Seishin Igaku Volume 55, Issue 12 (December 2013)

The Effects of Individual Cognitive Intervention on Chronic Auditory Hallucination of Patients with Schizophrenia: A case study Naoki HAYASHI 1,2,3 , Aya HOSOKAWA 4 , Masanori YAMAGISHI 4 , Ikuko KAYAMA 4 , Tetsuhei TAKAMI 4 1Department of Psychiatry, Teikyo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan 2Research Project for Recovery from Schizophrenia, Tokyo Institute of Psychiatry 3Department of Psychogeriatrics, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry 4Department of Psychiatry, Tokyo Metropolitan Matsuzawa Hospital Keyword: Schizophrenia , Auditory hallucination , Cognitive therapy , Case study pp.1173-1181
Published Date 2013/12/15
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 Cognitive therapy for psychotic symptoms is one of the promising areas in psychosocial treatment for patients with schizophrenia. In this report, the authors present two cases of patients with chronic schizophrenia who underwent an individual cognitive intervention for their persistent auditory hallucinations. The intervention was carried out in 21-22 sessions during a 9-month period. The main objectives of the intervention were (1) to make the hallucinatory experience less distressing and frustrating by modifying the underlying pathological cognition, and (2) to provide support for “self” functions of the patients. Some improvements in social activities and enhancement of the patients' coping with the experience were recognized during the treatment, which were supposed to be gains from the intervention. Further efforts are needed to advance treatment techniques, and to examine the efficacy of the intervention for patients with schizophrenia.

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55巻12号 (2013年12月)
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