Psychotherapy Casebook: A Marriage Between Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy.
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With the recent trend toward biological management
of psychiatric disorders, it is a good assumption that primary care physicians today are familiar
with the medications now available for the treatment of
emotional disorders. The value of a referral for brief psychotherapy
as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy seems less
often appreciated in primary care settings than in psychiatric
settings. This mind-set may be a result of successful
product marketing by pharmaceutical companies, along
with inadequate training of providers in the utility of psychotherapy
and its indications.