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Cognitive Therapy and Schizophrenia

Monday 11th August 2008

Learn about the groundbreaking work of Dr. Neil Stolar on cognitive therapy and schizophrenia. Discover how this innovative approach offers hope for recovery and a brighter future for those with mental illness.
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Cognitive Therapy and Schizophrenia: The Hopeful Path to Recovery

There's an aspect of doing this type of therapy where the person feels listened to and that can help them for how they feel inside, and I've seen that often that leads to improvement in the symptoms themselves.
Schizophrenia is a complex mental illness that affects millions of people worldwide. While medication can be helpful in managing symptoms, it is often not enough to support long-term recovery. That's where cognitive therapy comes in. In this episode of One Hour at a Time, host Mary Woods speaks with Dr. Neil Stolar about his innovative work on cognitive therapy and schizophrenia. Dr.
Stolar's approach focuses on identifying and challenging automatic thoughts, which are often at the root of negative emotions and behaviors. He also addresses other common symptoms of schizophrenia, such as auditory hallucinations, self-esteem issues, and lack of motivation. The result is a more comprehensive and holistic approach to treatment that offers hope for a brighter future. Throughout the episode, Dr. Stolar shares real-life examples of cognitive therapy in action, highlighting its impact on both symptoms and quality of life.
He also discusses the challenges of treating co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, as well as the link between cognitive therapy and supportive employment. Finally, Dr. Stolar offers insights into the current state of cognitive therapy for schizophrenia and the future of this innovative approach in mental health treatment. If you or a loved one is living with schizophrenia, this episode is a must-listen. Discover the power of cognitive therapy and the hope it offers for a brighter tomorrow.