Presence of obsessive compulsive symptoms in first-episode schizophrenia or related disorders is associated with subjective well-being and quality of life.
Summary of "Presence of obsessive compulsive symptoms in first-episode schizophrenia or related disorders is associated with subjective well-being and quality of life."
The study aims to evaluate whether the presence of obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) in first-episode schizophrenia patients is associated with subjective well-being or quality of life.
This study used a cross-sectional study of consecutively diagnosed patients with a first episode of schizophrenia or related disorder.
There were 23 out of 198 (12%) consecutively assessed patients that reported co-morbid OCS. Co-morbid OCS were associated with a lower mean total score on a subjective well-being scale (P ≤ 0.001), especially on the social integration subscale (P = 0.002) and emotional regulation subscale (P = 0.008), and lower scores on subjective aspects of quality of life (P = 0.043), especially concerning mental health (P = 0.001) and physical health (P = 0.002).
These results support the clinical relevance of OCS co-morbidity in schizophrenia or related disorders and the need for research into specific interventions.
Department of Psychiatry, Early Psychosis, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Early intervention in psychiatry
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22747797
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-7893.2012.00377.x
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