Background: Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is one of the most efficacious psychotherapic techniques employed for the treatment of psychoses. Objective: The authors review the evidence from the main clinical trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses where CBT was applied in the treatment of schizophrenia as well as other disorders of the psychotic spectrum. The main techniques utilized in the trials are also described. Method: PubMed and Cochrane search of randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses. Results and Conclusions: The randomized controlled trials and meta-analyses show that CBT is efficacious for certain symptoms of schizophrenia and may represent an add-on therapy for patients who are refractory to antipsychotics.
Barreto, E. M. D. P., & Elkis, H. (2007). Evidências de eficácia da terapia cognitiva comportamental na esquizofrenia. Revista de Psiquiatria Clinica. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-60832007000800011