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ERIC Number: EJ803791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Group Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Auditory Hallucinations: A Pilot Study
Pinkham, Amy E.; Gloege, Andrew T.; Flanagan, Steven; Penn, David L.
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v11 n1 p93-98 Win 2004
In this article, we describe a pilot study that investigated the effectiveness of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for auditory hallucinations. Eleven inpatients with either chronic schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder participated in 2 CBT groups of differing treatment duration (i.e., 7 versus 20 sessions). The results showed that participation in both groups was associated with significant positive changes in the participants' beliefs about their voices and with a trend for reduced negative reactions to the voices. These changes were not a function of premorbid cognitive functioning. Finally, duration of treatment did not affect participants' beliefs or distress associated with the voices. Implications for future clinical research in this area are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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