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Do psychological interventions work?

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The Journal of Pediatric Psychology has published a special issue containing a series of systematic reviews of the effectiveness for various psychological interventions intended to ameliorate a number of conditions of interest to paediatricians Palermo T. J Ped Psychol 2014;39:753–62). This is a repeat of a similar exercise done in 1999, when there was much less evidence. Although the evidence base has improved, research in this area continues to be bedevilled by poor …

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