Primary Care Companion

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Psychotherapy Casebook: A Marriage Between Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy.

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2001;3(3):140-142

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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.​