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Revista Brasileira de Terapias Cognitivas

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SILVA, Regina Cláudia Barbosa da; PADOVANI, Ricardo da Costa  and  NEVES, Mauricio Oliveira. Delusions in the perspective of neurosciences and cognitive therapy. Rev. bras.ter. cogn. [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp. 2-6. ISSN 1808-5687.

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder of chronicle evolution, characterized by cognitive, affective and behavioral changes. This study seeks to describe the formation of delusions in schizophrenia, in the perspectives of neurosciences and cognitive therapy. The methodology used in this study is the critical analysis, which allows evaluating the base principles of the process of delusion's formation proposed by scholars of the subject. Thus, this research aims to provide information about the alteration of thoughts, from the contributions of neuroscience and cognitive therapy. There is, obviously, no pretension of exhausting the subject. This study makes clear the relevance of the association between pharmacotherapy and cognitive therapy in the treatment process of schizophrenia.

Keywords : cognitive therapy; delusion; neuroscience.

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