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What works in schizophrenia: Cognitive behaviour therapy is not effective

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 10 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:353
  1. Peter J McKenna, professor of psychiatry (
  1. University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 0XH

    EDITOR—Kingdon's statement that more than 20 randomised controlled trials and five meta-analyses have shown cognitive behaviour therapy to be beneficial in schizophrenia gives an oversimplified picture of both the randomised controlled trials and the meta-analyses.1 Reviewing the randomised controlled trials, Tarrier and Wykes, two supporters of cognitive behaviour therapy …

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