A cognitive-behavioural, group-based intervention for social anxiety in schizophrenia

S. Halperin, P. Nathan, P. Drummond, David Castle

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    Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of group-based cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) for social anxiety in schizophrenia.Method: Patients with schizophrenia (20) with comorbid social anxiety were randomly assigned to the group-based CBT or wait-list control condition. Pre-, post- and 6-week follow-up ratings included measures of social anxiety and avoidance, mood and quality of life.Results: The intervention group improved on all outcome measures and the control group showed no change in symptomatology.Conclusions: Group-based CBT is effective in treating social anxiety in schizophrenia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)809-813
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


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