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Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia 

Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia
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Cognitive behaviour therapy for schizophrenia
Author(s):

Max Birchwood

and Elizabeth Spencer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0168
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date: 25 August 2019

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for schizophrenia focuses on the core psychotic symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. Other psychosocial approaches to psychosis (e.g. intervention with families and to promote medication compliance) also frequently use CBT techniques. In this chapter, however, we focus on CBT for delusional beliefs and other psychotic phenomena and review evidence for its efficacy.

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