In adults with psychosis, which is the most effective group intervention in improving patient outcomes?
Plain language summary
Research suggests that group psychotherapeutic interventions,
such as cognitive behavioural therapy, may be beneficial in
reducing symptoms of psychosis. However, there is limited high
quality evidence in this area. Further trials are required in order
to adequately compare the effectiveness of group therapies.
Clinical and research implications
There is some, limited, poor quality evidence to saddest that
group cognitive behavioural therapy and other group interventions
(e.g. psychoeducational and skills training programmes) may have a
small beneficial effect on symptoms for people with schizophrenia
and other psychotic disorders. However, there is no evidence of
differential effects between group interventions and we were unable
to identify any studies that compared group interventions to
interventions in this population. Further research is needed to
compare the effectiveness of different interventions for people
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