Integrated Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Integrated Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

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by John M. Oldham
     
 

Integrated treatment -- the simultaneous use of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to treat patients with mental disorders -- defines the field of psychiatry. This volume represents discussions of the clinical indications, challenges, and treatment approaches of psychiatric intervention.

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Integrated treatment -- the simultaneous use of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy to treat patients with mental disorders -- defines the field of psychiatry. This volume represents discussions of the clinical indications, challenges, and treatment approaches of psychiatric intervention.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This book provides an excitingly new and refreshing perspective on the strong consideration for the integration of psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy within the field of psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide mental health professionals with new knowledge and insight regarding integrated treatment. This treatment modality has long been overlooked and undervalued, and the authors who collaborated on this book shed new light upon what may possibly be the future of mental health treatment. The book discusses the various clinical indications, provides challenging scenarios, interesting approaches, and applicable interventions in implementing integrated treatment. This is an indispensable and unquestionably worthwhile contribution to the field of mental health thus meeting the author's objectives.
Audience: Intended mainly for psychiatrists, this book will augment the seasoned clinician's treatment planning and approaches, serve as an invaluable guide for the young practitioner, and may be beneficial for the practicing clinical psychologist. The authors who collaborated on this book are notable clinicians and researchers who are well-versed in the field of mental health, abreast of the current directions in which the field is heading, and focused on providing both quality and comprehensive care to patients.
Features: This book appropriately begins with an introduction to integrated treatment that includes an overview of the applicability across psychiatric disorders supported by case vignettes and followed by recommendations for the clinician. Notable chapters include integrated treatment for borderline personality disorder, psychodynamic therapy and medication, and an insightful chapter by Judith Bock on cognitive therapy. The tables are appropriately organized, and the case vignettes supplement each chapter by providing clinicians with familiar patient presentations.
Assessment: The barrage of information in psychiatry has become overwhelming, and the distinction of who is and who is not an authority in the field can sometimes be overshadowed by the need for information. This book emerges from the shadows as it brings together notable authors with insightful and pertinent approaches to the comprehensive care of psychiatric patients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585620272
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Review of Psychiatry Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

John C. Markowitz

Dr. Kay and his colleagues correctly define integrated treatment, the combined intervention with psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy by a psychiatrist, as a central and defining clinical characteristic of the profession. A team of experts reviews indications for, potential advantages of, and limitations of what we know about combined, sequenced, and integrated treatment for key psychiatric disorders. The authors provide clear case examples and clinical wisdom. Integrated treatment should be a rallying point for reimbursement of psychiatric practitioners. This book provides its agenda.

Robert Michels

The majority of patients treated by American psychiatrists receive a combination of medication and psychotherapy. However, for most, this combination therapy is not really an integrated therapy. It is only a few years since our theories suggested that such combinations were ill advised or incompatible, and even today most of our research is on the efficacy of monotherapies rather than of integrated therapies. Dr. Kay and his colleagues discuss the background of this problem, review the available research, and present guidelines for clinical practice. In doing so they provide the foundation for a new world of evidence based integrated treatments.

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