Avoidant personality disorder symptoms in first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients predict performance on neurocognitive measures

The UCLA family study Whether avoidant personality disorder symptoms are related to neurocognitive impairments that aggregate in relatives of schizophrenics is unknown. We report the relationship between avoidant personality disorder symptoms and neurocognitive performance in the first-degree relatives of probands with schizophrenia. 367 first-degree relatives of probands with schizophrenia and 245 relatives of community controls […]

Avoidant personality disorder is a separable schizophrenia-spectrum personality disorder

Even when controlling for the presence of paranoid and schizotypal personality disorders The UCLA family study It is unresolved whether avoidant personality disorder (APD) is an independent schizophrenia (Sz)-spectrum personality disorder (PD). Some studies find APD and social anxiety symptoms (Sxs) to be separable dimensions of psychopathology in relatives (Rels) of schizophrenics while other studies […]

MMPI vulnerability indicators for schizophrenia and attention deficit disorder:

UCLA family study of biological parents of offspring with childhood-onset schizophrenia or ADHD Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) scores were examined for 50 parents of children with an onset of schizophrenia prior to 14 years of age, 153 parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and 168 parents of community comparison children. The […]

DSM III Schizophreniform Disorder

Using five methods of validation the authors evaluated six patients satisfying DSM-III criteria for schizophreniform disorder. These patients did not differ importantly from patients with affective disorders but differed markedly from schizophrenic patients in past psychiatric history, family history, acute treatment response, short- term course, and dexamethasone suppression test results. The findings suggest that schizophreniform […]

Dialysis for Schizophrenia: Review of Clinical Trials and Implications for Further Research

At least 67 schizophrenic patients have undergone dialysis for renal failure, without improvement in schizophrenic symptoms. Ninety-two nonuremic schizophrenic patients have received dialysis in nonblind studies; 22 improved, 21 improved partially, 47 showed no change, and 2 became worse. The authors point out factors other than dialysis that may affect outcome, including family response and […]

Anxiety Disorders

Do you have an anxiety disorder? Anxiety is the most common psychological condition in the U.S., even more so than depression or substance abuse. It affects over 40 million adults, almost 20% of the population. Most people have experienced anxiety at some point in their lives. There are several anxiety disorders that require the clinical […]