Psychological therapies for schizophrenia

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Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

  • Involves helping patients to identify irrational thoughts and trying to change them
  • Patients can be helped to make sense of how their delusions and hallucinations impact their feelings and behaviour
  • Delusions can be challenged so that a patient can come to learn that their beliefs are not based on reality

Family therapy

  • Aims to improve the quality of communication and interaction between family members
  • Aims to reduce levels of expressed emotion

Fiona Pharaoh et al (2010) identified a range of strategies by which family therapists aim to improve


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