Jessica Nagar

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BACKGROUND Why psychiatrists choose a particular dose of antipsychotic for an individual patient with schizophrenia is unknown. This study aimed to investigate consultant psychiatrists' perspectives on the dose titration and their attitudes towards therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) for antipsychotics. METHOD A cross-sectional quantitative questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of significant health anxiety (hypochondriasis) in patients aged 16-75 in cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurological, endocrine and gastrointestinal clinics in general hospitals in London, Middlesex and North Nottinghamshire. METHOD The Health Anxiety Inventory (HAI) (short form) was administered to patients(More)
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Supervised consumption of opiate substitution treatment is standard practice in the UK yet little is known about the patient experience of this treatment modality. This study aimed to assess the patient experience of receiving supervised compared with unsupervised consumption of methadone or buprenorphine. DESIGN AND METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Health anxiety is an under-recognised but frequent cause of distress that is potentially treatable, but there are few studies in secondary care. OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a modified form of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) for health anxiety (CBT-HA) compared with standard care in medical(More)
BACKGROUND Challenging behaviour, especially in intellectual disability, covers a wide range that is in need of further evaluation. AIMS To develop a short but comprehensive instrument for all aspects of challenging behaviour. METHOD In the first part of a two-stage enquiry, a 28-item scale was constructed to examine the components of challenging(More)
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