Do Psychological Interventions Work for Psychosis in Adolescents?

Rhea Daruvala; Ajit Kumar; Soumitra Shankar Datta


Schizophr Bull. 2021;47(3):692-694. 

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Psychosis in adolescents is rare but can have serious consequences and requires assessment by mental health professionals. The most common and widely used treatment for psychosis is antipsychotic medications. However, there is emerging evidence to show that psychological interventions such as cognitive remediation therapy (CRT), psychoeducation, family therapy, and group psychotherapies may be useful for adolescents with psychosis. Psychological interventions for psychosis in adolescents may be used to address residual psychotic symptoms and family conflicts, reduce affective symptoms and stigma, improve cognitive functions and coping, and promote integration with peers.