Schizophrenia - TREATMENTS - PSYCOTHERAPY - COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL

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Cognitive-behavioural therapies focus on an individual’s symptoms; hallucinations and delusions and enhance their already developed coping strategies.

Terrier 1987

- Investigate coping strategies used during psychotic episodes

- 25 positive type schizophrenics were interviewed.

-Details of experience of found out including when and where they occur, emotional reactions and coping strategies.

- 1/3 identified triggers to symptoms

- 75% reported major distress

-1/3 reported distorted thinking

-75% disclosed the use of coping strategies such as distraction techniques

-it was concluded that schizophrenics use coping strategies to deal with their symptoms

- Evaluation - the interview relies on schizophrenics being able to communicate effectively and

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