Zur bedeutung der evidence-based medicine fur die psychotherapeutische medizin

Translated title of the contribution: Evidence-based medicine and psychotherapy research

P. Henningsen, G. Rudolf

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This review article gives an overview of the state of the art of evidence-based medicine (EBM) which is contrasted with some central aspects of current psychotherapy research. In the first part, three meanings of EBM are discussed: EBM as a regulative idea, EBM as a codified method and EBM as a sociopolitical movement; it follows an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of randomized controlled trials (RCT). In the second part, the discussions surrounding the metaanalysis of Grawe, the 'Consumer Reports' study and the so-called 'Empirically Supported Treatments' are touched upon briefly; it follows a discussion of the specific problems of using RCTs in psychotherapy research and of the suggestions for more naturalistic studies in this field.

Translated title of the contributionEvidence-based medicine and psychotherapy research
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)366-375
Number of pages10
JournalPPmP Psychotherapie Psychosomatik Medizinische Psychologie
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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