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J Psychother Pract Res. 1997 Fall; 6(4): 307–314.
PMCID: PMC3330470

The cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy


Recent studies suggest that psychotherapy can be cost-effective, especially for certain patient populations. These patients include, among others, those with schizophrenia, those with borderline personality disorder, and certain child patients, as well as certain medical patients with concomitant psychiatric illness. In addition, several surveys and actuarial studies suggest better outcomes and cost savings are attained when psychotherapy is available as medically necessary without arbitrary restrictions.

Articles from The Journal of Psychotherapy Practice and Research are provided here courtesy of American Psychiatric Publishing