Social Contacts Reduce Negative Symptoms, Especially Emotional Withdrawal in Patients with Schizophrenia

Social Contacts Reduce Negative Symptoms, Especially Emotional Withdrawal in Patients with Schizophrenia

2014 Value in health

Millier, A. | Siegrist, K. | Amri, I. | Toumi, M. | Aballea, S. | Volume: 17, Issue: 7, Pages: A455, Schizophrenia, Value, Quality of Life,

In schizophrenia, negative symptoms – especially emotional withdrawal (EW) – represent an important dimension, and are associated to a significant burden. Social contacts are likely to reduce negative symptoms and ameliorate quality of life (QoL) over time. Our objective was to test whether this hypothesis was verified in a large cohort of European patients with schizophrenia.

https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2014.08.1244; 10.1016/j.jval.2014.08.1244