Taking back the brain: Trialling neurofeedback for voice-hearing

Hearing voices (also referred to as 'auditory verbal hallucinations') need not be associated with problems. However, for a number of people, they are. Problems are particularly likely to arise if the voices are frequent, say negative things, and if the person has no control over them. Different people want differ ways to cope with their … Continue reading Taking back the brain: Trialling neurofeedback for voice-hearing

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How do antipsychotic drugs have their effect?

Today I’d like to draw your attention to a new paper just published by Moritz and colleagues (link here), which examines how antipsychotic drugs have their effect. What did it do? This on-line study involved 95 people, who had experience of taking antipsychotics, completing a questionnaire called the Effect of Antipsychotic Medication on Emotion and … Continue reading How do antipsychotic drugs have their effect?

Resisting werewolves, and (via the Bonzos) onto TMS and beyond…

What is the hardest part of research? Getting a grant to study an area in the first place? Gaining ethical approval for one's study? Publishing a paper on one's work? Although tricky, none of these make the number one slot. This spot has to be claimed by the devilish difficulty of resisting the urge, when … Continue reading Resisting werewolves, and (via the Bonzos) onto TMS and beyond…

Early Intervention in Psychosis in Bondi

Last week I was lucky enough to visit the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) team in Bondi, Sydney. Up from the hill from the world famous Bondi beach, in a quiet leafy lane with sufficient garden spiders to slight rattle a still aclimatising Englishman, the EIP team manages to seamlessly integrate research and clinical support … Continue reading Early Intervention in Psychosis in Bondi