Cognitive Mechanisms of Change in Delusions: An Experimental Investigation Targeting Reasoning to Effect Change in Paranoia

@inproceedings{Garety2015CognitiveMO,
  title={Cognitive Mechanisms of Change in Delusions: An Experimental Investigation Targeting Reasoning to Effect Change in Paranoia},
  author={Philippa A Garety and Helen Waller and Richard Emsley and Suzanne Jolley and Elizabeth E. Kuipers and Paul Bebbington and G. Dunn and David C. Fowler and Amy Hardy and Daniel Freeman},
  booktitle={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Given the evidence that reasoning biases contribute to delusional persistence and change, several research groups have made systematic efforts to modify them. The current experiment tested the hypothesis that targeting reasoning biases would result in change in delusions. METHODS One hundred and one participants with current delusions and schizophrenia spectrum psychosis were randomly allocated to a brief computerized reasoning training intervention or to a control condition… CONTINUE READING