Creative novation behaviour therapy as a prophylactic treatment for cancer and coronary heart disease: Part II--Effects of treatment

Behav Res Ther. 1991;29(1):17-31. doi: 10.1016/s0005-7967(09)80003-x.


In this article we consider the effectiveness of creative novation behaviour therapy in preventing cancer and coronary heart disease in disease-prone probands, and also its effectiveness in extending life for patients suffering from terminal cancer. In all cases, suitably matched controls are provided as part of the general methodology, and results are reported to testify to the effectiveness of the therapy, whether administered a long-term individual therapy, group therapy, or bibliotherapy plus short-term individual treatment. We also consider the negative effects of psychoanalysis on outcome.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy / methods*
  • Coronary Disease / prevention & control*
  • Coronary Disease / psychology
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Neoplasms / prevention & control*
  • Neoplasms / psychology
  • Psychotherapy, Group / methods
  • Risk Factors
  • Sick Role
  • Type A Personality*