Loneliness in psychosis: A practical review and critique for clinicians

Johanna C. Badcock, Laura H. Adery, Sohee Park

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Abstract

Accumulating evidence shows that loneliness in psychosis is a major concern for patients, is associated with poorer mental and physical health, and is a significant barrier to recovery. Although psychologists play a major role in treating the cognitive, emotional, and social difficulties of people with psychosis, loneliness is rarely addressed. This article presents a structured review and critique of the evidence base on loneliness in youth and adults with psychosis, framed around the knowledge, attitudes, and skills comprising clinical competencies as a foundation for clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Psychology: science and practice
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2020

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