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BACKGROUND The initial phase of a trial of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for acutely ill patients with schizophrenia of recent onset showed that it speeded recovery. AIMS To test the hypothesis that CBT in addition to treatment as usual (TAU) during the first or second acute episode of schizophrenia will confer clinical benefit over a follow-up(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) improves persistent psychotic symptoms. AIMS To test the effectiveness of added CBT in accelerating remission from acute psychotic symptoms in early schizophrenia. METHOD A 5-week CBT programme plus routine care was compared with supportive counselling plus routine care and routine care alone in a(More)
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