New Study Questions Use of Talk Therapy as Treatment for Schizophrenia

New Study Questions Use of Talk Therapy as Treatment for Schizophrenia

The findings of the first meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (CBTp) on improving the quality of life and functioning and reducing the distress of people diagnosed with schizophrenia have, today, been published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Psychology . The study, led by Keith Laws, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Hertfordshire, found that CBTp showed no benefit for improving quality of life and reducing distress and only a small, temporary improvement in functioning for individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia. CBT was first used as a therapy to help people with schizophrenia in 1952 and...

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