Industrial Psychiatry Journal

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65--68

Current social functioning in adult-onset schizophrenia and its relation with positive symptoms


Partha S Kundu1, Vinod K Sinha2, Sarita E Paul3, Pushpal Desarkar4 
1 Psychiatrist, West Bengal Health Service, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
3 Montfordshire Partnership, NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
4 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Partha S Kundu
Psychiatrist, West Bengal Health Service, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

Background: In schizophrenia, relation exists between psychopathology and social functioning. Aim and Objectives: Determining relationship of positive symptoms with current social functioning in adult-onset (≥19 years) schizophrenia. Materials and Methods: Eighty schizophrenia patients [ICD-10-DCR], of both sexes (18-60 years), on follow-up for ≥6 months, with no change of diagnosis and without co-morbidities, having onset of illness ≥19 years of age, accompanied by informants having contact with the patient for a period of >12 months prior the first psychiatric contact or symptom onset were assessed with SCARF- Social Functioning Index and SAPS. Results: Family role, occupational role, and other social role have negative correlation with all positive symptoms. Conclusion: Current social functioning has significant negative correlation with concurrent positive symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Kundu PS, Sinha VK, Paul SE, Desarkar P. Current social functioning in adult-onset schizophrenia and its relation with positive symptoms.Ind Psychiatry J 2013;22:65-68


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Kundu PS, Sinha VK, Paul SE, Desarkar P. Current social functioning in adult-onset schizophrenia and its relation with positive symptoms. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 13 ];22:65-68
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