Sunday, February 5, 2023

Psychiatrist Describes Role in Open Dialogue Model of Care

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Psychiatrist outlines varying roles in Open Dialogue model, fostering service-user and family agency through meaningful conversations with a team of providers.

Study Finds Mixed Results for Peer-Supported Open Dialogue in the UK

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New qualitative study seeks to examine the implementation of the Open Dialogue approach in the UK.

Open Dialogue Approach Reduces Future Need for Mental Health Services

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The Open Dialogue psychiatric treatment approach is associated with reduced utilization of mental and general health services for Danish youth.

Peer Support Reduces Chances of Psychiatric Readmission

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A randomized control trial finds that receiving peer support from individuals with similar lived experiences reduces one’s risk of readmission to an acute crisis unit.

Study Finds Hearing Voices Groups Improve Social and Emotional Wellbeing

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Hearing Voices Network self-help groups are an important resource for coping with voice hearing, study finds.

Barriers to Engaging in Self-Help CBT for Voice Hearing

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Individuals with lived experience and clinicians share about barriers and facilitators to guided self-help CBT for voice hearing.

“Canadian Patients Fight Forced Electroshock”

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"A retired nurse, a Harvard-educated musician and others sued British Columbia this week, claiming it forcibly subjects mental health patients to electroconvulsive therapy and...

“Patients Unwilling to Consent to ECT”

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More than one-in-10 forms authorising ECT received by the Mental Health Commission (MHC) between 2013 and 2015 reported that the patient was unwilling to consent...

“Woman Hospitalized Involuntarily Wants Legal Aid for Mental Health Hearing”

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A Canadian woman is attempting to assert her right to a lawyer in order to fight an involuntary psychiatric hospitalization. While homeless, the patient...

Pilot Study Adapts Open Dialogue for US Health Care

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In an article for Psychiatric Services, psychiatrist Christopher Gordon and his colleagues report on the results of a one-year feasibility study attempting to implement...

“Study Finds Mental Health Patients No Better Off Behind Locked Doors”

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The Lancet Psychiatry published a study last week finding no benefit to locking up patients in mental health hospitals. Data on 145,000 patients found...

Latest World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD) Video

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“We asked people from all over the world to share about the iatrogenic injury they sustained from taking benzodiazepines as prescribed and why they...

New Video from World Benzo Awareness Day Event in Japan

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World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD) organizers take to the streets in Tokyo to inform the public about the risks of these drugs, often prescribed...

New Video For World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

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In a new video for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD) people from all over the world share about the iatrogenic harm they sustained from taking...

European Expert Group Calls for Investment in Community Based Services

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In Europe, millions of people live in segregated institutional settings, excluded from mainstream society. Without adequate, person-centered support in the community, institutionalisation will sadly continue.

“World Benzo Awareness Day, First Step To End Global Dependency Woes”

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“In a bid to raise awareness towards the global epidemic of abuse on Benzodiazepine or ‘benzos’ abuse, a global campaign dubbed as World Benzo Awareness...

World Benzo Awareness Day Launch

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Today, organizers have released a statement announcing a "World Benzo Awareness Day" to take place on Monday, 11th July 2016. "This day has been made...

“Court Orders Electroconvulsive Therapy for Girl with Depression”

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The Irish Times reports that a judge has ordered ECT for a 16-year-old with depression and an eating disorder. The doctor asked the court...

“Electric Shock Therapy Led to Sunderland Patient Having Permanent Fit”

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Update: Elsie Tindle has sadly passed away after a forced electroshock treatment triggered an epileptic fit and permanent brain damage. The psychiatrist, Eugene van...

Garth Daniels Suing Over 75 Shock Treatments without Consent

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"In a rare intervention, the government has asked Victoria's Chief Psychiatrist for a report on Garth Daniels, a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia, whose case...