This book describes a new evidence-based cognitive behavioural intervention, to be used by clinicians to treat the precursor symptoms of psychosis.
Preface. Introduction. Part I: Theory And Evidence. What is an At-Risk Mental State? How to Identify ARMS Subjects? What are Extraordinary Experiences? Which Cognitive Biases are Associated With ARMS? The Nature of Cognitive Biases. Evidence for Preventing or Postponing a First Episode of Psychosis. Part II: Practice Of CBT For Ultra-High Risk. A Manual for Coping With Extraordinary and Remarkable Experiences. Typical Vignettes of Treatment Cases. Concluding Remarks.