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Dr Rob Dudley
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© The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2017. Befriending allows for control of the non-specific factors of the therapist-patient interaction in psychosocial research. Manualised befriending is at the very least an active placebo and potentially an effective intervention. Befriending now merits increased research attention to determine indications for use and to elucidate mechanisms of action.
Author(s): Turkington D, Spencer H, Lebert L, Dudley R
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Journal of Psychiatry
Print publication date: 01/07/2017
Online publication date: 03/07/2017
Acceptance date: 29/03/2017
ISSN (print): 0007-1250
ISSN (electronic): 1472-1465
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
PubMed id: 28673943