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DONATTI, Sofía; GARAY, Cristian J.  y  ETCHEVERS, Martin J.. The communication between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in combined treatment (psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy) in mental health. Anu. investig. [online]. 2015, vol.22, n.1, pp.29-38. ISSN 1851-1686.

Recently, there is evidence for the combined treatment for a considerable number of mental disorders. However, the interdisciplinary task of clinical psychologists and psychiatrists that make combined treatment possible lacks of appropriate study. The aim of this study is to know aspects that improve and as wells as those that obstruct the communication between clinical psychologists and psychiatrists in the context of the combined treatment that have place in Buenos Aires city. This is a descriptive-exploratory study with a qualitative analysis. The sample is compound by 10 clinical psychologists and 10 psychiatrists, to whom it applied an interview with clinical vignettes. The results indicated that clinical psychologists and psychiatrists said that they tried to communicate with his or her colleagues; it seemed that clinical psychologists tried to communicate more frequently. Besides, it observed that both professionals tried to communicate in emergency situations. However, a half of the sample referred that they have not a protocol accorded to emergency. Those who said having a protocol share the setting with the other professional.

Palabras clave : Combined treatment; Interdisciplinary team; Communication; Psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

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