Journal article

Cognitively-oriented psychotherapy for early psychosis (COPE) - Preliminary results

H Jackson, P McGorry, J Edwards, C Hulbert, L Henry, S Francey, D Maude, J Cocks, P Power, S Harrigan, P Dudgeon

The British journal of psychiatry. Supplement | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 1998


BACKGROUND: The present study describes the results of the pilot testing of a therapy we have developed for people with first-episode psychosis. Cognitively-oriented psychotherapy for early psychosis (COPE) is aimed at facilitating the adjustment of the person, and at preventing or alleviating secondary morbidity in the wake of the first psychotic episode. METHOD: Eighty people formed three groups: those who were offered and accepted COPE (COPE subjects); those who refused COPE (refusal subjects); and those who were offered neither COPE nor any other continuing treatment from our service (control subjects). The individuals were assessed prior to, and at the end of, COPE treatment (a 12-month..

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