Written by IASP

September 13, 2023

IPS-AIIMS-CME 8-9 October 2023

Psychotherapycouldhavebiologicaleffectsthatworktogetherwithmedicationtoreversebiologicalabnormalities.StudiesofbiologicalmarkerssuchassleepEEG,neuroreceptorsandthyroidhormonelevelshaveshownthatpsychotherapyexertseffectsonbrainactivityandneuroendocrinefunctioning.Also,positronemissiontomographyscanningtechniqueshavebeenusedtoinvestigatesimilaritiesanddifferencesbetweentheactionsofpsychotherapyandpharmacotherapyonbrainpathwaysinvolvedinthepathophysiologyofmajormentaldisorders. Duringthepast4decades,severalimportantstudieshavecomparedmonotherapywithacombinedapproach,andclinicianshavegainedextensiveexperienceinusingdifferentmethodsforcombiningtreatments.
InthisCME,weexaminethecurrentstatusofcombinedpharmacotherapyandpsychotherapyfrombothaclinicalandresearchperspective.Eruditespeakerswillprovidetherationaleforbringingbiologicalandpsychologicaltherapiestogetherinacomprehensiveapproachtotreatment.Also,speakerswillofferpracticalguidelinesforusinganintegratedtreatmentapproach.
Prof Pratap Sharan
Department of Psychiatry & NDDTC, 2023 CPP Brochure All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India

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