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Schizophrenia and Its TreatmentWhere Is the Progress?$
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Matthew M. Kurtz

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199974443

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974443.001.0001

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Psychological and Psychosocial Treatments

Psychological and Psychosocial Treatments

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(p.159) 8 Psychological and Psychosocial Treatments
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Schizophrenia and Its Treatment
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Matthew M. Kurtz

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974443.003.0008

A critical review of psychological interventions for schizophrenia revealed that a wide range of creative and innovative treatments have been developed and evaluated in the context of the “gold standard” format of randomized controlled trials and have been shown to produce moderate improvements on key outcome measures, such as psychiatric symptoms, cognitive and social cognitive skills, role-play measures of social skills and activities of daily living, ratings of community psychosocial function, and the ability to work competitively. Even those disorder features notoriously resistant to pharmacotherapy (cognitive deficits, negative symptoms) are moderately responsive to psychological treatments such as cognitive remediation therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. In several interventions, such as social skills training, family therapy, and cognitive remediation therapy, effects of the therapy not only are evident in the skills directly addressed in the therapy but also often generalize to measures of community function, and in some cases relapse.

Keywords:   cognitive remediation, family therapy, social skills training, supported employment, schizophrenia

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