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Mindfulness for psychosis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018

Paul Chadwick*
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Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
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Paul Chadwick, BA, MSc, PhD, Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Box P077, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Email: paul.chadwick@kcl.ac.uk
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Mindfulness treatments and research have burgeoned over the past decade. With psychosis, progress has been slow and likely held back by clinicians' belief that mindfulness may be harmful for this client group. There is emerging evidence that mindfulness for psychosis – when used in an adapted form – is safe and therapeutic.

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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2014 

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