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Psychotherapy Casebook

Psychotherapy Clarified the Diagnosis and Treated the Problem

Katherine St. Germaine, DO, and Dean Schuyler, MD

Published: February 1, 2001

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The doctor in primary care, much like today’s psychiatristin office practice, is often confronted withPsychotherapy Clarified the Diagnosisand Treated the ProblemKatherine St. Germaine, D.O.,and Dean Schuyler, M.D.the choice of medicating an emotional disorder or makinga referral for talk therapy. While a combination of bothmay work for some patients with depression and anxiety,some people recover and make major life gains in briefpsychotherapy, without medication. Such was the casewith Mr. A.

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