Letters compulsive disorder and sleep disorders, CBT is virtually the CORRECTION only treatment that has been studied in randomized clinical OmittedDisclosureofPotentialConflictsofInterest: IntheViewpointtitled“The trials. This does not necessarily imply that other treatments Iatrogenic Potential of the Physician’s Words” published in the December 26, 2017, issue of JAMA, the author omitted disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. The are not efficacious or less efficacious than CBT. With regard disclosure statement should include the following: “Dr Barsky reported having to bulimia, most studies do not show that CBT is superior to, served as an expert witness in cases that involved providing opinions on the rela- for example, psychodynamic therapy. tionship between somatic symptoms and underlying disease processes.” This ar- With response rates of about 50% or less and even lower ticle was corrected online. remission rates, CBT cannot claim to be a panacea. Patients who 1. Barsky AJ. The iatrogenic potential of the physician’s words. JAMA. 2017;318 (24):2425-2426. do not benefit sufficiently from CBT may benefit from other psychotherapies. In pharmacotherapy, for example, a patient Errors in Text and Supplement: In the Original Investigation entitled “Associa- who does not sufficiently respond to a specific selective sero- tion Between Use of Non–Vitamin K
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