A guest Post by Michelle Perryman, a 2nd year MSc Occupational Therapy Student (Accelerated Route) from the UK
Over the past two years, i have asked Occupational Therapist’s (OT’s) which theory underpins their practice? I was told the 100% of theoretical consideration I seek would only contribute to around 30% of my reasoning’s in the ‘real world’. Furthermore, at times evidence-based practice will not be mentioned. As a result, I observed. So what did I find? Although, the professionals did not verbally link theory, this however, was projected by their practice, I found the OT’s employing Frames of references (FORs) such as the client centered approach to the behavioral FOR (and more). So I questioned? Why is the expression of evidence based practice important if its already being used? Continue reading
The first nationwide study of schizophrenia treatments begins this month, examining the drugs and doses given to 600 patients. Doctors from Kuwait and Qatar will also take part in the study, the first of its kind in the Gulf. Continue reading
A new study has looked at the last 50 years worth of data in Mental Health Care and concluded that Antipsychotics do work to help prevent relapse of schizophrenia.
Research into premorbid indicators for development of schizophrenia have uncovered a link between vision and speech processing and the development of schizophrenia.
There has been a few articles floating around in the news recently about the links to schizophrenia and using them as predictors to future development of the disorder. This is a topic that everyone who works within mental health probably has a different opinion or experience. Continue reading
The Pearson Always Learning Award for Occupational therapists was decided and this year was awarded to Glenda van de Ven-Long. Continue reading
A new study has revealed that fathers are equally as likely to experience postnatal depression as their partner during the first 12 months of their child’s life. It was found that fathers under the age of 30 were 40% more likely to get postnatal depression then fathers over 30.