Therapy during medication appointment

Research Update

The COMBINE Study: A Core Paper in the Treatment of AUD

Topics: Acamprosate | Addiction | Addiction Treatment | Alcohol | Alcohol Use | Alcohol use disorder | Alcoholism | Medication | Naltrexone | Pharmacology | Psychotherapy | Research | Research Update | Substance Use | Substance use disorders | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

Review of: Anton RF et al, JAMA 2006;295(17):2003–2017 Conducted from 2001 to 2004 and published in 2006, the COMBINE study was the largest pharmacotherapy study that assessed the treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Although there were significant data on the use of naltrexone and acamprosate (both had been FDA approved), widespread use had no

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Expert Q&A

Integrating Medication Prescribing and Psychotherapy

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Motivational Interviewing | Therapy during medication appointment

CATR: Set the stage for us on how you approach psychotherapy in addiction treatment. Dr. Marienfeld: I look at every interaction as a potential psychotherapeutic opportunity, whether it is “supposed” to be for psychotherapy or not. There is no strict separation when it comes to somebody with a substance use disorder. To begin with, I approach each

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Expert Q&A

Side Effects of Psychotherapy

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: What are side effects to psychotherapy?Dr. Linden: Side effects are adverse reactions to a therapy that is correctly applied. TCPR: Why do you say “correctly” applied?Dr. Linden: When I talk about side effects, I’m not talking about boundary violations or mistakes by the therapist. I’m talking about unwanted events that are caused by the

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Expert Q&A

Brief Therapy During the Medication Visit

Topics: Behavior therapy | Behavioral therapy | Behavioral treatment | Brief psychotherapy | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Exercise | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: How does a brief therapy session differ from the 50-minute hour?Dr. Sudak: What’s different is the scope of what you can tackle in those 25–30 minutes. There’s a greater need to organize the session and make decisions about what you can take on. For example, trauma is a subject that you’d probably defer to a longer session. TCPR: How do y

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Clinical Update

Take a Breather: A Mindful Tactic for Borderline Dysphoria

Topics: Agitation | Behavior therapy | Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Crisis intervention | Mindfulness | Psychotherapy | Self-injury | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

Managing the intense, explosive dysphoria experienced by patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is one of the tougher challenges we face. These complex states, with elements of anxiety, rage, depression, and shame, are hard for patients to tolerate, let alone examine. Worse, they can generate dangerous solutions: suicide, self-harm, and o

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Expert Q&A

A Pragmatic Approach to Borderline Personality Disorder

Topics: Borderline Personality Disorder | BPD | Brief psychotherapy | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: Tell us about this new approach to borderline personality disorder (BPD): good psychiatric management. Dr. Choi-Kain: We have many effective therapies for BPD. There’s dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), transference-focused therapy, and mentalization-based therapy. Good psychiatric management borrows from the other approaches, but differs in t

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Expert Q&A

When Further Medication Trials Seem Futile

Topics: Depression | Depressive Disorder | MAOIs | Patient relationship | Pramipexole | Psychiatric interviewing | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management | Treatment-Resistant Depression

TCPR: When it comes to medication trials, how do you know when enough is enough?Dr. Goldberg: I don’t think I would ever say “enough is enough,” but there is a point at which the probability of medicines having a big effect becomes very, very low. In depression, that point is pretty black-and-white in my mind: 5 trials. In a study from Massachuset

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Expert Q&A

Using Mental Health Apps

Topics: Behavior therapy | Brief psychotherapy | Computers in Psychiatric Practice | Free Articles | Health Apps | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management

TCPR: Computer-assisted therapies have been around for decades. What makes mental health apps different? Dr. Torous: Computers have been used to support psychotherapy in many forms—email, video conferencing, texting, and online or desktop programs. Mental health apps take this to another level because they work through a device that most people keep

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