The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

‘Publish when ready’

As of June 2013 we will be ‘publish when ready’ which means our reviews should be out there sooner rather than later. Watch this space!cclogo-big-trans

About Publish When Ready

What does Publish When Ready mean?

Publish When Ready means that the Managing Editor can select to publish a Cochrane Review either immediately or on a date and time of their choice. This is available 24 hours per day every day of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Processing the process: Systematic Reviews

By Angelique Bodart, Editorial Assistant for the CSzG

As you look through the Cochrane Library > Schizophrenia and Psychosis you notice that the one thing you were hoping to find isn’t there but you know for a fact that there’s trials out there looking at that exact thing.  Why is there not a systematic review on that topic?  Because you or another clinician have not contacted us to ask to write one, or perhaps it is being done behind the scenes you just don’t know it yet.  As we have seen from Prescribing as a junior doctor: do we know what we think we know? and The Clozapine rollercoaster, systematic reviews are very important to doctors, they are also very important to patients, as they enable both to make an informed decision about how to treat schizophrenia or at least support recovery and stability.  Unfortunately systematic reviews of drugs, therapies, ECT, hospitalisation procedures etc. don’t happen by magic.  They happen because someone has contacted us with an interest they wish to pursue, to establish the usefulness of, with other like-minded people. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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