What can psychological treatments say about causes in schizophrenia?

  • Shôn W. Lewis
  • Richard J. Drake
Conference paper


There is increasing interest in the possibility that specific and specifiable psychological treatments can be effective in reducing the symptoms of schizophrenia. What is the evidence for this and what might the amenability of core symptoms to psychological intervention tell us about mechanisms in the pathogenesis and maintenance of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia?


Psychotic Symptom Psychological Treatment Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Chronic Schizophrenia Street Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shôn W. Lewis
    • 1
  • Richard J. Drake
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Psychiatry and Behavioural SciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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