1. Medication Versus CBT

How Did That Happen?

  1. Donna M. Sudak M.D.

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch1

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

How to Cite

Sudak, D. M. (2011) Medication Versus CBT, in Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470448441

Online ISBN: 9781118093368

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Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • psychotropic medication;
  • treatment effectiveness;
  • co-morbidity;
  • psychiatric illness

Summary

This chapter provides a review of the historical developments in psychiatry and psychology research that led to a focus on individual treatments—medications or psychotherapy—rather than on a combination of the two. The weaknesses of typical efficacy trials in distinguishing what treatments might help patients in “the real world” and the potential mechanisms that could influence combined treatment are discussed.