CBT for Schizophrenia

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does CBT cure schizophrenics?
no; it aims to teach coping mechanisms and help them to function normally in society instead of relieving all of the symptoms entirely
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auditory hallucinations
helps teach clients to ignore these
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normalising the disorder
provides the clients with info about the commonness of hallucinations and delusions
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what is the purpose of the treatment for schizophrenics?
to show them how their hallucinations and delusions affect their emotions and behaviour. also to help them recognise and cure their faulty perceptions of the world e.g. with delusions
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what extra information needs to be given about CBT in this description
general information about thoughts/emotions/behaviour
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STRENGTH: Chadwick
he found that those with auditory hallucinations, after CBT, thought that these voices had less control over them
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STRENGTH: popular
becoming a widely used and accepted treatment for schizophrenia whereas, in the past, it was not
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STRENGTH: relapse
24% reduction in rehospitalisations for schizophrenics after CBT.
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WEAKNESS: bond
relies on strong bond of trust between client and therapist which may not be possible as some schizophrenics may be especially hard to handle
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WEAKNESS: ability to change
assumes they all have the ability to change deeply ingrained beliefs which is hard because they genuinely think the hallucinations are real
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WEAKNESS: onset of disorder
it is relatively ineffective at the onset of the disorder
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