1041-1050. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12070899
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Freedman, N., Hoffenberg, J. D., Vorus, N., & Frosch, A. (1999). The effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy: The role of treatment duration, frequency of sessions, and the therapeutic relationship. Journal Of The American Psychoanalytic Association, 47(3), 741-772. doi:10.1177/00030651990470031001
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Bressi, C., Porcellana, M., Marinaccio, P. M., Nocito, E. P., & Magri, L. (2010). Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy versus treatment as usual for depressive and anxiety disorders: A randomized clinical trial of efficacy. Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease, 198(9), 647-652. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181ef3ebb
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Hilsenroth, M. J., Ackerman, S. J., Blagys, M. D., Baity, M. R., & Mooney, M. A. (2003). Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for depression: An examination of statistical, clinically significant, and technique-specific change. Journal Of Nervous And Mental Disease, 191(6), 349-357. doi:10.1097/00005053-200306000-00001
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Krystal, H. (1982). Alexithymia and the effectiveness of psychoanalytic treatment. International Journal Of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 9353-378.
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Piper, W. E., Debbane, E. G., Bienvenu, J. P., & Garant, J. (1984). A comparative study of four forms of psychotherapy. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 52(2), 268-279. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.52.2.268
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Blatt, S. J., & Shahar, G. (2004). Psychoanalysis–with whom, for what, and how? Comparisons with psychotherapy. Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association, 52(2), 393-447.
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Knekt, P., Lindfors, O., Härkänen, T., Välikoski, M., Virtala, E., Laaksonen, M. A., & … Renlund, C. (2008). Randomized trial on the effectiveness of long- and short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy and solution-focused therapy on psychiatric symptoms during a 3-year follow-up. Psychological Medicine, 38(5), 689-703. doi:10.1017/S003329170700164X
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Haase, M., Frommer, J., Franke, G., Hoffmann, T., Schulze-Muetzel, J., Jäger, S., & … Schmitz, N. (2008). From symptom relief to interpersonal change: Treatment outcome and effectiveness in inpatient psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research, 18(5), 615-624. doi:10.1080/10503300802192158
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Watzke, B., Rüddel, H., Jürgensen, R., Koch, U., Kriston, L., Grothgar, B., & Schulz, H. (2010). Effectiveness of systematic treatment selection for psychodynamic and cognitive–behavioural therapy: Randomised controlled trial in routine mental healthcare. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 197(2), 96-105. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.109.072835
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Milrod, B., Leon, A. C., Busch, F., Rudden, M., Schwalberg, M., Clarkin, J., & … Shear, M. K. (2007). A randomized controlled clinical trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for panic disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 164(2), 265-272. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.164.2.265
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Busch, F. N., Milrod, B. L., & Sandberg, L. S. (2009). A study demonstrating efficacy of a psychoanalytic psychotherapy for panic disorder: Implications for psychoanalytic research, theory, and practice. Journal of The American Psychoanalytic Association, 57(1), 131-148. doi:10.1177/0003065108329677
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Target, M., & Fonagy, P. (1994). The efficacy of psychoanalysis for children: Prediction of outcome in a developmental context. Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 33(8), 1134-1144. doi:10.1097/00004583-199410000-00009
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Fonagy, P., & Target, M. (1994). The efficacy of psychoanalysis for children with disruptive disorders. Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 33(1), 45-55. doi:10.1097/00004583-199401000-00007
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Fonagy, P., & Moran, G. S. (1990). Studies on the efficacy of child psychoanalysis. Journal of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 58(6), 684-695. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.58.6.684
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Target, M., & Fonagy, P. (1994). Efficacy of psychoanalysis for children with emotional disorders. Journal Of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 33(3), 361-371. doi:10.1097/00004583-199403000-00010
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Philips, B., Wennberg, P., Werbart, A., & Schubert, J. (2006). Young adults in psychoanalytic psychotherapy: Patient characteristics and therapy outcome. Psychology And Psychotherapy: Theory, Research And Practice, 79(1), 89-106. doi:10.1348/147608305X52649
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Baruch, G. (1995). Evaluating the outcome of a community-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy service for young people between 12 and 25 years old: Work in progress. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 9(3), 243-267. doi:10.1080/02668739500700251
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Deakin, E. K., & Nunes, M. T. (2009). Effectiveness of child psychoanalytic psychotherapy in a clinical outpatient setting. Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 35(3), 290-301. doi:10.1080/00754170903244621
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Lush, D., Boston, M., & Grainger, E. (1991). Evaluation of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with children: Therapists’ assessments and predictions. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 5(3), 191-234. doi:10.1080/02668739100700101
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Tonge, B. J., Pullen, J. M., Hughes, G. C., & Beaufoy, J. (2009). Effectiveness of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for adolescents with serious mental illness: 12 month naturalistic follow-up study. Australian And New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 43(5), 467-475. doi:10.1080/00048670902817679
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Beail, N., Warden, S., Morsley, K., & Newman, D. (2005). Naturalistic Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Journal of Applied Research In Intellectual Disabilities, 18(3), 245-251. doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2005.00223.x
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Beail, N. (1998). Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with men with intellectual disabilities: A preliminary outcome study. British Journal Of Medical Psychology, 71(1), 1-11. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.1998.tb01363.x
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Vinnars, B., Barber, J. P., Norén, K., Gallop, R., & Weinryb, R. M. (2005). Manualized supportive-expressive psychotherapy versus nonmanualized community-delivered psychodynamic therapy for patients with personality disorders: Bridging efficacy and effectiveness. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 162(10), 1933-1940. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.162.10.1933
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Steuer, J. L., Mintz, J., Hammen, C. L., Hill, M. A., Jarvik, L. F., McCarley, T., & … Rosen, R. (1984). Cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic group psychotherapy in treatment of geriatric depression. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology, 52(2), 180-189. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.52.2.180
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Leichsenring, F., Masuhr, O., Jaeger, U., Dally, A., & Streeck, U. (2010). The effectiveness of psychoanalytic-interactional psychotherapy in borderline personality disorder. Bulletin Of The Menninger Clinic, 74(3), 206-218. doi:10.1521/bumc.2010.74.3.206
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Gabbard, G. O. (2000). Psychodynamic psychotherapy of borderline personality disorder: A contemporary approach. Bulletin Of The Menninger Clinic, 65(1), 41-57. doi:10.1521/bumc.65.1.41.18705
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Books/ Book Chapters

Levy, R. A., Ablon, J. S. (2009). Handbook of evidence-based psychodynamic psychotherapy:  Bridging the gap between science and practice.  New York: Humana Press
Keller, W., Westhoff, G., Dilg, R., Rohner, R., & Studt, H. H. (2002). Efficacy and cost effectiveness aspects of outpatient (Jungian) psychoanalysis and psychotherapy–a catamnestic study. In M. Leuzinger-Bohleber, M. Target, M. Leuzinger-Bohleber, M. Target (Eds.) , Outcomes of psychoanalytic treatment: Perspectives for therapists and researchers (pp. 186-197). Philadelphia, PA, US: Whurr Publishers.