Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy Research

  • Kiwon Kim
  • Hong Jin JeonEmail author
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1192)


With vigorous researches related to novel treatment in psychiatric field, paradigm shift is emerging with its design and assessment. Comprehension of the psychiatric phenomenon expanded beyond disease model, with dimensional approach. Assessment of patients’ clinical state includes subjective reports related to problematic symptoms, functional change, and quality of life. They also include objective findings collected from mobile e-wearable monitoring system and advanced neuroimaging modalities. Novel treatment protocols are not just limited to pharmacology itself or psychotherapy itself, but the approach is integrated with stratification; pharmacological treatment enhanced by cognitive behavioral management and psychotherapeutic intervention has been emerged and studied for its impact. Numerous studies were conducted to understand placebo response and to differentiate this phenomenon with novel treatments. Trials to draw good adherence to research protocol with good compliance to treatment in real are strengthened by integrated approach, so-called psychopharmacology. With these paradigm shifts observed from recent researches, it is promising for great advance in quality of life and our mental health.


Clinical design Assessment Digitalization Integration Placebo 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryVeteran Health Service Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryDepression Center, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea

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