9. Combined Treatment for Schizophrenia

  1. Donna M. Sudak M.D.

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch9

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

How to Cite

Sudak, D. M. (2011) Combined Treatment for Schizophrenia, in Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470448441

Online ISBN: 9781118093368

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Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • psychotropic medication;
  • treatment effectiveness;
  • co-morbidity;
  • psychiatric illness;
  • psychosis;
  • schizophrenia;
  • antipsychotic medication;
  • negative symptoms;
  • suicide;
  • adherence

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the evidence supporting the use of CBT in patients with schizophrenia in conjunction with medication. It particularly attends to adherence, the problem of co-morbid substance abuse, the management of delusions and hallucinations, suicide risk, and negative symptoms. Principles that facilitate collaborative care and a team approach are illustrated with clinical examples.