More intensive probing increases the detection of social anxiety disorders in schizophrenia.

TitleMore intensive probing increases the detection of social anxiety disorders in schizophrenia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsRoy, M-A, Vallières, C, Lehoux, C, Leclerc, L-D, Demers, M-F, Achim, AM
JournalPsychiatry Res
Volume268
Pagination358-360
Date Published2018 10
ISSN1872-7123
KeywordsAdolescent, Adult, Cohort Studies, Comorbidity, Fear, Female, Humans, Intention, Male, Phobia, Social, Prevalence, Schizophrenia, Schizophrenic Psychology, Self Concept, Young Adult
Abstract

This study examined the influence of the assessment methods in detecting social anxiety disorders (SAD). We used a two-stage procedure to elicit social anxiety symptoms (SAS) to diagnose SAD in 80 people with a schizophrenia spectrum psychotic disorder (SZSPD) from an early intervention program. We observed a 28.8% lifetime prevalence of SAD when considering only the SAS elicited using the SCID probes (first stage), and a significant increase to 48.8% after adding the probes from the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (second stage). In conclusion, the LSAS can increase the sensitivity in detecting SAS and hence SAD comorbid to SZSPD.

DOI10.1016/j.psychres.2018.07.032
Alternate JournalPsychiatry Res
PubMed ID30099275
Grant ListMOP-77647 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / International