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Is treating schizophrenia with cognitive behavioral therapy more or less beneficial than treating schizophrenia with the atypical antipsychotic risperidone?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology
10 doctors agree

In brief: Doubful

Antispychotic medications are primary proven ttreatments for schizophrenia - though cognitive-behavioral and interpersonall therapies can help build skills, coping, provide support and reduce negative impact and reduce frequency of psychotic episodes of decompensation.
Few believe it is a substitue - since the moder marvel of medication allows many people to function relatively normally in society.

In brief: Doubful

Antispychotic medications are primary proven ttreatments for schizophrenia - though cognitive-behavioral and interpersonall therapies can help build skills, coping, provide support and reduce negative impact and reduce frequency of psychotic episodes of decompensation.
Few believe it is a substitue - since the moder marvel of medication allows many people to function relatively normally in society.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Like Air & Water?

Given the suffering that schizophrenia (& schizoaffective disorder) can cause people living w/it, as well as their families, i'd say both medication psychotherapy are key 2 thriving, just like air & water. And the quality of medication treatment, as well as the quality of psychotherapy, are further matters! as far as therapy, it'd b helpful 2find clinician skilled in using range of approaches.

In brief: Like Air & Water?

Given the suffering that schizophrenia (& schizoaffective disorder) can cause people living w/it, as well as their families, i'd say both medication psychotherapy are key 2 thriving, just like air & water. And the quality of medication treatment, as well as the quality of psychotherapy, are further matters! as far as therapy, it'd b helpful 2find clinician skilled in using range of approaches.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: In my opinion - no

I would not use only cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of schizoprhenia.
Use of cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge delusions may lead to alienation of the patient and fracture the therapeutic alliance.

In brief: In my opinion - no

I would not use only cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of schizoprhenia.
Use of cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge delusions may lead to alienation of the patient and fracture the therapeutic alliance.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: CBT

Not likely, but worth a try, especially if combine both, to teach social skills & coping.

In brief: CBT

Not likely, but worth a try, especially if combine both, to teach social skills & coping.
Dr. Alan Ali
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