The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

New review published on Nidotherapy

#Nidotherapy: aiming to ‘modify the environment of people with schizophrenia ‘ – ow.ly/jY7Ol  NEW! Review: ow.ly/jY7Ub

English: A schizophrenic patient at the Glore ...

English: A schizophrenic patient at the Glore Psychiatric Museum made this piece of cloth and it gives us a peek into her mind. Русский: Вышивка, сделанная пациентом, страдающим от шизофрении. Экспонат психиатрического музея Глор, Миссури. ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: En schizofren pasients arbeid med et tøystykke, der ordene beskriver det pasienten kanskje har oppfattet som sammenhengende. Tøystykket er utstilt i The Glore Psychiatric Museum. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Environmental stressors can cause schizophrenia – http://ow.ly/jY4YH – but can also be supported by Nidotherapy – http://ow.ly/jY53O

‘Nidotherapy (from the Latin ‘nidus’ or ‘nest’) aims at identifying the need for and making changes to a person’s environment and surroundings. Read the rest of this entry »

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My first month as an Editorial Assistant for CSzG

By Angelique Bodart
Email: angelique.bodart@nottingham.ac.uk
Skype: angeliqueuon

Angelique BodartIt’s been a fast paced month, but that’s the kind of pace I like.  Learning the inner-workings of Archie (not Archie Cochrane, the founder of the organisation, but the online review system), a taster of ‘how to write a review’ using RevMan (downloadable and free to use by all), strategising the re-launching the social media for our group and ‘networking’ at the 21st Anniversary of UK Cochrane Centre event are just some of the things I’ve been doing this month.  I’m now finally settling in to the team and my University of Nottingham desk on the Jubilee Campus.  I’ve realised my role is rather flexible albeit strategic, and reasonably involved with the review process, working with review authors at the initial and final stages…so far.  So, where did I come from to get here, the Editorial Assistant of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group?  At this point I could just upload my CV but don’t worry I won’t bore you with that…anyway, who needs a CV when you’ve got a LinkedIn accountRead the rest of this entry »

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Normalising the Experiences of Voices, Visions & Paranoia

Attachments:  Liverpool 2013 Flyer

Date:  5th and 6th  September 2013
Venue:  The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT
Cost:   for both days – Read the rest of this entry »

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A sociological understanding of diagnosis

ESRC Seminar Series: The role of diagnosis in health and wellbeing

A social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis

Date:  May 23rd 2013
Venue: University of East Anglia, Sports Park, Norwich
Cost:  Free. Read the rest of this entry »

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Old side effects and old drugs; old side effects and new drugs

silence the voices - still the visions

silence the voices – still the visions (Photo credit: Jackal1)

By Clive Adams

People using antipsychotic drugs like chlorpromazine and haloperidol get [anticholinergic] side effects such as blurred vision, dry mouth and constipation but the proportion of people experiencing these is not clear.

Past surveys are very old indeed, small and not really proper surveys at all. Their results had been perpetuated for decades without verification. They were undertaken so long ago that they were only about older drugs – so the lack of verification had resulted in bias as the older drugs held their reputation of causing these effects and the newer ones never gathered it in the same way. Read the rest of this entry »

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