رفتار درمانی شناختی گروهی برای اضطراب اجتماعی در اسکیزوفرنی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|32726||2003||9 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4701 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Schizophrenia Research, Volume 63, Issues 1–2, 1 September 2003, Pages 121–129
Anxiety symptoms reported by individuals with schizophrenia have been traditionally seen as symptoms associated with the principal disorder and therefore not requiring special attention. The primary aim of this paper is to therapeutically target social anxiety symptoms in individuals with schizophrenia in order to determine the effectiveness of the cognitive behavioural group treatment model as an intervention for social anxiety in this participant group. Thirty-three individuals with schizophrenia and co-morbid social anxiety were allocated to a group-based cognitive behaviour (CBGT) intervention or waitlist control (WLC). Baseline, completion and follow-up ratings consist of measures of social anxiety: the Brief Social Phobia Scale (BSPS), Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation scale (BFNE) and the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale (SIAS); measures of general psychopathology: the Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia (CDSS) and Global Severity Index (GSI) from the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI); and the Quality of Life, Enjoyment and Satisfaction Questionnaire (QLESQ). Pre- and post-treatment measures were subjected to statistical evaluation. All outcome measures displayed statistical improvement in the intervention group compared with no change in the control group. These treatment gains were maintained at follow-up. CBGT for social anxiety in schizophrenia was demonstrated to be effective as an adjunctive treatment for this population.
Schizophrenia is a multi-dimensional disorder (Andreasen, 1995). Aspects of this disorder go further than the traditional group of positive and negative symptoms established in diagnosis (Tollefson and Sanger, 1999). Symptoms such as anxiety and depression are frequently described by patients. Despite this, co-morbid social anxiety has received minimal attention in patient management. This is in sharp contrast with studies on depression in schizophrenia (Siris, 2000). The clinical course of individuals with schizophrenia is characterised by higher rates of relapse, disability and suicide when sufferers concurrently experience anxiety symptoms Roy, 1989 and Hirsch and Jolley, 1989. Cossoff and Hafner (1998) examined the prevalence of social anxiety in individuals with schizophrenia (n=60), and reported a 17% prevalence. Cassano et al. (1998) reported a similar rate (16.1%). This, together with the added disability and higher rates of relapse present in people experiencing schizophrenia and social anxiety, reinforces the need to include treatment for anxiety as part of total patient management. Effective psychological treatment studies for social anxiety have been developed and evaluated (see meta-analysis by Gould et al., 1997 and Taylor, 1996; and review by van Dyck, 1996). Specifically, a combined programme including exposure treatment together with cognitive therapy delivered in a group format has evidenced significant outcome when compared to a control group (e.g. Butler et al., 1984, Heimberg et al., 1990, Heimberg et al., 1995, Hope et al., 1995, Mattick et al., 1989 and Turner et al., 1994). Thus, evidence-based treatment strategies are available to clinicians for the treatment of social anxiety. These available treatments have received negligible application to the treatment of social anxiety in persons with schizophrenia, likely due to social anxiety being discounted as secondary to the central schizophrenia pathology. A recent exception to this was a study examining the efficacy of cognitive behavioural group treatment (CBGT) for social anxiety in schizophrenia (Halperin et al., 2000). This controlled pilot study demonstrated statistical and clinically significant benefits to group participants on a range of clinical outcome measurements. The present study investigates whether CBT administered within a group format is effective in treating co-morbid social anxiety in individuals with schizophrenia. The aims of this study were to develop a clinical protocol with accompanying training manual, and to evaluate this psychological intervention to determine the statistical and magnitude of treatment effects.