Schizophrenia | Eating Disorders | Bipolar Disorder
The first reported case of CBT for schizophrenia occurred
in 1952 when Aaron Beck described successful treatment of delusions
in a patient with schizophrenia (A. T. Beck 1952).
However, systematic exploration of the possible role of CBT in treatment
of schizophrenia and other psychoses did not begin until the early
1990s (Kingdon and Turkington 1991, 1994; Tarrier et al. 1993). Over the past two decades, several books have
been published that detail methods for performing CBT with psychotic
patients (Chadwick et al. 1996; Kingdon and Turkington 1994, 2002, 2005); numerous outcome
studies have been completed (reviewed in Chapter 8); and CBT applications
for schizophrenia have been gaining increased acceptance. In the
United Kingdom, where much of the research on CBT for psychoses
has been conducted, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2002) guidelines for treatment of schizophrenia recommend
a course of CBT for all patients who have this condition.