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OBJECTIVE Cognitive remediation therapy for schizophrenia was developed to treat cognitive problems that affect functioning, but the treatment effects may depend on the type of trial methodology adopted. The present meta-analysis will determine the effects of treatment and whether study method or potential moderators influence the estimates. METHOD(More)
BACKGROUND Guidance in the United States and United Kingdom has included cognitive behavior therapy for psychosis (CBTp) as a preferred therapy. But recent advances have widened the CBTp targets to other symptoms and have different methods of provision, eg, in groups. AIM To explore the effect sizes of current CBTp trials including targeted and(More)
BACKGROUND People with severe mental illness often have a complex mixture of clinical and social needs. The Camberwell Assessment of Need (CAN) is a new instrument which has been designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of these needs. There are two versions of the instrument: the clinical version has been designed to be used by staff to plan(More)
Approaches to cognitive remediation have differed across studies. Most of the larger studies have concentrated on group treatments designed without the benefit of recent laboratory-based studies. The current study describes a randomized trial of an intensive cognitive remediation program involving individual daily sessions of 1 hour for up to 3 months. It(More)
BACKGROUND The results of one randomised control trial testing a psychological rehabilitation programme aimed at information processing strategies showed improvements in cognition post-treatment. AIMS To determine whether there are concomitant brain activation changes as a result of engaging in cognitive remediation therapy (CRT). METHOD Three groups(More)
Schizophrenia is a severe and disabling disorder with considerable psychological, social and economic costs. Over the last 15 years there has been a significant development in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy for psychosis (CBTp) in the treatment of schizophrenia, with 20 randomised controlled trials having been published. The majority of this work(More)
OBJECTIVE To ascertain patients' views on the benefits of and possible memory loss from electroconvulsive therapy. DESIGN Descriptive systematic review. DATA SOURCES Psychinfo, Medline, Web of Science, and Social Science Citation Index databases, and bibliographies. STUDY SELECTION Articles with patients' views after treatment with electroconvulsive(More)
This study investigated the frequency with which violence by psychiatric in-patients was preceded by aversive interpersonal stimulation. The precursors of 63 assaults by psychiatric patients on nurses were studied using semi-structured interviews conducted within 72 hours of the assault. Reliability data were collected from staff witnesses and assaultive(More)
  • T Wykes, E Sturt
  • 1986
This paper describes the standard version of the MRC Social Performance Schedule, which covers 21 behaviour areas such as hygiene, initiating conversations, etc. and was designed to be used with long-stay populations, within a hospital or the community. Data on the schedule's consistency over raters, informants, time, and situation showed that the(More)
People with depression report frequent cognitive failures, but objective measures of cognition show mixed results. Some studies show impairment on effortful tasks. The relationship between subjective and objective cognitive failures was studied in 102 "depressed" or "nondepressed" UK servicemen, grouped by Beck Depression Inventory scores with a cutoff(More)