This book draws together advances in the understanding, assessment and treatment of stress, negative symptoms, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD and mood disturbance in people with a diagnosis of psychosis, providing a practical guide for clinicians. CBT for psychosis draws on the principles and interventions developed for anxiety and depression and adapts these to treat psychotic symptoms. CBT for schizophrenia is now widely accepted as an effective treatment in the reduction of psychotic symptoms. A review of findings led the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to recommend offering CBT to all people with schizophrenia. Content includes: the role of stress in psychosis; negative symptoms - emotional, motivational and behavioural deficits; social anxiety disorder; obsessional compulsive disorder; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disturbance in psychosis; and client handouts. It features: 174 pages, perfect bound (246 x 171mm).
About the author iv Acknowledgements v Introduction 1 1 Stress and psychosis 5 2 Negative symptoms 27 3 Social anxiety disorder and psychosis 59 4 Obsessional compulsive disorder and psychosis 73 5 Post- traumatic stress disorder and psychosis 93 6 Mood disturbance in psychosis 117 Appendix 141 References 151 Index 159