Psychological therapies for schizophrenia evaluation

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  • Created on: 21-05-18 13:50

Strength: there is support for the benefits of CBT for schizophrenia

  • Jauhar et al (2014) reviewed the results of 34 studies of CBT for schizophrenia and concluded that CBT has a significant but fairly small effect on both positive and negative symptoms

Weakness: the evidence for family therapy is fairly weak

  • Pharoah et al reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of family therapy and concluded that there is moderate evidence to show that family therapy significantly reduces hospital readmission over the course of a year and improves quality of life for patients and their families
  • They also noted that results of different studies were inconsistent and that there…

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