Psychotherapy Casebook: Collaborative Care
Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2005;7(2):70-71
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It is in the treatment of the patient with disabling medical illness that
the internist or the primary care doctor and the psychiatrist find their
most critical common ground. After 25 years of adult psychiatry office
practice, my relocation to Charleston, S.C., from Washington, D.C., introduced
me to the doctors and patients of the Adult Primary Care Clinic.
Many of these patients had multiple illnesses, took multiple medications,
and often had adjustment issues that went unidentified. In this group,
I found major depressions1
and serious anxiety disorders2,3
in addition to