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About Thomas L. Schwartz
He received his medical degree from and completed his residency in adult psychiatry at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and has been recognized with the Marc H. Hollander, MD, Psychiatry Award, Teacher of the Year, and Mentor of the Year awards from SUNY Upstate Medical University; Nancy Roeske, MD, Irma Bland, Certificates of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student and Resident Education from the American Psychiatric Association, the SUNY Upstate President's and the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Teaching.
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Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology: A Handbook for Clinicians is a practical guide for the growing number of mental-health practitioners searching for information on treatments that combine psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and psychosocial rehabilitation. Research shows that combined approaches are among the most effective ways to treat an increasing number of psychiatric disorders. However, though these combined treatments are becoming the everyday practice of psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental-health professionals, identifying the right treatment plan can be notoriously difficult, and clinicians are often left scrambling to answer questions about how to design and customize their treatment strategies. In Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology, readers will find these questions fully addressed and the answers explained, and they’ll come away from the book with a toolbox full of strategies for helping their patients improve symptoms, achieve remission, and stay well using a combination of drug and psychological treatments.
This updated and revised Second Edition provides a state-of-the-science review and clinical collection of research on treating depression with multiple therapies. The text is an essential guide for those who prescribe psychotropics or perform psychotherapy, including psychiatrists, residents, psychologists, and psychopharmacologists. Containing research data, case studies, and expert recommendations, this source explores the best acute, long-term, and combination treatment strategies for superior patient care.
New to the Second Edition:
- a chapter devoted to a simultaneous discussion on psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy
- chapters on depression and anxiety, depression and pain, and new treatment options
- information on the advancements of genetics, imaging, and brain stimulation with regard to depressive disorders and implications for future use
- the latest research on drug development and combining drug treatments