DÄ internationalArchive43/2011More Than 70% Delivered by Other Methods
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What I missed in the article was any mention of the fact that in the outpatient setting, more than 70% of psychotherapy for children and adolescents is delivered by other methods, such as psychoanalytic and psychodynamic methods, rather than behavioral therapy alone. I would consider including these approaches as scientifically respectable, since psychoanalysis has been dealing with the theory and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders for more than 100 years. With regard to the present day it is worth mentioning that concerning psychodynamic therapies a discussion draft for a psychoanalytic guideline has been available since 2007 (Zeitschrift für “Analytische Kinder- und Jugendlichenpsychotherapie,” issue 134, 2/2007).

DOI: 10.3238/arztebl.2011.0741a

Markus B. Heintzeler
Villingen-Schwenningen

MBHeintzeler@yahoo.de

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Walitza S, Melfsen S, Jans T, Zellmann H, Wewetzer C, Warnke A: Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108(11): 173–9. VOLLTEXT
1.Walitza S, Melfsen S, Jans T, Zellmann H, Wewetzer C, Warnke A: Obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents. Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108(11): 173–9. VOLLTEXT