"Combining CBT and Medication should be required reading for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychiatric nurses, and mental health professionals. This excellent, readable book by a leading psychiatrist who specializes in CBT offers essential guidelines, based on research, for clinicians whether they provide psychiatric medication, therapy, or both."
Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
"Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence–Based Approach by Dr. Donna Sudak is a valuable no, let me say, an essential book for every practicing clinician. Clearly written with many examples, strategies, and tips for any practitioner who really wants to provide optimal care. I know I will be recommending this book to everyone I know."
Robert L. Leahy, PhD, Clinical Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York Presbyterian Hospital
"An experienced psychiatrist who is also a skilled CBT practitioner, Dr. Sudak has done a masterful job in discussing how pharmacological management and CBT can be integrated. . . [She] provides case vignettes to illustrate her points. This book is a valuable addition to any clinician′s library."
Cheryl Carmin, PhD, Professor and Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Program, University of Illinois at Chicago
Evidence–based guidance for optimally coordinating CBT with drug therapy for a range of main presenting problems
An expert in both CBT as well as psychopharmacology, Dr. Sudak explores the effects of psychotherapy and medication on the brain, based on recent neuroimaging and neurobiological studies. This volume breaks new ground in bringing together the latest proven protocols for using medication and CBT to improve client care for common clinical presentations such as:
Borderline personality disorder
Substance abuse and dependence
With strategies to enhance collaborative treatment and avoid ethical dilemmas that can arise, Combining CBT and Medication equips practitioners to recommend a sequence or combination of treatments for clients that are safe and lasting, while delivering cost–effective, efficient care.
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
Author Index 235
Subject Index 243