Re the 'Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia' document's unevidenced claim that "people gain around as much benefit from CBT as they do from taking psychiatric medication" - this paper underscores why this misleading statement should be withdrawn
The Trial: pharmacotherapy versus psychotherapy for schizophrenia - how do trials compare?
One undeniable implication of this study is that RCTs of psychological interventions need to up­-their-game and this is readily achievable in several areas.
Today looks at a systematic review of patient and study characteristics, which asks: are randomised controlled trials on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for positive symptoms of schizophrenia comparable?
For anyone who may have missed it during the week,my piece for on recent paper comparing the characteristics of trials & patients recruited into RCTs of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy for schizophrenia
The Trial: pharmacotherapy versus psychotherapy for schizophrenia – how do trials compare? Piece by me covering recent excellent paper by and colleagues
The Trial: pharmacotherapy versus psychotherapy for schizophrenia – how do trials compare?