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Does psychotherapy work for all disorders listed in the DSM-IV?

Does psychotherapy work for all disorders listed in the DSM-IV? Identify the disorders that outcome research suggests have the best success rate.

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1. Does psychotherapy work for all disorders listed in the DSM-IV? Identify the disorders that outcome research suggests have the best success rate.

Not all disorders are helped with psychotherapy, but many have some some degree of success.

For example, some Axis I disorders are helped through psychotherapy, such as anxiety Disorders: Cognitive behavior Therapy works most effectively with anxiety disorders, such as OCD. However, the serious thought disorders (i.e. schizophrenia, etc.) have a little evidence in terms of psychotherapy being an effective treatment (www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=149244).

Eating disorders, such a bulimia and anorexia, have shown some success with psychotherapy in controlling their disorder. (Krysanski, Ferraro, 2008, www.lifestages.com/health/bulimia.html ). Cognitive behavioral therapy is currently the treatment of choice for bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, and existing evidence supports the use of a specific form of family therapy for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Challenges remain as even the most effective interventions for bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder fail ...

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Psychotherapy applicability is integrated in this solution. References are also provided to further validate the findings.

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