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Articles  |  October 1, 2014
Methylene Blue for Fear Extinction in Adults With Claustrophobia

Administering methylene blue, a memory-enhancing agent, after successful exposure therapy promoted the retention of fear extinction in claustrophobic patients, but clinicians should carefully consider what level of fear reduction was achieved in session to avoid harmful effects.

Articles  |  October 1, 2014
Long-Term Outcome of Psychodynamic Therapy and CBT in Social Anxiety Disorder

No long-term differences were found between CBT and psychodynamic therapy in treating social anxiety disorder, and both treatments were superior to no treatment, but CBT was slightly favored for self-reported symptoms and interpersonal problems in the short term.

Reviews and Overviews  |  October 1, 2014
Exploration of the Patient-Therapist Relationship in Psychotherapy

Interventions based on transference, or how patients relate to their therapists, can be most effective for difficult interpersonal relationships and severe personality pathology, especially in female patients.

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