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The CBT of delusional disorder: the relationship between schema vulnerability and psychotic content
The British journal of medical psychology
  • Sue Moorhead, University of Iowa
  • D. Turkington
Document Type
Article
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
12-1-2001
NLM Title Abbreviation
Br J Med Psychol
PubMed ID
11780791
Abstract

This paper reports the process, interventions, and outcome of the cognitive-behavioural therapy of a patient who had a diagnosis of delusional disorder. The clinical features, process of therapy, and successful outcome are all discussed in relation to explanatory information processing models of delusion development and maintenance, and recent developments in formulation-driven CBT of delusions. The implications for therapy, service development, and training are discussed. Beliefs that mediate the relationship between core schemas and delusions may form a helpful focus for early therapeutic endeavour in psychosis.

Keywords
  • Adult,
  • Cognitive Therapy,
  • Delusions/diagnosis/psychology/therapy,
  • Disorders of Sex Development/psychology,
  • Female,
  • Humans,
  • Psychotic Disorders/psychology,
  • Treatment Outcome
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Citation Information
Sue Moorhead and D. Turkington. "The CBT of delusional disorder: the relationship between schema vulnerability and psychotic content" The British journal of medical psychology Vol. 74 Iss. Pt 4 (2001) p. 419 - 430 ISSN: 0007-1129
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sue_moorhead/69/