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What psychotherapies may help treat delusional disorder?

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Antipsychotic medications are the first line of treatment for delusional disorders. But psychotherapies may help, too, including:

  • Individual psychotherapy can help someone recognize and correct their distorted though patterns.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can help people learn to recognize and change thought patterns and behaviors that lead to troublesome feelings.
  • Family therapy can help families deal better with a loved one who has delusional disorder, and to help with that person’s recovery.

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

SOURCES:

Intelihealth: "Delusional Disorder."

Disorders.org: "Delusional."

Medscape: "Delusional Disorder."

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV: "Delusional Disorder."

 

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on December 19, 2018

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