the findings showed that happiness was mostly associated with the patients’ positive psychological and social attributes such as resilience, optimism, and lower perceived stress.
People’s self-reported happiness was then examined in relation to other factors, such as age, gender, education, living situation, medication status, anxiety levels, and other mental health metrics, as well as physical health, cognitive function, and a list of “psychosocial factors.”
“People with schizophrenia are clearly less happy than those in the general population at large, but this is not surprising,” said lead author Barton W. Palmer, Ph.D., professor in the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry.
I’m a pretty happy guy. Are you happy?
- Yes I’m happy
- Not happy
- Somewhere in between