Two commentaries in The Lancet Psychiatry discuss whether the evidence base for psychotherapies is really any better than it is for psychiatric medications, and what we know and don’t know about what patients should do when a specific type of psychotherapy doesn’t help them. What evidence base is there to guide switching from one type of treatment to another?
The Lancet Psychiatry. “Do We Need to Talk?” The Lancet Psychiatry 2, no. 2 (n.d.): 111. Accessed February 1, 2015. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00015-2. (Full text)
Markowitz, John C, and Barbara L Milrod. “What to Do When a Psychotherapy Fails.” The Lancet Psychiatry 2, no. 2 (February 2015): 186–90. doi:10.1016/S2215-0366(14)00119-9. (Excerpt)