Ronan J Mcivor

Ronan J Mcivor
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

FRCPsych

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Aim: Following a review of the evidence base, this paper aims to provide recommendations for the design of safe and therapeutic seclusion rooms across clinical settings from general adult mental health to forensic mental health. Method: A review of the existing literature on seclusion design was performed using Embase, Ovid Medline, PsychINFO, HMC...
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We describe the case of a young man with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, who developed myoclonus during clozapine titration. This subsequently led to a full tonic–clonic seizure. Clozapine treatment can result in a range of seizure-like activity, the most well-known being tonic–clonic seizures. This case highlights the importance of recognizing...
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Prison in-reach mental health services are reasonably well developed in advanced economies, but virtually nonexistent in low- and middle-income countries. We describe the development of a small prison in-reach project in Somaliland, a self-declared independent state which has experienced conflict and poverty in equal measure. After careful planning...
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Progress in personalised psychiatry is dependent on researchers having access to systematic and accurately acquired symptom data across clinical diagnoses. We have developed a structured psychiatric assessment tool, OPCRIT+, that is being introduced into the electronic medical records system of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust whi...
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Patients with a diagnosis of personality disorder (PD) have multiple and diverse needs. It has been noted that individuals with personality disorder are high users of health care resources, especially psychiatric services, ambulance services and emergency departments. In addition PD has been shown to be a significant predictor of disability and men...
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Progress in personalised psychiatry is dependent on researchers having access to systematic and accurately acquired symptom data across clinical diagnoses. We have developed a structured psychiatric assessment tool, OPCRIT+, that is being introduced into the electronic medical records system of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust whi...
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Progress in personalised psychiatry is dependent on researchers having access to systematic and accurately acquired symptom data across clinical diagnoses. We have developed a structured psychiatric assessment tool, OPCRIT+, that is being introduced into the electronic medical records system of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust whi...
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Progress in personalised psychiatry is dependent on researchers having access to systematic and accurately acquired symptom data across clinical diagnoses. We have developed a structured psychiatric assessment tool, OPCRIT+, that is being introduced into the electronic medical records system of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust whi...
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Mental health professionals often move across services in the National Health Service (NHS) as a result of organizational change. However, little is known about the impact this has on people who are in receipt of psychiatric services (service users). We conducted an exploratory qualitative study into the experiences of service users under a communi...
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[⇓][1] ![Figure][2] It is 9 years since the first edition of this book was published. Since then there has been an explosion of interest in stalking, both in popular culture and as a subject for academic research. In the first edition, a foreword by Anthony Clare (sadly no longer with us
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Mental health professionals are at greater risk than the general population of being stalked, particularly by patients. To assess the prevalence of stalking behaviour by patients towards psychiatrists and ascertain patient characteristics. Semi-structured questionnaire to all psychiatrists (n = 324) working in a large mental health organization. Th...
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Major changes are taking place in the way doctors are trained and assessed. A new curriculum, devised by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges on behalf of Modernising Medical Careers, will be implemented for current junior doctors as part of the foundation and specialist training programmes. Every junior doctor will be expected to have a ‘personal...
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Over the years the 'depot clinic' has become little more than a conveyor belt for patients to receive depot medication from nursing staff within a hospital setting. indeed the concept of the depot clinic has not significantly changed since the introduction of neuroleptic medication in the 1950s. A lack of review of the service has resulted in subop...
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The Department of Health ([2004 a ][1]) has declared that the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales will be smoke free by December 2006. As one of Europe’s largest employers, the NHS is in a unique position to influence public attitudes to tobacco consumption. A ‘ smoke-free’
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Doctors and mental healthcare professionals are at greater risk of being stalked than the general population, particularly by their patients. Despite causing significant psychological distress, stalking remains underrecognised and poorly managed. Healthcare organisations should ensure appropriate policies are in place to aid awareness and minimise...
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In today's world of easy access to information, it is becoming more common for doctors to be the stalker's target. Ronan McIvor gives some advice to help minimise your risk of being stalked by patients and also what to do if you are being stalked
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Aims and Method To examine non-attendance rates in patients seen by psychiatrists of different grades and a consultant clinical psychologist. Rates were obtained from the patient administration system over a 21-month period. Results A planned linear contrast showed that the clinical psychologist's patients had the lowest rate of non-attendance (7....
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High rates of postpartum relapse occur in women with histories of bipolar or schizoaffective disorder. These relapses may be triggered by the postdelivery fall in circulating estrogen through alteration of central neurotransmitter (especially dopaminergic) systems. This study tested the hypothesis that estrogen administration after childbirth would...
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Involuntary out-patient treatment was introduced in many parts of the world in an attempt to slow the ‘revolving door’ status of certain psychiatric patients and to permit effective community management. Involuntary out-patient treatment includes all forms of compulsory out-patient treatment,
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EDITOR—There seems to be another solution to the ethical dilemma posed by Inwald apart from those put forward by the commentators.1 Inwald's patient had a long history of schizophrenia, with evidence of recent deterioration characterised by declining social and personal functioning and loss of insight into the consequences. This decline, possibly...
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In the light of recent legislation, this paper reviews the implementation of the Community Treatment Order (CTO) in terms of clinical efficacy and ethical issues involved in its use. The debate surrounding the introduction of CTOs in other countries is explored. A Medline search was conducted and references of recent articles followed up, with atte...
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Anyone going to this exhibition expecting to see the traditionally delightful paintings of Edgar Degas (1834-1917) that we have come to know and love will be startled by the cognitive dissonance created on travelling through the six themed exhibition rooms. The carefully constructed, detailed, and narrative paintings that made up his work during th...
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From a series of 180 admissions to a Mother-Baby Unit 45 patients with diagnoses of schizophrenia were identified. Demographic data together with clinical information were noted, and each file was rated using the OPCRIT programme. Two mutually exclusive groups were derived from OPCRIT, a 'narrow group' (n = 16), corresponding to subjects satisfying...
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Torture, with its personal, cultural, political and psychosocial effects, is presented as a complex trauma. The efficacy of different treatment modalities for those survivors who need assistance is examined critically. International literature searches using MEDLINE and Psych-Info, books and relevant book chapters were examined. One hundred and twe...
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As our knowledge of post-traumatic stress disorder grows, so new treatment strategies develop. This article evaluates the benefits and limitations of drug treatment, with reference to underlying neurobiological changes seen in the condition. Drug treatment has a beneficial role if used as part of a flexible, client-centred approach.
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This was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel trial conducted in outpatients in three countries. Following screening and placebo washout, patients received brofaromine (a combined MAO-A inhibitor/5-HT transport inhibitor) or placebo in a flexible dosing design. Based upon the CAPS, a standardized post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) i...
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A self-administered questionnaire assessing general knowledge about AIDS, including modes of transmission, methods of prevention and attitudes to the disease, was completed by staff in a psychiatric hospital after an AIDS education seminar. The data were used to assess staff knowledge of and attitudes to AIDS, and to assess the usefulness of the se...

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