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Cognitive Dissonance and Psychosis

The split between internal experience of auditory hallucinations and the facts as stated by the mental health field about the realities of psychotic experience can cause dissonance in the mind of a schizophrenic. Such dissonance is psychologically painful, and psychotherapy is asserted to be a means of understanding cognitive dissonance and targeting it for change. Read More

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Ann Olson is a doctor of psychology, a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry.

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