How Can We Build a Better Evidence Base for Treating Psychosis with Therapy?


A commentary in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that the evidence to support the use of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment for psychosis is tenuous, in part because the actual practice of CBT itself is so variable when used with people experiencing such diverse symptoms.

Thomas, Neil. “What’s Really Wrong with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis?” Psychopathology 6 (2015): 323. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00323. (Full text)

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  1. “How Can We Build a Better Evidence Base for Treating Psychosis with Therapy?”

    The answer is simple. We can’t. The only way to “treat” “psychosis” is to start with the most fundamental question: “What is psychosis?” From there we need to ask the question: “What causes psychosis?”

    Allow me to answer both questions. “Psychosis” is the psychiatric label given to those who suffer with terrible afflictions that are most often caused by the very psychotropic drugs and and the very psychiatric “treatment” that is ostensibly provided to remedy “psychosis.”

    Thus, the best way to “treat” “psychosis” is to abolish psychiatry, eliminate psychotropic drugs, and start demonstrating pure love to those burdened with iatrogenic afflictions and the aftermath of psychiatric torture.

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