Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy for Early Psychosis: A preliminary study of a novel integrative psychotherapy

Jenifer Vohs, Bethany L. Leonhardt, Alison V. James, Michael M. Francis, Alan Breier, Nikki Mehdiyoun, Andrew C. Visco, Paul H. Lysaker

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Abstract

Poor insight impedes treatment in early phase psychosis (EPP). This manuscript outlines preliminary findings of an investigation of the novel metacognitively oriented integrative psychotherapy, Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy, for individuals with early phase psychosis (MERIT-EP). Twenty adults with EPP and poor insight were randomized to either six months of MERIT-EP or treatment as usual (TAU). Therapists were trained and therapy was successfully delivered under routine, outpatient conditions. Insight, assessed before and after treatment, revealed significant improvement for the MERIT-EP, but not TAU, group. These results suggest MERIT-EP is feasible to deliver, accepted by patients, and leads to clinically significant improvements in insight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalSchizophrenia Research
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StateAccepted/In press - 2017

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Keywords

  • Early phase psychosis
  • Insight
  • MERIT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schizophrenia

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy for Early Psychosis : A preliminary study of a novel integrative psychotherapy. / Vohs, Jenifer; Leonhardt, Bethany L.; James, Alison V.; Francis, Michael M.; Breier, Alan; Mehdiyoun, Nikki; Visco, Andrew C.; Lysaker, Paul H.

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Vohs, Jenifer ; Leonhardt, Bethany L. ; James, Alison V. ; Francis, Michael M. ; Breier, Alan ; Mehdiyoun, Nikki ; Visco, Andrew C. ; Lysaker, Paul H. / Metacognitive Reflection and Insight Therapy for Early Psychosis : A preliminary study of a novel integrative psychotherapy. In: Schizophrenia Research. 2017.
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