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Psychotherapy Casebook: Rethinking the Treatment of Psychotic Disorders.

Primary Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2002;4(5):198-199
10.4088/PCC.v04n0506

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The hallmark features of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking. Most clinicians approach treatment of these patients by using medications and occasionally “supportive psychotherapeutic” techniques. However, few clinicians have applied a cognitive model of psychotherapy for patients suffering from schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorders simply because they feel it cannot be done.​