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The long-term effectiveness of cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis

Summary:

Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have shown the efficacy of CBTp, however, few studies have considered its long-term effectiveness in routine services. This study reports the outcomes of clients seen in a psychological therapies clinic, set up following positive results obtained from an RCT

Results:

highly significant improvements following therapy, all of which were significantly greater than changes during the waiting list, were found on all domains assessed). All gains were maintained at follow-up, with little change between end of therapy and follow-up.

Drop-out rate from therapy was low (13%). These results demonstrate the positive and potentially enduring impact of psychological therapy on a range of meaningful outcomes for clients with psychosis.

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