Outcome and Innovation in Psychological Treatment of Schizophrenia

  • ID: 2248319
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Psychological treatments for schizophrenia are increasingly popular with mental health practitioners and people with schizophrenia, and also with their families. But do they work? This book brings together some of the latest evidence for the benefits and effectiveness of these treatments over a range of problems which include cognitive deficits, delusions and hallucinations, family stress and burden, and social functioning. The editors and contributors are recognised authorities in this field. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists and nurses will welcome this overview of some of the innovative treatments for schizophrenia which are also described and reported here: cognitive behaviour therapy, family therapy, compliance therapy, and cognitive deficits remediation. The theoretical discussion of these treatments and psychological factors which maintain symptoms can lead to further development of treatments and to a better understanding of schizophrenia. Judgements about effectiveness are complicated by the variability of outcome assessment measures. This book includes an argument for the development of a common core of assessment instruments with the addition of treatment specific instruments, to measure specific improvements and the influence on general clinical course. By showing the clinical effectiveness and economic costs/benefits of these treatments, and suggesting how these can be better measured, this volume makes a powerful contribution to the growth and practice of the psychological treatment of schizophrenia.
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Innovation and Outcome in Psychological Treatments for Schizophrenia: The Way Ahead? (T. Wykes, et al.).

The Cognitive Origins of Schizophrenia and Prospects for Intervention (K. Nuechterlein & K. Subotnik).

The Measurement of Outcome in Schizophrenia (R. Drake, et al.).

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy of Schizophrenia (D. Kingdon & D. Turkington).

Depression and Suicidal Thinking in Psychosis: A Cognitive Approach (M. Birchwood & Z. Iqbal).

The Evaluation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (P. Garety, et al.).

Psychological Processes and Delusional Beliefs: Implications for the Treatment of Paranoid States (R. Bentall & P. Kinderman).

The Effects of a Remediational Approach to Cognitive Therapy for Schizophrenia (W. Spaulding, et al.).

Coercion, Adherence or Collaboration?: Influences on Compliance with Medication (M. McPhillips & T. Sensky).

Biobehavioural Therapy: Interactions Between Pharmacotherapy and Behavior Therapy in Schizophrenia (R. Liberman, et al.).

Working with Carers: Interventions for Relative and Staff Carers of Those who have Psychosis (E. Kuipers).

Training and Dissemination: Research to Practice in Innovative Psychosocial Treatments for Schizophrenia (N. Tarrier, et al.).

Outcome and Costs of Psychological Therapies in Schizophrenia (H. Brenner & M. Pfammatter).

Economic Evaluation of Psychological Treatments for Schizophrenia (M. Knapp & A. Healey).

Index.
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Til Wykes
Nicholas Tarrier
Shôn Lewis
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