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Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

ISBN: 978-0-470-44844-1
248 pages
May 2011
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Combining medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be challenging but can also enhance patient care. This book reviews the existing literature about the neurobiological and clinical basis in combining CBT and medication for non-psychiatrist mental health clinicians. Filled with case studies drawn from the author's extensive clinical and teaching experience, this book breaks new ground in bringing together the most current, proven protocols for using drugs and CBT to improve client care. Practitioners will find in this volume the tools to make informed recommendations to patients.
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Table of Contents

Preface v

1 Medication Versus CBT: How Did That Happen? 1

2 Neurobiological Evidence and Combined Treatment 9

3 Dual Responsibility Treatment: Principles That Facilitate Collaborative Patient Care 19

4 Combining CBT Interventions and Medication to Enhance Medication Adherence 35

5 Combined Treatment for Major Depression 55

6 Combined Treatment for Bipolar Disorder 81

7 Combined Treatment for Anxiety Disorders 103

8 Combined Treatment for Eating Disorders 119

9 Combined Treatment for Schizophrenia 139

10 Combined Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder 159

11 Combined Treatment in Pregnancy 181

12 Combined Treatment for Substance Abuse and Dependence—written with Samson Gurmu, M.D. 193

References 209

Author Index 235

Subject Index 243

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Author Information

Donna M. Sudak, MD, is a clinician educator with nearly twenty-five years of experience in teaching and patient care, including ten years of experience as a psychiatry residency-training director at Drexel University College of Medicine (DUCOM). Dr. Sudak is on the Speakers Bureau at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. She is the current President of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the editor of the PIPE examination, and serves on multiple national committees in ABCT and AADPRT.
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"Perhaps the most valuable aspect of the book, though, are the guidelines for collaborative care and the professional socialization provided as to how important it is for providers to establish trust and communicate well. There is a good discussion of how to set up collaborative relationships and of the kinds of information and policies that providers should share." (PsycCRITIQUES, Volume 56, Issue 51)
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