Combined Treatments for Mental Disorders: A Guide to Psychological and Pharmacological Interventions

Pages: 345
Item #: 431775A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-780-8
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Copyright: 2001
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Combined Treatments for Mental Disorders: A Guide to Psychological and Pharmacological Interventions explores the best ways to integrate pharmaceuticals and psychotherapy in the treatment of a number of mental disorders. Combined treatments is relatively common, but because of biases in the fields of medicine and psychology that champion one form over another, many clinicians are not fully informed about use of both modalities. This practical volume seeks to end this situation.

As this book reveals, exclusive reliance on one mode of treatment may result in a practitioner being unable to address many clients' needs. Each chapter closely examines the combined treatment for a different disorder, such as insomnia, depression, schizophrenia, and obsessive compulsive disorder. The book also addresses a topic of increasing relevance, the social and ethical ramifications of prescriptive authority for psychologists. Clinicians who already are doing combined treatments as well as those who want to learn about it will find this book indispensable.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Toward a Psychological Model of Pharmacological Service Provision
—Morgan T. Sammons and Norman B. Schmidt

  1. Combined Treatments for Mental Disorders: Clinical Dilemmas
    —Morgan T. Sammons
  2. Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists: Law, Ethics, and Public Policy
    —Patrick H. DeLeon, Sharon H. Robinson, and John L. Sexton
  3. Comparative and Combined Treatments for Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder
    —Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson
  4. Combined Treatments for Phobic Anxiety Disorders
    —Norman B. Schmidt, Margaret Koselka, and Kelly Woolaway-Bickel
  5. Combined Treatments of Insomnia
    —Charles M. Morin
  6. Combined Treatments for Depression
    —Jeremy W. Pettit, Zachary R. Voelz, and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.
  7. Combined Treatments and Rehabilitation of Schizophrenia
    —William D. Spaulding, Dale L. Johnson, and Robert D. Coursey
  8. Combined Treatments for Smoking Cessation
    —Marc E. Mooney and Dorothy K. Hatsukami
  9. Combined Treatments for Substance Dependence
    —Kathleen M. Carroll
  10. Pharmacological and Psychological Treatments of Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder
    —Carlos M. Grilo
  11. Clinical Outcomes Assessment for the Practicing Clinician
    —James M. Meredith, Michael J. Lambert, and John F. Drozd

Appendix: Generic and Trade Names of Drugs Cited in This Volume

Glossary of Technical Terms

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the first cohort of the Department of Defense Psychopharmacology Demonstration Project and has been a prescribing psychologist since 1994. Currently he is a Commander on active duty in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Sammons lectures extensively and is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on prescriptive authority for psychologists. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, and has been elected president of the Maryland Psychological Association.

Norman B. Schmidt, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at The Ohio State University. Dr. Schmidt has published over 60 articles and book chapters. Most of these articles focus on the nature, causes, and treatment of anxiety problems as well as the medical or health consequences of pathological anxiety. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Behavior Therapy. He has received a number of honors and was recently awarded the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contributions to Psychology in the area of applied research.