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Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2000 Oct;34(5):809-13.

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

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Western Australian Institute for Psychotherapy Research, Inner City Mental Health Service, Perth, Australia.

Abstract

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.

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