The role of somatosensory stimulation in social phobia—An analysis of hand coordination in patients and therapeutic dyads during psychodynamic psychotherapy

In this study, patients who did not see improvements in their symptoms showed shorter act-apart coordination and more act-on-each-other coordination. Compared to the therapists, patients displayed less synchronization in their movements and were more likely to display act-on-each-other coordination. During early therapeutic sessions, act-on-each-other coordination and short act-apart coordination were significantly associated with non-improvement. Additionally, patients who displayed less synchronization and more hand coordination with increased somatosensory stimulation struggled to regulate themselves. …

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