Battling boredom:group cognitive behaviour therapy for negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Johns, Louise and Sellwood, William and McGovern, John and Haddock, Gillian (2002) Battling boredom:group cognitive behaviour therapy for negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30 (3). pp. 341-346. ISSN 1352-4658

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We conducted a pilot group intervention for negative symptoms, particularly targeting avolition/apathy. A baseline control design was used. Six patients were recruited, and four completed the group. The main inclusion criteria were clinically significant negative symptoms, plus associated distress and concern. The group involved 16 sessions, which were cognitive behavioural in approach. The main outcome measures were the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms, and the Subject Experience of Negative Symptoms Scale. Patients showed a reduction in avolition/apathy, and two patients reported reduced distress. These preliminary results suggest that group CBT is a possible intervention for negative symptoms.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3203
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 72381
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 06 Jan 2015 16:12
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 04:08

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