A recent study conducted at the Beck Institute asked whether cognitive therapy could be helpful in reducing some of the symptoms of schizophrenia. If proven effective, cognitive therapy could be especially helpful, since many patients experiencing schizophrenia discontinue or refuse antipsychotic medications. The researchers’ findings were hopeful. The signs and effects of schizophrenia were consistently lower for patients who received cognitive therapy. Significant adverse events were reported less for patients who received therapy, rather than just medication. More research needs to be done before cognitive therapy can conclusively become a leading course of treatment for people with schizophrenia, but the findings suggests that those who have discontinued pharmacological treatment could have other options.
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