Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (PSYCHOTHER PSYCHOSOM)

Publisher: International Federation for Medical Psychotherapy, Karger

Journal description

As the volume of literature in the fields of psychotherapy and psychosomatics continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep abreast of new and important developments. Since its inception in the early sixties, ëPsychotherapy and Psychosomaticsí has provided readers with comprehensive coverage of the latest original research in these fields. The journal features editorials and review articles on current and controversial issues, original investigations of psychotherapy research and on the interface between medicine and behavioral sciences, as well as practical descriptions of psychotherapeutic models and techniques. Characterized by strong clinical orientation and rigorous methodological appraisal of contributions, ëPsychotherapy and Psychosomaticsí comprises a unique and vital reference to current research.

Current impact factor: 9.20

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 9.196
2013 Impact Factor 9.37
2012 Impact Factor 7.23
2011 Impact Factor 6.284
2010 Impact Factor 6
2009 Impact Factor 5.368
2008 Impact Factor 4.209
2007 Impact Factor 5.022
2006 Impact Factor 4.333
2005 Impact Factor 4.966
2004 Impact Factor 3.987
2003 Impact Factor 3.949
2002 Impact Factor 3.188
2001 Impact Factor 3.429
2000 Impact Factor 2.372
1999 Impact Factor 2.259
1998 Impact Factor 2.103
1997 Impact Factor 1.805
1996 Impact Factor 1.578
1995 Impact Factor 1.047
1994 Impact Factor 1.059
1993 Impact Factor 0.752
1992 Impact Factor 0.376

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 6.92
Cited half-life 7.70
Immediacy index 1.67
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 2.19
Website Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics website
Other titles Psychotherapy and psychosomatics
ISSN 0033-3190
OCLC 1763071
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


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    • On author's server or institutional server
    • Server must be non-commercial
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Must link to publisher version
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Background: Taiji is a mind-body practice being increasingly investigated for its therapeutic benefits in a broad range of mental and physical conditions. The aim of the present study was to investigate potential preventive effects of Taiji practice in healthy individuals with regard to their depressive symptomatology and physical wellbeing. Methods: 70 healthy Taiji novices (mean age 35.5 years) were randomly assigned to a Taiji intervention group, i.e. Taiji beginner course (Yang-Style Taiji, 2 hours per week, 12 weeks) or a waiting control group. Self-reported symptoms of depression (CES-D) and physical wellbeing (FEW-16) were assessed at baseline, at the end of the intervention, as well as two months later. Results: Physical wellbeing in the Taiji group significantly increased when comparing baseline to follow up (FEW-16 sum scale T(27) = 3.94, p = .001, 95% CI 0.17 to 0.55). Pearson’s’ correlation coefficients displayed a strong negative relationship between self-reported symptoms of depression and physical wellbeing (p’s < 0.001, r‘s ≥ -.54). Conclusion: In this randomized controlled trial we found significant evidence that a Taiji beginner course of three months duration elicits positive effects with respect to physical wellbeing in healthy individuals, with improvements pronouncing over time. Physical wellbeing was shown to have a strong relationship with depressive symptoms. Based on these results, the consideration of Taiji as one therapeutic option in the development of multimodal approaches in the prevention of depression seems justifiable.
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    ABSTRACT: Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective interventions for postnatal depression. However, few studies have evaluated the effect of CBT delivered via telephone for newborn mothers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of telephone-based CBT for postnatal depression at 6 weeks and 6 months postpartum. A multisite randomized controlled trial was conducted in the postnatal units at 3 regional hospitals in Hong Kong. A total of 397 women with an Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) score ≥10 on the second or third day postpartum were randomized to receive telephone-based CBT (n = 197) or standard care (n = 200). Primary outcome was the total EPDS score. A cutoff score of 9/10 on the EPDS was used to define women at risk of postnatal depression. Telephone-based CBT was associated with significantly lower depressive symptoms compared with standard care, when assessed at 6 weeks postpartum in the subgroups of mothers with minor depression (EPDS 10-12; difference = 1.90, 95% CI: 0.72-3.08; p = 0.002) and major depression (EPDS ≥13; difference = 5.00, 95% CI: 3.12-6.88; p < 0.001). The effect was sustained at 6 months postpartum in the subgroup with minor depression (difference = 1.20, 95% CI: 0.09-2.32; p = 0.034) but not significant in the subgroup with major depression (difference = 1.69, 95% CI: -0.10-3.47; p = 0.064). The proportion of women who satisfied our definition of postnatal depression was significantly lower in the intervention group at 6 weeks (difference = 23.3%, 95% CI: 13.7-33.0%; p < 0.001) and 6 months postpartum (difference = 11.4%, 95% CI: 1.9-20.8%; p = 0.019). Telephone-based CBT produced a significantly greater reduction in depressive symptoms than standard care during the postpartum period. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel.
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Holistic recognition of human nature within the biopsychosocial approach leads to a broader perception of the causes of diseases and their treatment. The Diagnostic Criteria for Psychosomatic Research (DCPR) proposed by an international group of psychosomatic investigators are an operationalized tool for the assessment of psychosomatic syndromes in medical patients. The aim of the study was to present the occurrence of psychosomatic syndromes in various groups of Polish patients, with particular regard to their associations with coexistence of comorbid diseases, disease duration and age. Methods: A total of 359 patients with heterogeneous medical disorders were administered an ad hoc polish version of the Structured Interview for DCPR. Results: A DCPR syndrome was identified in 70% of the subjects. Health anxiety and illness denial were the most frequently reported syndromes. A rate of 26% of the patients were diagnosed with one syndrome, 44% with two or more syndromes. Differences in occurrence of particular syndromes were found with regard to the type of the disease. Health anxiety occurred most frequently in the group of patients with viral hepatitis, illness denial, and conversion symptoms in cardio-vascular disease and asthma patients, and alexithymia in asthma and GP patients. The comorbidity of other diseases differentiates the frequency of particular psychosomatic syndromes. What is more age correlated positively with the number of existing syndromes. Conclusions: Psychosomatic syndromes, as measured by DCPR, occur in Polish patients. These findings underscore the importance of psychosomatic assessment and the usefulness of taking DCPR syndromes into consideration during treatment.
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