About the Author
Irismar Reis de Oliveira, MD, PhD, is a professor of psychiatry in the department of neurosciences and mental health at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. He is the creator of trial-based cognitive therapy and has trained therapists in Brazil and other countries in this model. Dr. de Oliveira also maintains a private practice and is the editor of Standard and Innovative Strategies in Cognitive Behavior TherapyThomas Schwartz, MD, is a professor in the department of psychiatry at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, where he is also director of adult psychiatric clinical services, assistant director for psychiatric medical students, and director of the Depression and Anxiety Disorders Research Program. Dr. Schwartz also maintains a private practice and consults for the Indian Health Service, the Neuroscience Education Institute, pharmaceutical company and associated industries as well. He is the coeditor of Depression: Treatment Strategies and Management, 2nd edition.Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, chairman of the Neuroscience Education Institute and an honorary visiting senior fellow at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of over 400 articles and chapters, more than 1,200 scientific presentations and abstracts, and the author of many books, including the best-selling and award-winning Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology, and The Prescriber's Guide, both now in their fourth editions, and the recently published series of clinical cases, Case Studies: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology.