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Running head: SCHIZOPHRENIA DISORDER
Schizophrenia is one of the mental disorders that have severe and debilitating impacts
among the elderly and the youth. In regards to its effects, it is evident that the disease
significantly affects the functioning of the patients leading to disability. The quality of life of
these patients is also affected remarkably. The prevalence of schizophrenia as well as anxiety
disorders also exhibit variations from one assessment to another and is related to a reduction in
the social functions of the affected patient. Schizophrenia patients also suffer motley of
symptoms which also exhibit variations from one stage to another. Anxiety is a major symptom
of schizophrenia that mirrors the advancements to psychotic disintegration or decompensation.
Social anxiety is one of the disorders that have been remarkably associated with schizophrenia.
The endeavor of the existing study was to evaluate the concept of anxiety and schizophrenia
disorder through an analysis of one of the recent researches in this area.
Analysis of the Research Article Focusing on the Concept and Schizophrenia Disorder
The research was done on the mental disorder by Achim and his colleagues. The aim of
the article was to ascertain if persons affected by schizophrenia as well as social anxiety illness
which is comorbid in nature exhibit accurate attribution based biases by carefully comparing
them with individuals that were impacted by schizophrenia but were not under the influence of
social anxiety. According to Achim, Sutliff, Samson, Montreuil &Lecomte (2016), Social
Anxiety is a common disorder of schizophrenia which is not recognized in identified in most
cases and hence it is related to increased levels of disability. In particular, this type of anxiety is
associated with symptoms such as low self-esteem. The article further illustrates that indivi...