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Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Schizophrenia: An International Journal, 12, 1Abstract Cognitive-behavioural treatment CBT has rarely been applied as the primary treatment for the multiple, severe and persistent problems that characterize schizophrenia.
This case study describes the process of CBT in the long-term outpatient care of a young woman with schizophrenia. The study highlights the adaptation of cognitive-behavioural strategies to the unique needs of schizophrenia and presents data regarding clinical outcomes in this case.
Measures of psychosocial functioning, severity of symptoms, attainment of treatment goals and hospitalisation data were used to assess change over the 3- year treatment period and at 1-year follow-up. These findings suggest the potential usefulness of cognitive-behavioural interventions in the treatment of schizophrenia.
Introduction Cognitive-behavioural treatment CBT has been widely used and its effectiveness established with numerous patient populations and problems Beck, This paper will highlight current clinical findings and critical issues regarding schizophrenia that must be considered in order to develop an effective "disorder relevant" cognitive-behavioural treatment of schizophrenia.
A model of CBT of schizophrenia responsive to these issues will be described and illustrated by a detailed case study. Current Research and Critical Issues Schizophrenia is defined by positive symptoms hallucinations and delusionsdisorganised speech and behavior, negative symptoms affective flattening, abolition, etc.
Schizophrenia is also characterised by cognitive, psychophysiological, interpersonal and coping skills deficits that result in marked vulnerability to stress Rolzman, ; Seidman, ; Zubin, Stress, coping and the individual's response to his or her disorder significantly influence the severity of disability in schizophrenia.
Relapse is frequent and there are identifiable prodromal symptoms and stages of decompensation that involve problems in affective regulation and management of stress Herz, Strauss has highlighted the need to focus on the interaction between the person and his disorder: Similarly, Estroff has emphasized that focusing on the impact on the self of the person with schizophrenia is critical for treatment of schizophrenia.
Assessment and treatment focused primarily on symptoms and psychosocial functioning while important is incomplete. Instead, as Strauss has stated, "attention to life trajectories, personal goals, characteristic approaches to regulating one's life They highlight the need for I specific coping skills that help the client modify environmental stresses, change perceptions and interpretations of events, reduce physiological arousal and manage affect, and 2 focus on the interaction of the illness and the person.
Enhancement of the client's ability to cope with stress and manage affect is essential to prevent relapse and improve functional agility. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment and Schizophrenia Previous CBT with schizophrenic clients has focused primarily on modification of hallucinations and delusions.
Others have described the use of CBT as an adjunctive therapy in residential and inpatient treatment settings. Kingdom and Turkingtondescribe the use of a destigmatising, normalising rationale to explain symptom emergence and management to clients.
Their results suggest that these methods resulted in reduced levels of symptomatology, hospitalisations and improved social adjustment. Perrisreports successful use of cognitive milieu treatment with patients living in group homes in Sweden.
In a single subject design study of the CBT of four persons with schizophrenia who participated in outpatient treatment, Bradshaw found that clients experienced considerable reduction in symptomatology, rehospitalisations and improvement in psychosocial functioning and attainment of treatment goals that were maintained at 1-year follow-up.This case study describes the process of CBT in the long-term outpatient care of a young woman with schizophrenia.
The study highlights the adaptation of cognitive-behavioural strategies to the unique needs of schizophrenia and presents data regarding clinical outcomes in this case.
HESI Case Studies--Psychiatric/Mental Health-Psychosis (Brian Jones) study guide by Tadpole includes 30 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Psychosis Case Study Client continues to explain that someone has followed him to the ED and is waiting outside.
Which thought process describes the client’s inability to leave his apartment because he thought someone was wanting to kill him? Case Study #5a — Psychosis Background Information Jessica is an 18 year-old female with recent abnormal behaviour and perceptual disturbances.
She describes a history of recurrent depressive feelings since the age of twelve. Last year her feelings of depression intensified, resulting in food-intake restriction and a loss of twenty pounds.
WRITING A PSYCHIATRIC CASE HISTORY General Instructions: symptoms e.g. women with puerperal psychosis and risk of infanticide (5%). Current medication duration of treatment, efficacy and side effects should be the age of fourteen and had difficulty forming friends and learning to read to write.
He. Client continues to explain that someone has followed him to the ED and is waiting outside.
Which thought process describes the client’s inability to leave his apartment because he thought someone was wanting to kill him?