Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Psychosis

Researchers in Amsterdam investigated the use of a mindfulness-based therapy for 16 people recovering from a recent experience of first-episode psychosis.  13 completed the therapy; there was no adverse effect on psychotic symptoms, and there was a decrease in agoraphobic symptoms, among others. Results will appear in an upcoming issue of Early Intervention in Psychiatry.

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