Journal article

Insight as a social identity process in the evolution of psychosocial functioning in the early phase of psychosis

HS Klaas, A Clemence, R Marion-Veyron, J-P Antonietti, L Alameda, P Golay, P Conus

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Awareness of illness (insight) has been found to have contradictory effects for different functional outcomes after the early course of psychosis. Whereas it is related to psychotic symptom reduction and medication adherence, it is also associated with increased depressive symptoms. In this line, the specific effects of insight on the evolution of functioning over time have not been identified, and social indicators, such as socio-occupational functioning have barely been considered. Drawing from social identity theory we investigated the impact of insight on the development of psychosocial outcomes and the interactions of these variables over time. METHOD: The participants, 240 ..

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Awarded by Swiss National Science Foundation


Awarded by National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) 'SYNAPSY - The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases' from the Swiss National Science Foundation


Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) 'SYNAPSY - The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases' of the Swiss National Science Foundation for supporting the TIPP project. Furthermore, this publication is based on research conducted at the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) 'LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives' of the Swiss National Science Foundation.This research received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial or not-for-profit sectors. The research received financial support from the Swiss National Science Foundation (P.C., no. 320030_122419) and the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) 'SYNAPSY - The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases' from the Swiss National Science Foundation (L.A., no. 51AU40_125759); the author H.S.K. was financed by the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) 'LIVES - Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives', of the Swiss National Science Foundation.