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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


GUTIERREZ LOPEZ, Mª Isabel; SANCHEZ MUNOZ, María; TRUJILLO BORREGO, Alejandra  and  SANCHEZ BONOME, Luis. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for acute psychosis. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.114, pp.225-245. ISSN 2340-2733.

Some years ago, the treatment for acute psychosis was something left for pharmacological treatment (except for psychoanalysis). Lately, this trend has been changing and some studies have shown the advantages of cognitive behavioural therapy in the acute psychosis. A new and promising way of intervention is merging to this trend: early intervention of psychosis. In this study, we show a bibliographical review of the most important researches published until today on this topic. We have included the works with a random and controlled design and those which guaranteed the reliability and validity requirements. The results of these studies are full of hope since they show the efficiency of cognitive behavioural therapy as a way of treatment. However, more research is needed to prove these facts.

Keywords : Cognitive behavioural therapy; Acute psychosis; Early intervention.

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