Meta-analysis in the American Journal of Psychiatry finds that, relative to other psychological interventions for psychosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was significantly more efficacious at reducing positive symptoms of psychosis, and social skills training was more efficacious at reducing negative symptoms. The research, from Amsterdam and The Hague, compared data from 48 outcome trials consisting of 3,295 participants.
Turner, D., van Der Gaag, M., Karyotaki, E., Cuijpers, P.; Psychological Interventions for Psychosis: A Meta-Analysis of Comparative Outcome Studies. American Journal of Psychiatry. Online February 14, 2014 doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13081159
Gosh, talking over how people think helps them be less confused and less frightened of their thoughts and teaching them to talk to other people means they tend to sit around staring into space less and are more able to mix with others and meet some nice new friends.
What a novel finding!
Apart from that this amazing study has found that talking to people, offering them understanding and encouragement helps them feel happier, and what’s more, it doesn’t really matter how you do it.
Wow, I’ve never have guessed