Integrating psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for treatment of major depressive disorder. Current status and future considerations

J Psychother Pract Res. 1997 Fall;6(4):300-6.


The treatment of depression with psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy is one of the best-studied areas, yet much controversy exists about the relative merits of these treatments, singly and in combination. The author suggests that a combination of these therapies is not routinely indicated for uncomplicated major depressive disorder and provides some examples in which combined therapy can have a profound and cost-effective impact.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Antidepressive Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Depressive Disorder / therapy*
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Psychotherapy / methods*
  • Psychotherapy / trends*


  • Antidepressive Agents