Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To sort articles by Rankā€¦

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

You can specify Rank as the sort order when searching (it’s the default) which will put the articles which best matched your search on the top, and the complete results in descending relevance to your search. This feature is useful for finding the most important articles on a specific topic.

You can also change the sort order of results by selecting rank at the top of the search results pane after you perform a search. Note that rank order after a search only ranks up to 1000 maximum results that were returned; specifying rank in the search dialog ranks all possibilities before choosing the final 1000 (or less) to return.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Konstantinidou, H. Evans, C. (2015). Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy: the challenges of integrating two paradigms. Psychoanal. Psychother., 29(4):343-362.

(2015). Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 29(4):343-362

Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy: the challenges of integrating two paradigms

Haroula Konstantinidou and Chris Evans

Pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy are the two dominant mental health treatment modalities, but they are often taught and practised very separately leading to polarisation which may fragment treatment delivery. This paper presents results from a small qualitative study of interfaces between these modalities as described by medical and non-medical professionals practising in the National Health Service (NHS) and explores whether this polarisation maps to the Kleinian ‘P/S’ (paranoid/schizoid) and ‘D’ (depressive) positions, the ‘P/S’ position of omnipotence and dominance of one model over the other shifting the attention away from a more realistic ‘D’ position of integration and concern for the patient. The challenges to the integration of pharmacology and psychotherapy are examined in reference to cultural, organisational, relational and intrapsychic issues. Finally, clinical implications of an integrative approach are considered.

[This is a summary excerpt from the full text of the journal article. The full text of the document is available to journal subscribers on the publisher's website here.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.