For me the APs work by preventing ideas of reference becoming delusions of reference

An example: today I walked past a parked car with a lady in council uniform inside. The first thought was maybe she was surveiling me. But this idea was dismissed in a matter of seconds.

Before APs this situation would have set me off for days and days. The explaination of this meeting would snowball into a huge delusion.

My point is that for me the APs don’t get rid of the initial psychotic thought - more they dampen down my reaction to said thought.


I had a similar thing happen to me today. I sent an email and suddenly the tv presenter started talking about the subject of my email. But I dismissed it without even thinking of it.