"This book deeply taps the rich repository of clinicians and clinical experience which has been developed in the Psychiatry group at the Massachusetts General Hospital over the past several decades. Their approach to patients is the best one in my opinion. They begin with rigorously derived empirical data which guide their decisions. However, when they reach the edge of what the field knows from scientific clinical trials, they utilize the collective experience and wisdom of this seasoned group of excellent clinicians." --James C. Ballenger, MD, Professor and Chairman; Director, Institute of Psychiatry, Medical University of South Carolina
"The book, Challenges in Clinical Practice, is a state-of-the-science text of the biopsychosocial model in action. It should be a 'must' text on the shelf of every mental health researcher and practitioner, and especially in the hands of every resident in psychiatry and graduate student in clinical psychology. It certainly will be used by me in teaching residents in my clinical classes." --Al. S. Fedoravicius, Ph.D., Chief, Psychology Service, VA Medical Center, Albuquerque; Depts of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of New Mexico
"Modern day mental health clinicians now have powerful empirically supported drug and psychosocial treatments in their armamentarium for the majority of mental disorders, and yet most clinicians are all too aware of the large number of treatment resistant patients who fail to benefit sufficiently from these interventions. Now, three of the leading clinicians and clinical scientists in the country from the Massachusetts General Hospital address the issue of treatment resistant patients, bringing to bear the latest information on this difficult issue. Particularly noteworthy is that these distinguished clinicians are accustomed to integrating drug and psychosocial treatments in clinical care in their setting. Therefore, clinicians everywhere confronting treatment-resistant patients can benefit from the newest integrative strategies for helping these individuals. This book should be on every clinician's shelf." --David H. Barlow, Ph.D., Professor and Director of Clinical Programs, Boston University
About the Author
Mark H. Pollack, M.D., is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
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Michael W. Otto, Ph.D. is currently the Director of the Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.
Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, M.D., is Director of the Outpatient Psychiatry Division and Chief of the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.