CBT Helpful for Medication-Resistant Psychosis
Patients with schizophrenia often continue to experience disabling positive symptoms, despite adequate trials of medication. In these situations, patients may be prescribed an adjunctive medication, but a more effective choice may be cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). This review of 16 published articles from 12 randomized controlled trials found that CBT was associated with robust improvements in the positive symptoms of psychotic disorders. In addition, the improvements were sustained at follow-up, the authors reported.