Is the Combination of Drugs and Psychotherapy better than Psychotherapy Alone for Schizophrenia?

In this literature review this researcher discusses the use of antipsychotic drugs and some of their side effects in combination with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The use of antipsychotic medications being the center of treatment for schizophrenia is well known. Looking at psychotherapy as being an alternative treatment for schizophrenics without the employment of medications is explored. Adlerian therapy and CBT for treatment of individuals with schizophrenia is analyzed with case studies that were successful in using these therapies. Schizophrenia has many symptoms; however, positive and negative symptoms are common with those who have paranoid schizophrenia. It is known that one can be diagnosed with schizophrenia experience one symptom without experiencing the other and vise verse.

Chinonye Okoro
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