Psychotherapy and Medication in Recurrent Depression
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 19, Number 6&7, June 2021
Topics: Brief psychotherapy | Deprescribing | Depression | Depressive Disorder | Prevention | Psychotherapy | Therapy during medication appointment | Therapy with Med Management | Treatment-Resistant Depression
Giovanni Fava, MD
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and author of over 500 scientific papers. His book, Discontinuing Antidepressant Medications, is due from Oxford University Press in 2021.
Dr. Fava has disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Antidepressants treat depression, but patients need something more to prevent future episodes. Giovanni Fava describes an evidence-based method that blends medication with psychotherapy in two phases: sequential treatment for prevention of depression.