The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

Twittering about severe mental illness

By Angelique Bodart, Editorial Assistant for the CSzG

The Bipolar Detective

The Bipolar Detective (Photo credit: chris.bburn)

Yesterday (5th June 2013) I went along to some Cochrane training, put on by the authors of Evidently Cochrane, on using social media to improve our Group’s online presence.  Simple things, nothing dramatic involving hidden agendas or anything, just general usage tactics like Symplur for finding the major influences within health care to notify them we exist, and tweeting something multiple times but in different ways to reach different groups.  I tweeted the topics and tips discussed throughout the day (check out #cochranesm); my first time tweeting at an event.  It was all very exciting.  One question that came up a lot was “what’s the impact?”.   Read the rest of this entry »

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‘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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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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