Development of a Moderated Online Intervention to Treat Social Anxiety in First-Episode Psychosis
Carla McEnery, Michelle H Lim, Ann Knowles, Simon Rice, John Gleeson, Simmone Howell, Penni Russon, Chris Miles, Simon D'Alfonso, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez
FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2019
Background: It is well established that social anxiety disorder (SAD) is a significant clinical problem for individuals with a psychotic disorder. Comorbid social anxiety in individuals with psychosis has been associated with poorer premorbid functioning, increased depression, and a reduced quality of life. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is recommended for people with psychosis as a first-line psychological treatment; however, its focus and evaluation primarily revolves around reducing psychotic symptoms and not necessarily targeting comorbid social anxiety symptoms. We developed a novel online social cognitive behavioral intervention (entitled EMBRACE) specifically designed to treat socia..View full abstract
Awarded by Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship
CMcE is funded by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. MA-J was supported by a Career Development Fellowship (APP1082934) from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).