The customer is always right? Subjective target symptoms and treatment preferences in patients with psychosis

Moritz, Steffen; Berna, Fabrice; Jaeger, Susanne; Westermann, Stefan; Nagel, Matthias (2017). The customer is always right? Subjective target symptoms and treatment preferences in patients with psychosis. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 267(4), pp. 335-339. Springer 10.1007/s00406-016-0694-5

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Clinicians and patients differ concerning the goals of treatment. Eighty individuals with schizophrenia were assessed online about which symptoms they consider the most important for treatment, as well as their experi- ence with different interventions. Treatment of affective and neuropsychological problems was judged as more important than treatment of positive symptoms (p < 0.005). While most individuals had experience with Occupational and Sports Therapy, only a minority had received Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Psychoeducation with family members before. Patients appraised Talk, Psychoanalytic, and Art Therapy as well as Metacognitive Training as the most helpful treatments. Clinicians should carefully take into consideration patients’ preferences, as neglect of consumers’ views may compromise outcome and adherence to treatment.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Westermann, Stefan

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0940-1334

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Salome Irina Rahel Bötschi

Date Deposited:

26 May 2017 11:26

Last Modified:

26 May 2017 11:26

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00406-016-0694-5

PubMed ID:

27194554

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.93317

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/93317

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