Penn et al 54 have discussed the potential active ingredients of supportive contact control conditions for schizophrenia, including social support, therapeutic alliance with the therapists, and changes in social cognition. A more in depth examination of the characteristics of clinical trials that included functional outcome measures is shown in table 1. The Schizophrenia Cognition Rating Scale: Groups were led by 2 therapists.
Broader clinical and functioning outcomes will be presented in future reports, when these trials are completed. Table 2. Advanced Search.
Weekly group sessions were semistructured and would typically consist of check-in and symptom review, followed by a flexible discussion of functioning goal attainment in a supportive, respectful manner. Volume 35. This control condition is a form of enhanced supportive contact that focused on functional goals and provided the same amount of therapist and group contact as CBSST.
Tarrier et al 34. For permissions, please email: Consistent with the cognitive model, lower social disinterest attitudes at baseline and greater reduction in social disinterest during group therapy predicted better functional outcome at end of treatment for both groups. Given their empty social networks, people with schizophrenia may be particularly responsive to interactions with therapists, and particularly normalizing relationships with peers in group, where they can learn that rewarding social relationships are possible and helpful for achieving functioning goals and improved quality of life.
Cognitive behavioural group treatment for social anxiety in schizophrenia. Social anhedonia is characterized by social disinterest, lack of pleasure from social contact, and withdrawal. Anhedonia, positive and negative affect, and social functioning in schizophrenia.
Demographic and symptom characteristics of the 2 treatment groups are shown in table 2. Bailer et al 19.ABC model of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Appendix—Social Disinterest Items. Supportive therapy for schizophrenia: Efficacy of individualized cognitive-behavioral therapy for schizophrenic patients with negative symptoms and social disabilities: In this report, CBT trials that examined functioning in schizophrenia were reviewed and the cognitive model of functioning in schizophrenia was tested by examining the relationship between social interest attitudes and functioning in schizophrenia.
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