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Letters to the Editor
July 1998

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy by Any Other Name Still Smells as Sweet

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1998;55(7):664-665. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.55.7.663

In their May 1994 article on the nonprescriptive treatment of panic disorder, Shear et al report findings that supposedly "raise questions about the specificity of cognitive-behavioral treatment."1(p395) In fact, they merely demonstrate that when cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is presented in the guise of reflective Rogerian counseling, it still works.

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