Specific Effects Of Different Psychotherapies On Psychosis Symptoms Examined

Medwire (2/20, McDermid) reports that according to a meta-analysis published online Feb. 14 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association, “there are small but robust differences in the effects of different psychotherapies on psychosis symptom.” After examining 48 studies including 3,295 participants, researchers “found that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which focuses on reducing positive symptoms through cognitive restructuring, had a larger effect than other therapies on positive symptoms.” For positive symptoms, however, “social skills training, which aims to improve patients’ social functioning to help them cope with social situations, had the largest effect.”

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— “Psychotherapies have specific effects on psychosis symptoms, ” Eleanor McDermid, medwireNews, February 20, 2014.

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