Cognitive-behavioral therapy for chronic psychosis


  • M. I. Gutiérrez López Área sanitaria del Campo de Gibraltar Servicio Andaluz de Salud Cádiz (Spain)
  • M. Sánchez Muñoz Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca Servicio Murciano de Salud Murcia (Spain)
  • A. Trujillo Borrego Área sanitaria del Campo de Gibraltar Servicio Andaluz de Salud Cádiz (Spain)
  • L. Sánchez Bonome Hospital de La Línea Servicio Andaluz de Salud Cádiz (Spain)


Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Chronic psychosis, Schizophrenia, Residual symptoms


Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been used in recent years as an intervention for chronic psychoses, generally as a complement to the pharmacological treatment. This fact has motivated controlled studies that analyze the efficiency of this type of interventions. That is why this bibliographical review has aimed to analyze the most relevant studies up-to-date. Those works having a controlled and random design, that assured the requirements of reliability and validity, were included.

The studies show encouraging results, because they support the efficiency of CBT as a measurement of treatment. Nevertheless, more investigations that support this information are still required.



How to Cite

Gutiérrez López, M. I., et al. “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Psychosis”. Actas Españolas De Psiquiatría, vol. 37, no. 2, Mar. 2009, pp. 106-14,