Cognitive therapy for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders not taking antipsychotic drugs: a single-blind randomised controlled trial
Lancet | 11 Feb 2014
AP Morrison, D Turkington, M Pyle, H Spencer, A Brabban, G Dunn, T Christodoulides, R Dudley, N Chapman, P Callcott, T Grace, V Lumley, L Drage, S Tully, K Irving, A Cummings, R Byrne, LM Davies and P Hutton
Antipsychotic drugs are usually the first line of treatment for schizophrenia; however, many patients refuse or discontinue their pharmacological treatment. We aimed to establish whether cognitive therapy was effective in reducing psychiatric symptoms in people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders who had chosen not to take antipsychotic drugs.
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