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Introduction to Research on Positive Health Oriented Psychotherapy

Michel Botbol


This paper reviews a critical dilemma concerning research in psychiatry and mental health. This involves two contrasting positions. One privileges methodology in terms of evidence rigor. The other is dedicated to address real life situations in all their complexity and subtlety using the best methodology available for them. The paper then examines how studying positive mental health oriented care can be approached under the above mentioned dilemma. It then introduces and comments on three papers discussing and illustrating the issues involved.


Person-Centered-Medicine, Positive Health, Resources-Oriented Psychotherapies, Recovery in Mental Health

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