CBT - schizophrenia

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  • Created on: 16-04-19 14:47
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  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    • Outline (A01)
      • Aims to identify and challenge irrational thoughts and delusions
      • Patients make sense of thoughts and delusions and how they affect their behaviour
      • Depends on trusting relationship between patient and psychologist
    • Research evidence
      • Sensky et al (2000) Improved both positive and negative symptoms nine months after treatment had ended
      • Kuipers et al (1997)  Found a 40% reduction in severity of psychotic symptoms after CBT
    • Evaluate (A03)
      • No severe side effects, unlike drug therapy
      • Controlled by participant; better chance of continuation when return home
        • Requires participation and self-awareness
      • Requires intensive training; time-consuming, expensive
      • 47% attrition rates (Tarrier et al, 1993)
      • Suitable for a variety of symptoms
      • Doesn't cure schizophteniaOnly improves quality of life


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