EPA guidance on assessment of negative symptoms in schizophrenia

Galderisi, S.; Mucci, A. ✉; Dollfus, S.; Nordentoft, M.; Falkai, P.; Kaiser, S.; Giordano, G.M.; Vandevelde, A.; Nielsen, M.Ø.; Glenthøj, L.B.; Sabé, M.; Pezzella, P.; Bitter, I. [Bitter, István (Elmekórtan), szerző] Pszichiátriai és Pszichoterápiás Klinika (SE / AOK / K); Gaebel, W.

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Megjelent: EUROPEAN PSYCHIATRY 0924-9338 1778-3585 64 (1) Paper: e23 , 23 p. 2021
  • SJR Scopus - Psychiatry and Mental Health: D1
  • Pszichiátriai betegségek
BACKGROUND: During the last decades, a renewed interest for negative symptoms (NS) was brought about by the increased awareness that they interfere severely with real-life functioning, particularly when they are primary and persistent. METHODS: In this guidance paper, we provide a systematic review of the evidence and elaborate several recommendations for the conceptualization and assessment of NS in clinical trials and practice. RESULTS: Expert consensus and systematic reviews have provided guidance for the optimal assessment of primary and persistent negative symptoms; second-generation rating scales, which provide a better assessment of the experiential domains, are available; however, NS are still poorly assessed both in research and clinical settings.This European Psychiatric Association (EPA) guidance recommends the use of persistent negative symptoms (PNS) construct in the context of clinical trials and highlights the need for further efforts to make the definition of PNS consistent across studies in order to exclude as much as possible secondary negative symptoms. We also encourage clinicians to use second-generation scales, at least to complement first-generation ones.The EPA guidance further recommends the evidence-based exclusion of several items included in first-generation scales from any NS summary or factor score to improve NS measurement in research and clinical settings. Self-rated instruments are suggested to further complement observer-rated scales in NS assessment.Several recommendations are provided for the identification of secondary negative symptoms in clinical settings. CONCLUSIONS: The dissemination of this guidance paper may promote the development of national guidelines on negative symptom assessment and ultimately improve the care of people with schizophrenia.
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