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Schemas, Psychotic Themes and Depression: A Preliminary Investigation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 November 2004

Steve Moorhead
Affiliation:
Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre, UK
Neshika Samarasekera
Affiliation:
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Doug Turkington
Affiliation:
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Abstract

The relationship between schemas, depression and psychotic themes was explored in a sample of 26 patients with schizophrenia. Results show an association of underlying depressive schema vulnerabilities with specific psychotic themes. This preliminary investigation provides support for the meaningfulness of psychotic symptoms. This paper implies that schema focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could lead to improvements in linked psychotic symptoms.

Type
Brief Clinical Report
Copyright
2005 British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

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An extended version of this brief clinical report is available online in the table of contents for this issue: http://journals.cambridge.org/jid BCP
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