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Schemas, psychotic themes and depression: A preliminary investigation

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Stephen Moorhead, Professor Douglas Turkington


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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.

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Author(s): Moorhead S, Samarasekera N, Turkington D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Year: 2005

Volume: 33

Issue: 1

Pages: 115-117

Print publication date: 01/01/2005

ISSN (print): 1352-4658

ISSN (electronic): 1469-1833

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S1352465804001808


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