ISTDP

Direct diagnosis and management of emotional factors in chronic headache patients

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2008
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Direct diagnosis and management of emotional factors in chronic headache patients
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© Blackwell Publishing Ltd Cephalalgia
Zusammenfassung

Somatization, anxiety, depression and personality disorders are common features of many patients with chronic headaches. Intensive short-term dynamic psycho- therapy (ISTDP) is a brief therapy method developed specifically to treat patients with this cluster of somatic problems, symptoms and maladaptive behaviours through focusing on how the patient handles emotional experiences. It also contains a direct method of assessing the somatic discharge pathways of both emotions and anxiety, thus allowing direct observation of somatization in the case of many chronic headache sufferers. In this review, we summarize the extant literature on emotional factors in headache, review the evidence for short-term dynamic therapies in somatic problems and describe the assessment and treat- ment method of ISTDP we use routinely with chronic headache sufferers.

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ISTDP

ist die englische Abkürzung für Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Die Deutsche Übersetzung: Intensive Dynamische Kurzzeitpsychotherapie

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