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Table 72Summary of study characteristics for short-term psychodynamic therapy

Short-term psychodynamic therapy versus other active intervention
K (total N)1 RCT(N = 49)
DiagnosisDSM–III–R alcohol dependence
Baseline severityDuration of alcohol misuse: 11 years
Reported morning drinking: 75.5%
Number of sessions15 sessions
Length of treatment15 weeks
Length of follow-up15 months
SettingOutpatient treatment centre
Treatment goalDrinking reduction/moderation


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