Combined Cognitive Therapy and Pharmacotherapy

  • Jesse H. Wright
  • G. Randolph SchrodtJr.


Cognitive therapy and pharmacotherapy have developed as separate, and at times, competitive entities. Theoretical constructs and treatment strategies of the two approaches are quite different. Cognitive therapists seek to correct faulty patterns of thinking and behavior with psychological procedures, whereas pharmacotherapists attempt to regulate brain biochemistry with medication. Cognitive therapy has found its largest audience among professionals who are not licensed to prescribe drugs. Pharmacotherapy is largely the province of the physician.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesse H. Wright
    • 1
  • G. Randolph SchrodtJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of Louisville School of Medicine, and Norton Psychiatric ClinicLouisvilleUSA

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