Lessons Learned From d-Cycloserine: The Promise and Limits of Drug Facilitation of Exposure Therapy

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We, like many other psychiatrists, psychologists, and drug developers, look forward to a day when medication and psychotherapy are typically combined in a rational manner. At present, most such combinations in the field are at best accidental and represent incremental improvements, whereas at worst the 2 methods may clash. Set against this backdrop, recent and replicated findings that the medication d-cycloserine (DCS) can enhance psychotherapy are of particular interest, because DCS was applied to a psychotherapeutic intervention on the basis of basic research.

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