Service of Pharmacopsychology
The Service of Pharmacopsychology is a service directed by Prof. Fiammetta Cosci, Psichiatrist, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology.
The Service intends to operate in the field of clinical pharmacopsychology. Pharmacopsychology deals with the clinical benefits of psychotropic drugs, the characteristics that predict the response to psychopharmacological treatment, the vulnerabilities induced by psychotropic drugs (i.e., side effects, behavioral toxicity, iatrogenic comorbidity) and the interaction between psychopharmacological treatment and psychological variables.
The Service offers:
a. assessment including important clinical changes concerning desired and expected effects of the treatment; unwanted side effects; personal experience of patient change in terms of psychological well-being and / or quality of life;
b. treatment, pharmacological and non-pharmacological, (in particular the non-pharmcological treatments include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Well-Being Therapy), where applicable.
In brief, the Service offers clinical assessment, therapy to rationalize the pharmacological therapy in progress, treatment to discontinue psychotropic medications via pharmacological interventions, treatment to discontinue psychotropic medications via psychological interventions, advice.
The service is offered in person or via Skype and is a paid service.
If you are interested in receiving one of the above services contact us by clicking here. Professor Fiammetta Cosci, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florence, will be pleased to answer.