Miv Riley, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Congratulations to Miv Riley who has recently presented a poster at the BABCP Conference in Madrid on a case report of using brief trans-diagnostic CBT to help a distressed carer of an individual with first episode psychosis.
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BBC News, 8 December 2016
Some patients sectioned with psychotic conditions, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, may actually have a treatable immune disorder, say Oxford University scientists.
A study in the Lancet Psychiatry suggests up to one in 11 cases of psychosis may involve antibodies attacking parts of the brain…
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Lancet Psychiatry, December 2016
Psychosis is a common presenting feature in antibody-mediated encephalitis, for which prompt recognition and treatment usually leads to remission. This study aims to investigate whether people with circumscribed schizophrenia-like illnesses have such antibodies—especially antibodies against the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR)—more commonly than do healthy controls.
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European Psychiatry, Volume 33, Supplement, March 2016, Pages S608
Authors: M. Riley, M. Lovell, N. Gire, S. Lane, P.J. Taylor, M. Fitzsimmons, I.B. Chaudhry, P. Bee, K. Lovell, N. Husain
Miv Riley and other staff members from Lancashire Care have published an article in European Psychiatry.
The objective of the study was to develop an interactive tool that can assist service user’s communication of distress, whilst employing a psychoeducational approach to the use of an informal therapeutic measurement scale; subjective units of distress (SUDs) and early warning signs (EWS). The ApTiC mobile intervention will include ten numerically graded emoticons from low to extreme distress. The present study aims to examine the feasibility and acceptability of the ApTic mobile intervention in preparation for a larger randomised controlled trial.
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION 19(2):47-62 · OCTOBER 2015
Dr Victoria Cairns, Dr Graeme Reid, Dr Craig Murray, Dr Stephen Weatherhead.
Dr Graeme Reid, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Lancashire Care, has co-authored this paper. The study aims to explore the experience of people with first episode psychosis engaging with a process of psychosocial formulation whilst also being supported by clinicians representing a biological understanding of psychosis.
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This article is Open Access.
BBC News, 16 October 2015
It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming the brain’s immune system, say scientists.
Brain scans found an overactive immune system in patients as well as in those at high risk of schizophrenia….
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Imperial College Health Partners, September 2015
This joint briefing paper published with Wessex AHSN, sets out how ICHP have developed new, integrated care pathways for mental health that prescribe time frames around clinical interventions and service delivery. These new psychosis pathways aim to reduce the impact of disease and promote recovery by ensuring that every individual gets the best evidence based care at the right time and in the right place. The approach has used a robust methodology which can be adopted for use across the wider NHS. This document describes the approach used in developing the pathways and provides a guide for patients, carers, provider organisations and commissioners on adoption and implementation.
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