I was browsing the NAMI website and came across this article on using CBT for psychosis and things families can do.
I have mentioned CBT in the past as an effective therapy for diagnoses like schizophrenia. At the time I fist read about this approach, there were friends who were skeptical. However, after reading books like Cognitive Therapy of Schizophrenia, I have become convinced that this therapy is probably the best one to seek for any number of things.
As I mentioned in a previous post, on the Cognitive Model, things like paranoia fall on a spectrum or bell curve. People without a clinical diagnosis can experience paranoia in many forms. Hearing voices, too, appears to fall on a bell curve–with people with no clinical diagnosis hearing things at times.
With all this in mind, it’s good to see NAMI, perhaps the largest mental health nonprofit in the United States, espousing CBT for psychosis and letting families know what they can do to help.