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

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

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
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-6748.123635

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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.

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