Does Therapy Breed Isolation?

Cooper, Gary
January 2008
Psychotherapy Networker Magazine;Jan2008, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p19
The article reports on the claim of Harvard psychiatrist Richard Schwartz that psychotherapy is good for all social adjustment turns out to be an act of faith. To support his claim, Schwartz points to the Stockholm Outcome of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Project, that looked at the therapy's long-term outcomes. The project found that patients who underwent psychoanalysis and psychotherapy engaged significantly less with other people, a decline in social functioning.


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