Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions for psychosis: Our current understanding and a meta-analysis

  title={Mindfulness- and acceptance-based interventions for psychosis: Our current understanding and a meta-analysis},
  author={Stephanie Louise and Molly Fitzpatrick and Clara Strauss and Susan Lee Rossell and Neil Thomas},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},

Feasibility and efficacy of an acceptance and mindfulness-based group intervention for young people with early psychosis (Feel-Good group)

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The effects of acceptance and commitment therapy in psychosis treatment: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

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A systematic review of existing randomized controlled trials that examine the effect of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in the treatment of psychotic disorders and to integrate this knowledge and experience into the nursing literature.

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Acceptance and commitment therapy for psychosis: Randomised controlled trial

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Schizophrenia: Effect Sizes, Clinical Models, and Methodological Rigor

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Mindfulness-based psychoeducation appears to be a promising approach to treatment for Chinese patients with schizophrenia.

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The Active Therapeutic Processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Persistent Symptoms of Psychosis: Clients’ Perspectives

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