A new way to treat delusional patients?

Antipsychotics are the mainstay of treatment for people with schizophrenia, yet compliance with medication among these patients is only around 50%.

In addition, research shows seven out of 10 patients will discontinue their antipsychotics within 18 months. 1

A UK pilot study looked at how people with schizophrenia who did not want to take anti-psychotics fared when given cognitive therapy.

The single-blind study compared usual treatment plus cognitive therapy given weekly with usual treatment alone in 74 people with schizophrenia over 18