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Attitude towards pharmacotherapy in the course of psychotherapy – pilot study of women-psychotherapists in urban medical and psychotherapeutic centre

Sławomir Murawiec, Marcin Jabłoński, Krystyna Sosnowska, Wojciech Datka, Anna Król-Kuczkowska, Renata Moraczewska
Psychiatria 2015;12(3):169-178.

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Introduction: Attitudes of psychotherapist toward psychopharmacotherapy in the course of psychotherapy rarely was the subject of systematic research. Nevertheless they can have important impact on patients’ attitudes to medication and ultimately on adherence to pharmacotherapy. Psychotherapists attitudes can be expressed directly or indirectly and may by connected to psychotherapeutic modality and its theoretical assumptions. Those attitudes should be consciously reflected.

Material and methods: Special questionnaire available on line was designed for the purpose of this study and mailed to psychotherapists in one urban psychiatric and psychotherapeutic centre.

Results: Data were obtained from 36 psychotherapists, only women. In the course of psychotherapy 55.5% of patients was simultaneously on medication, 68,%% in the course of cognitive-behavioral therapy and 47.5% in the course of psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Drug names were known to 61% of therapists. In 52.8% conversation abut medication was initiated by psychotherapist and in 36% was sustained if it was initiated by the patient. According to 97% of psychotherapists medication is indicated in some cases of non-psychotic disorders. Psychopharmacotherapy was considered as important for the psychotherapy, not neutral and both with positive and negative effects 33% of opinions. According to 66% of responders it is mostly helpful.

Conclusions: More systematic researches of psychotherapists attitudes to psychopharmacotherapy are needed in the ever-changing clinical and socio-economic conditions.

Abstract

Introduction: Attitudes of psychotherapist toward psychopharmacotherapy in the course of psychotherapy rarely was the subject of systematic research. Nevertheless they can have important impact on patients’ attitudes to medication and ultimately on adherence to pharmacotherapy. Psychotherapists attitudes can be expressed directly or indirectly and may by connected to psychotherapeutic modality and its theoretical assumptions. Those attitudes should be consciously reflected.

Material and methods: Special questionnaire available on line was designed for the purpose of this study and mailed to psychotherapists in one urban psychiatric and psychotherapeutic centre.

Results: Data were obtained from 36 psychotherapists, only women. In the course of psychotherapy 55.5% of patients was simultaneously on medication, 68,%% in the course of cognitive-behavioral therapy and 47.5% in the course of psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Drug names were known to 61% of therapists. In 52.8% conversation abut medication was initiated by psychotherapist and in 36% was sustained if it was initiated by the patient. According to 97% of psychotherapists medication is indicated in some cases of non-psychotic disorders. Psychopharmacotherapy was considered as important for the psychotherapy, not neutral and both with positive and negative effects 33% of opinions. According to 66% of responders it is mostly helpful.

Conclusions: More systematic researches of psychotherapists attitudes to psychopharmacotherapy are needed in the ever-changing clinical and socio-economic conditions.

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Keywords

psychotherapists, psychopharmacotherapy, attitudes

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Title

Attitude towards pharmacotherapy in the course of psychotherapy – pilot study of women-psychotherapists in urban medical and psychotherapeutic centre

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 12, No 3 (2015)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

169-178

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2015;12(3):169-178.

Keywords

psychotherapists
psychopharmacotherapy
attitudes

Authors

Sławomir Murawiec
Marcin Jabłoński
Krystyna Sosnowska
Wojciech Datka
Anna Król-Kuczkowska
Renata Moraczewska

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