Christine B Rummel

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BACKGROUND The new generation antipsychotics are associated with a lower risk of adverse effects compared with drugs such as haloperidol. Many treatment guidelines recommend the use of new generation ('atypical') antipsychotic drugs for people with a first episode of schizophrenia. OBJECTIVES To examine the effects of the new generation antipsychotics for(More)
The aim of our meta-analysis was to review the evidence base for the efficacy and safety of antipsychotic and antidepressant combinations in the treatment of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia and schizophrenia-like psychoses. Randomized controlled trials comparing the combination of antidepressants and antipsychotics with antipsychotics alone for(More)
BACKGROUND Negative symptoms are common in people with schizophrenia and are often difficult to treat with antipsychotic drugs. Treatment often involves the use of various add-on medications such as antidepressants. OBJECTIVES To review the effects of the combination of antipsychotic and antidepressant drug treatment for management of negative symptoms in(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of the first peer-to-peer psychoeducation program in schizophrenia. METHOD We developed a 5-step curriculum for structured training of peer moderators. In step 1, peer moderators participate in regular psychoeducation, and in step 2, they participate in workshops on knowledge about schizophrenia and moderation(More)
OBJECTIVES To train interested and capable family members as group moderators of psychoeducational groups for family members in schizophrenia. METHOD Development and evaluation of a curriculum consisting of 5 separate steps: participating in a psychoeducational group, participating in training-workshops, conducting psychoeducational group sessions with(More)
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