Noting that antipsychotic medications and psychosocial interventions have shown limited efficacy, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania followed 60 low-functioning individuals with schizophrenia diagnoses through an 18-month recovery-oriented cognitive therapy program. They found a significant improvement in global functioning of those receiving cognitive therapy relative to standard treatment. (There were no differences in medication between the groups.) Results appear in Archives of General Psychiatry.
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