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Social environments and daily life occurrence of psychotic symptoms--an experience sampling test in a non-clinical population.
Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2003 Nov; 38(11):654-61.SP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

If impairment in social cognition is an important feature of psychosis, characteristics of the social environment may influence the occurrence of psychotic symptoms. The aim of this study was to explore in a non-clinical population whether specific social environments modify the expression of psychotic symptoms in daily life.

METHODS

The Experience Sampling Method was used to collect information on characteristics of the social company and of the daily life psychotic experiences of a sample of 79 students. The level of psychotic symptoms was measured using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI).

RESULTS

Subjects with MINI psychosis criteria were at increased risk of experiencing unusual perceptions in the presence of non-familiar individuals, and at lower risk of experiencing strange impressions in the presence of family members or friends. Dynamic changes in the social company rather than the social company per se drive variation of psychotic experiences in daily life.

CONCLUSION

The data suggest that the earliest stages of expression of psychosis vulnerability are driven by subtle person-environment interactions in the stream of daily life.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hôpital Charles Perrens, 121 rue de la Béchade, 33076, Bordeaux Cedex, France. helene.verdoux@ipso.u-bordeaux2.frNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14614554

Citation

Verdoux, Hélène, et al. "Social Environments and Daily Life Occurrence of Psychotic Symptoms--an Experience Sampling Test in a Non-clinical Population." Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, vol. 38, no. 11, 2003, pp. 654-61.
Verdoux H, Husky M, Tournier M, et al. Social environments and daily life occurrence of psychotic symptoms--an experience sampling test in a non-clinical population. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2003;38(11):654-61.
Verdoux, H., Husky, M., Tournier, M., Sorbara, F., & Swendsen, J. D. (2003). Social environments and daily life occurrence of psychotic symptoms--an experience sampling test in a non-clinical population. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 38(11), 654-61.
Verdoux H, et al. Social Environments and Daily Life Occurrence of Psychotic Symptoms--an Experience Sampling Test in a Non-clinical Population. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2003;38(11):654-61. PubMed PMID: 14614554.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Social environments and daily life occurrence of psychotic symptoms--an experience sampling test in a non-clinical population. AU - Verdoux,Hélène, AU - Husky,Mathilde, AU - Tournier,Marie, AU - Sorbara,Frédéric, AU - Swendsen,Joel D, PY - 2002/11/29/accepted PY - 2003/11/14/pubmed PY - 2004/1/31/medline PY - 2003/11/14/entrez SP - 654 EP - 61 JF - Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology JO - Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol VL - 38 IS - 11 N2 - BACKGROUND: If impairment in social cognition is an important feature of psychosis, characteristics of the social environment may influence the occurrence of psychotic symptoms. The aim of this study was to explore in a non-clinical population whether specific social environments modify the expression of psychotic symptoms in daily life. METHODS: The Experience Sampling Method was used to collect information on characteristics of the social company and of the daily life psychotic experiences of a sample of 79 students. The level of psychotic symptoms was measured using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI). RESULTS: Subjects with MINI psychosis criteria were at increased risk of experiencing unusual perceptions in the presence of non-familiar individuals, and at lower risk of experiencing strange impressions in the presence of family members or friends. Dynamic changes in the social company rather than the social company per se drive variation of psychotic experiences in daily life. CONCLUSION: The data suggest that the earliest stages of expression of psychosis vulnerability are driven by subtle person-environment interactions in the stream of daily life. SN - 0933-7954 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14614554/Social_environments_and_daily_life_occurrence_of_psychotic_symptoms__an_experience_sampling_test_in_a_non_clinical_population_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00127-003-0702-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -