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October 1976

A Thrice-Told Tale of Therapy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1976;33(10):1262-1264. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1976.01770100124013

• A case history twice discussed previously in the literature is reexamined. The patient probably suffered a manic-depressive illness, and remission, therefore, is not specifically attributable to psychotherapy. The significance of psychotherapy in the patient's treatment is argued, but for its supportive, not its curative, effects.