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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Schizophrenia

CBT for schizophrenia

A study compared CBT to other psychological interventions found it to be more effective with other therapies and techniques examined. Also, mental health professionals have restated over years about CBT and medications to have been demonstrated as effective treatment methods for schizophrenia. Cognitive-behavioural therapy for schizophrenia provides an additional treatment option for residual symptoms, based on the intervention strategies and principles previously treated for depression and anxiety.

CBT Schizophrenia Effectiveness

Cognitive-behavioural therapy for schizophrenia has been proven effective after providing successful recovery from depression and anxiety. It is a basic knowledge that even with flexible pharmacologic therapies, people still come across both positive as well as negative symptoms like hallucinations, delusions similar to depression problems.

Some of the other signs include the reduction in emotional feeling, expression, motivation and also lack of interest and pleasure in life along with other cognitive impairments that affect the thought, memory and task priority. The side effects of medications like uncontrollable movements, seizures, weight gain and sexual dysfunction can be life to worsen for the people with schizophrenia.

Theories and Techniques in CBT for Schizophrenia

Here are the coping training characteristics which are involved in CBT for Schizophrenia.

  • Developing a therapeutic evidence-based therapy from the person’s perspective
  • To develop alternative explanations for the schizophrenia symptoms.
  • Reducing the influence of positive as well as negative symptoms.
  • Offering choices to medical models in order to address the medications and adherence.
  • Use of simulation, overlearning, and role-playing.
  • Introducing coping skills and strategies for progressing towards a better quality of life.
  • Self-management skills often beginning with external verbalization
  • Behavioural coping techniques which are learned through graded practices.

Goals of CBT for schizophrenia

The goal of Cognitive behavioural therapy for schizophrenia is to help the people stay well and get better. Also, CBT is a programme for the therapists to work for changing the thinking patterns and behaviours along with emotional responses.

It also collaborates with the ideas of setting goals and treatment processes. Through vigorous practice, people dealing with schizophrenia feel they are able to control their daily life activities. Once the walls of the feeling of helplessness about their illness are reduced. Also, it will be easier to get forward in their lives. It is also an important step for the sufferers of schizophrenia to feel good and hopes for the good future.

Overall speaking, Cognitive-behavioral therapy is known to be the successful way with the principles teaching and addressing the people on how to manage the symptoms of the illness on their own.

CBT is a universal medication treatment plan for and recommended to become the second frontline treatment for schizophrenia.

If you find your loved one is fighting a battle with Schizophrenia, Contact Cadabam’s @+91 96111 94949 today to get the best CBT treatment for schizophrenia for a quality life.