Diseases Trials considered Main results
Schizophrenia3 meta-analyses, CBTCBT moderately effective on the 2-year relapse rate in schizophrenic patients in the acute or hospitalised phase, combined with antipsychotic agents.
CBT effective in stabilised patients followed on an outpatient basis, combined with antipsychotic agents.
1 meta-analysis, CBT and FT (PE
1 meta-analysis, PE
Family therapies effective on the 2-year relapse rate in acute phase or hospitalized schizophrenics combined with antipsychotic agents.
3 meta-analyses, FT (of which 2 with PE)Psychoeducational approach effective (family or patient centred) in stabilised patients followed up on an outpatient basis, combined with antipsychotic agents.
1 meta-analysis, PT
1 systematic review, PT
No efficacy demonstrated for PT on clinical course of schizophrenic patients.

CBT, cognitive-behavioural therapy; FT, family therapy; PE, psychoeducational approach; PT, psychodynamic therapy.

From: Psychotherapy: Three approaches evaluated

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