Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

BACKGROUND: The experience of social defeat may increase the risk of developing psychotic symptoms and psychotic disorders. We studied the relationship between social defeat and paranoid appraisal in people at high risk for psychosis in an experimental social environment created using Virtual Reality (VR). METHOD: We recruited UHR (N=64) participants and healthy volunteers (N=43). Regression analysis was used to investigate which baseline measures predicted paranoid appraisals during the VR experience. RESULTS: At baseline, UHR subjects reported significantly higher levels of social defeat than controls (OR=.957, (CI) .941-.973, p

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.schres.2015.07.050

Type

Journal article

Journal

Schizophr Res

Publication Date

10/2015

Volume

168

Pages

16 - 22

Keywords

Appraisal, Paranoia, Psychosis, Social defeat, Ultra High Risk, Virtual Reality, Adolescent, Adult, Cross-Sectional Studies, Female, Humans, Male, Mental Status Schedule, Paranoid Disorders, Prodromal Symptoms, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychotic Disorders, Regression Analysis, Social Environment, Statistics, Nonparametric, Surveys and Questionnaires, User-Computer Interface, Young Adult