Schizophrenia

Publication Title: 
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne De Psychiatrie

OBJECTIVE: First, to describe factors influencing the public's attitude toward treatment recommendations for people with mental illness; second, to identify coherent belief systems about the helpfulness of specific interventions; and third, to discuss how to ameliorate mental health literacy and antistigma strategies. METHOD: Participants of a representative telephone survey in the general population (n = 1737) were presented with a vignette depicting a person with either schizophrenia or depression. From a list of suggestions, they were asked to recommend treatments for this person.

Author(s): 
Lauber, Christoph
Carlos, Nordt
Wulf, Rössler
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

BACKGROUND: It is reported that 30% to 80% schizophrenia patients suffered from hypersalivation when taking clozapine. Some investigations of the use of formulas of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat clozapine-induced hypersalivation suggested their potential treatment effects. In these formulas, Suoquan Pill (SQP) and Wuling Powder (WLP) were suggested to have therapeutic effects in improving clozapine-induced hypersalivation.

Author(s): 
Hung, Chia-Chun
Fu, Pin-Kuei
Wang, Hsyn-Yi
Chan, Chin-Hong
Lan, Tsuo-Hung
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

OBJECTIVE: To determine effects of physical activity on depressive symptoms (primary objective), symptoms of schizophrenia, anthropometric measures, aerobic capacity, and quality of life (secondary objectives) in people with mental illness and explore between-study heterogeneity. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, and the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) were searched from earliest record to 2013.

Author(s): 
Rosenbaum, Simon
Tiedemann, Anne
Sherrington, Catherine
Curtis, Jackie
Ward, Philip B.
Publication Title: 
BMC complementary and alternative medicine

BACKGROUND: Patients with schizophrenia are characterized by high prevalence rates and chronicity that often leads to long-term institutionalization. Under the traditional medical model, treatment usually emphasizes the management of psychotic symptoms through medication, even though anti-psychotic drugs are associated with severe side effects, which can diminish patients' physical and psychological well-being. Tai-chi, a mind-body exercise rooted in Eastern health philosophy, emphasizes the motor coordination and relaxation.

Author(s): 
Ho, Rainbow Tin Hung
Wan, Adrian Ho Yin
Au-Yeung, Friendly So Wah
Lo, Phyllis Hau Yan
Siu, Pantha Joey Chung Yue
Wong, Cathy Pui Ki
Ng, Winnie Yuen Han
Cheung, Irene Kit Man
Ng, Siu Man
Chan, Cecilia Lai Wan
Chen, Eric Yu Hai
Publication Title: 
Administration and Policy in Mental Health

PURPOSE: To investigate the help-seeking behaviors and related factors of Chinese psychiatric inpatients with schizophrenia. METHOD: Two hundred and two patients with schizophrenia (ICD-10) were enrolled in this study. A locally-developed, semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data, including data on illness and help-seeking histories from patients, informants, and medical records. RESULTS: Among 202 inpatients, 120 patients (59.4%) had sought help from at least one type of non-psychiatric facility (NPF), and 82 patients (40.6%) went to a psychiatric hospital directly.

Author(s): 
Tang, Yi-Lang
Sevigny, Robert
Mao, Pei-xian
Jiang, Feng
Cai, Zhuoji
Publication Title: 
British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.)
Author(s): 
Howells, R. B.
Publication Title: 
Chinese Medical Journal
Author(s): 
Zhang, L. D.
Tang, Y. H.
Zhu, W. B.
Xu, S. H.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

OBJECTIVE: This study explored the effects of individualized acupuncture when used alongside routine care for patients diagnosed with schizophrenia in order to assess the possibility and nature of potential benefits for this patient group. This study used an exploratory case study approach that included both quantitative and qualitative research tools, in order to generate a hypothesis questioning the possible benefits of acupuncture and develop future study designs.

Author(s): 
Ronan, Patricia
Robinson, Nicola
Harbinson, Dominic
Macinnes, Douglas
Publication Title: 
La Tunisie Médicale

BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is one of the most popular types of complementary/alternative medicine in the world. It is sometimes used as a treatment for schizophrenia mainly in China. AIM: To assess the contribution of acupuncture in the treatment of patients treated for schizophrenia in Tunisian population. METHODS: Our study is a clinical randomized trial about 31 hospitalized patients with schizophrenia or schizo-affectif disorder (DSM IV).

Author(s): 
Bouhlel, Saoussen
El-Hechmi, Safouene
Ghanmi, Latifa
Ghaouar, Mabrouk
Besbes, Chokri
Khaled, Mehrez
Melki, Wahid
El-Hechmi, Zouhaier

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