Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Cognitive behaviour therapy used to combat psychosis (UTS study)

For most people with illnesses like psychosis the standard treatment is medication, rather than counselling. But researchers at the Health Psychology Unit at the University of Technology, Sydney say cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help, and are running a study to gauge the effectiveness of CBT in patients with early psychosis.

Yael Perry is leading the study and says there is evidence that CBT can help patients with early psychosis. "There is good evidence across a number of studies to suggest that CBT is effective in reducing core symptoms of psychosis, especially symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions," she said. This article examines the positive benefits of using CBT.

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