This all sounds very familiar... Keith Laws and colleagues have carried out a review of CBT meta-analyses for schizophrenia. They found that there was only only a small improvement in symptoms, but when the best quality studies were analysed (when the researchers were blinded), there was no significant improvement. CBT tackles the 'underlying causes' of schizophrenia? Er, right. I can understand how CBT might help some people with mild symptoms of schizophrenia to cope, to manage the illness, and to help them recognise symptoms etc. But to say that CBT tackles the underlying cause suggests a worrying level of ignorance. Familiar?