Use of a metaphor in the treatment of combat-induced posttraumatic stress disorder. Academic Article uri icon


  • Metaphoric psychotherapy in posttraumatic stress disorder is a useful solution to the therapeutic dilemma of too much resistance to brief therapy versus dependency-inducing long therapy. Many technical variants of psychotherapy based on dozens of schools and ideologies1 are currently in use. The basic methods are: (1) psychodynamic methods derived from psychoanalytical theory and practice, (2) cognitive therapy, running as a close second in recent years,2 … *Senior Psychiatrist, Ezrath Nashim Jerusalem Mental Health Center-Community Clinic, Givat Shaul, POB 140, Jerusalem, Israel. t Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Hebrew University Medical School; Director, Ezrath Nashim Jerusalem Mental Health Center. JMental Health Department, Israel Defence Forces. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY, Vol. XL, No. 3, July 1986 … 458 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTHERAPY create a …

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  • January 1, 1986