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Family Therapy

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Psychiatry related information on Family Therapy

  • OBJECTIVE: The authors studied the efficacy of once-weekly psychotherapy, family therapy, or group therapy led by paraprofessionals among patients with cocaine use disorders [1].
  • Depending on medical common sense and economic restrictions, the optimization and fine-tuning of lithium prophylaxis may be advisable in selected cases, including counseling, family therapy, cognitive therapy, well-being therapy, or interpersonal psychotherapy [2].
  • Treatment consisted of sertraline combined with individual play therapy and family therapy, following which the patient reported modest improvement in symptoms of both disorders [3].
  • A survey of the role of gender in family therapy training programs was conducted by the Women's Task Force of the American Family Therapy Association (AFTA) in order to determine the extent to which gender issues were included in the curriculum [4].

High impact information on Family Therapy


Chemical compound and disease context of Family Therapy

  • SFAT-AM: Short Family Therapy in Ambulatory Medicine, has been developed with aim of offering solutions to this question [10].
  • The Power Equity Guide: attending to gender in family therapy [11].
  • The Progress Index for Family Therapy Programs, an instrument for measuring the relative level of involvement in family therapy by treatment programs, is presented [12].
  • This study reports the findings of a phenomenological enquiry into the lived experience of 10 families who received Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) as part of a training initiative in the West Midlands Health Region of the UK [13].
  • A number of examples are offered--from the work of Milton Erickson on hypnosis and from nonhypnotic therapy sessions--that demonstrate the presence and usefulness of enthymemes in family therapy dialogue [14].

Gene context of Family Therapy

  • OBJECTIVES: This review seeks to address the question of whether family therapy without medication can reduce the core symptoms of ADHD as compared to no treatment or standard treatment [15].
  • A 'short family therapy' in schizophrenia, according to a specific systemic model (the 'Elementary Pragmatic Model' or EPM) with a strong paradoxical structure is presented [16].
  • Family therapy in poorly controlled juvenile IDDM: effects on diabetic control, self-evaluation and behavioural symptoms [17].
  • The first study included 32 children and used a randomised controlled treatment design comparing a CBT approach with conjoint family therapy and an eclectic approach [18].
  • Of these, 14 families underwent a psycho-educative intervention programme called BFT (Behavioural Family Therapy) [19].


  1. Outcomes for cocaine abusers after once-a-week psychosocial therapy. Kang, S.Y., Kleinman, P.H., Woody, G.E., Millman, R.B., Todd, T.C., Kemp, J., Lipton, D.S. The American journal of psychiatry. (1991) [Pubmed]
  2. Does effective lithium prophylaxis result in a symptom-free state of manic-depressive illness? Some thoughts on the fine-tuning of mood stabilization. Müller-Oerlinghausen, B. Comprehensive psychiatry. (2000) [Pubmed]
  3. Persistent, unwanted erections in an 8-year-old boy. Montgomery, J.H., Waller, D.A., Robinson, R. Psychopathology. (2003) [Pubmed]
  4. A study of the role of gender in family therapy training. Coleman, S.B., Avis, J.M., Turin, M. Family process. (1990) [Pubmed]
  5. Ras family therapy: Rab, Rho and Ral talk to the exocyst. Novick, P., Guo, W. Trends Cell Biol. (2002) [Pubmed]
  6. Clinical outcome after short-term psychotherapy for adolescents with major depressive disorder. Birmaher, B., Brent, D.A., Kolko, D., Baugher, M., Bridge, J., Holder, D., Iyengar, S., Ulloa, R.E. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry (2000) [Pubmed]
  7. Drug and family therapy in the aftercare of acute schizophrenics. Goldstein, M.J., Rodnick, E.H., Evans, J.R., May, P.R., Steinberg, M.R. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry (1978) [Pubmed]
  8. Outcome, attrition, and family-couples treatment for drug abuse: a meta-analysis and review of the controlled, comparative studies. Stanton, M.D., Shadish, W.R. Psychological bulletin. (1997) [Pubmed]
  9. Therapist ratings of achievement of objectives in psychotherapy with acute schizophrenics. King, C.E., Goldstein, M.J. Schizophrenia bulletin. (1979) [Pubmed]
  10. SFAT-AM: short family therapy in ambulatory medicine. Treatment approach in 10-15 minute encounters. Eshet, I., Margalit, A., Almagor, G. Family practice. (1993) [Pubmed]
  11. The Power Equity Guide: attending to gender in family therapy. Haddock, S.A., Zimmerman, T.S., MacPhee, D. Journal of marital and family therapy. (2000) [Pubmed]
  12. An index for measuring agency involvement in family therapy. Coleman, S.B., Stanton, M.D. Family process. (1978) [Pubmed]
  13. How was it for you? Families' experiences of receiving Behavioural Family Therapy. Campbell, A.S. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing. (2004) [Pubmed]
  14. Missing links: the use of enthymemes and their applications for family therapists. Bertram, D.E. Family process. (1993) [Pubmed]
  15. Family therapy for attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children and adolescents. Bjornstad, G., Montgomery, P. Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) (2005) [Pubmed]
  16. Schizophrenia: a study comparing a family therapy group following a paradoxical model plus psychodrugs and a group treated by the conventional clinical approach. De Giacomo, P., Pierri, G., Santoni Rugiu, A., Buonsante, M., Vadruccio, F., Zavoianni, L. Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica. (1997) [Pubmed]
  17. Family therapy in poorly controlled juvenile IDDM: effects on diabetic control, self-evaluation and behavioural symptoms. Rydén, O., Nevander, L., Johnsson, P., Hansson, K., Kronvall, P., Sjöblad, S., Westbom, L. Acta Paediatr. (1994) [Pubmed]
  18. Children with persistent conduct problems who dropout of treatment. Luk, E.S., Staiger, P.K., Mathai, J., Wong, L., Birleson, P., Adler, R. European child & adolescent psychiatry. (2001) [Pubmed]
  19. Family intervention in schizophrenia--impact on family burden and attitude. Berglund, N., Vahlne, J.O., Edman, A. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology. (2003) [Pubmed]
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