Reality testing worksheet schizophrenia

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What is the theory behind this Reality testing worksheet?

Schizophrenia is characterized by significant impairments in the way reality is perceived and changes in behavior due to irrational, unrealistic beliefs and sensations known as delusions and hallucinations.

Delusions are false, mistaken beliefs of an individual. They commonly occur in schizophrenia. The false persistent belief is not part of one’s cultural or religious background.

Research suggests that challenging these false beliefs on the basis of reality has proved to be effective with people having them.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet is helpful in forming an alternative more realistic belief against the delusional beliefs of the clients. The written exercise will help clients to have insight into the delusional belief. While the activity will help with the practicality of the belief.

How to use this worksheet?

The worksheet consists of two parts. In section A answer the questions challenging your belief on the basis of reality. In section B decide on a safe behavior experiment under the supervision of the therapist and find out how realistic your thought process is.

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