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Combining Pharmacotherapy With Psychotherapeutic Management: Guidelines for Integration

Ira D. Glick, MD

Published: October 16, 2006

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Most patients with Axis I disorders receive combined treatment rather than either medication alone or psychotherapy alone.1,2 Unfortunately, the potential for integration of these therapies has generally not been fulfilled by a psychiatrist, in part because guidelines are lacking and in part because of financial disincentives to providing psychotherapy.3‘ ‹

A strong need exists for more specific recommendations for the practicing psychiatrist that support when and how to combine treatments over the course of these disorders.’ ‹

Volume: 67

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