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Cognitive therapy 'safe and acceptable' to treat schizophrenia, study finds

Researchers have shown cognitive therapy can be used as a safe and acceptable alternative treatment to for people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders who have chosen not to take antipsychotic drugs. Antipsychotic drugs are usually the first line of treatment for schizophrenia; however, many patients refuse or discontinue their pharmacological treatment. Research now shows cognitive therapy significantly reduced psychiatric symptoms in patients not taking antipsychotic drugs.
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