problem-solving therapy

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problem-solving therapy



A form of brief psychotherapy (typically lasting 10 sessions or less) in which patients are taught a structured approach to recognizing problems and finding workable solutions.
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A two-stage training program was developed by the Problem-Solving Therapy Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Problem-Solving Therapy for caregivers of cancer patients
Since a large number of older adults with depression may not respond to antidepressant treatment, many experts think an effective alternative is problem-solving therapy (PST).
Problem-solving therapy (PST) is an intervention that can reduce depressive symptoms in nonstroke populations (Mynors-Wallis, Gath, Day, & Baker, 2000).
Problem-solving therapy versus supportive therapy in geriatric major depression with executive dysfunction.
A Problem-solving therapy (PST) is a form of cognitive therapy that is based on the assumption that depression is associated with the inability to cope effectively with stressful situations.
Problem-solving therapy appeared to produce the greatest reductions in parasuicide among participants compared to standard care controls; however, the reductions found were not statistically significant.
This original problem-solving therapy adheres to a traditional psychotherapy model, requiring therapists with a strong background in cognitive-behavioral therapy, and 10 to 12 therapy sessions.
Problem-solving therapy for late-life depression in home care: A randomized field trial.
4,5) When analyses were limited to larger studies in order to decrease the risk of bias, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), and problem-solving therapy (PST) all resulted in moderate to large improvement in depressive symptoms when compared to wait-list controls.
This is a population for whom problem-solving therapy has proved to be quite effective, the psychiatrist noted.

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