Affiliation: University of Manchester
- Exploring psychosis and bipolar disorder in women: a critical review of the qualitative literatureAnja Wittkowski
University of Manchester, School of Psychological Sciences, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, UK
BMC Psychiatry 14:281. 2014..The experiences of women with severe mental illness warrant particular consideration to identify the strategies they use to facilitate recovery. This review systematically examined women's experiences of psychosis and bipolar disorder...
- Women's experiences of their pregnancy and postpartum body image: a systematic review and meta-synthesisEmma L Hodgkinson
School of Psychological Sciences, Second Floor Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:330. 2014..Pregnancy-related physical changes can have a significant impact on a woman's body image. There is no synthesis of existing literature to describe the intricacies of women's experiences of their body, and relevant clinical implications...
- Culturally determined risk factors for postnatal depression in Sub-Saharan Africa: a mixed method systematic reviewAnja Wittkowski
School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom Electronic address
J Affect Disord 163:115-24. 2014..This review aimed at improving our understanding of the culturally determined risk factors of PND within Sub-Saharan Africa by integrating evidence from quantitative and qualitative studies...
- The process of recovery in women who experienced psychosis following childbirthLaura McGrath
School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, 2nd Floor Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
BMC Psychiatry 13:341. 2013..Although prognosis in terms of symptom remission is generally good, long-term disability can persist. The study's aim was to develop a theoretical understanding of recovery from psychosis following childbirth...
- An examination of the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Post-partum Bonding Questionnaire in a clinical inpatient sampleAnja Wittkowski
Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M139PL, UK
Br J Clin Psychol 49:163-72. 2010..To examine the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Post-partum Bonding Questionnaire (PBQ) in a sample of psychiatric inpatients...
- A survey of instruments used for the psychological assessment of patients admitted to mother and baby inpatient facilitiesA Wittkowski
Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, U K
Arch Womens Ment Health 10:237-40. 2007..The facilities surveyed varied in the measures used, which were mostly measures of depression, psychosis and mother-infant bonding. Staff identified a range of advantages and disadvantages in relation to their use...
- How beneficial is cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of atopic dermatitis? A single-case studyAnja Wittkowski
Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
Psychol Health Med 12:445-9. 2007..The findings were discussed in relation to the need for CBT as an adjunct treatment for patients with AD and its potential role in improving psychological functioning...
- Illness perception in individuals with atopic dermatitisAnja Wittkowski
Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, The University of Manchester, UK
Psychol Health Med 12:433-44. 2007..This study suggests that participants' beliefs and emotional response are more strongly associated with the meaning they ascribe to their condition rather than its severity...
- An evaluation of two bonding questionnaires: a comparison of the Mother-to-Infant Bonding Scale with the Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire in a sample of primiparous mothersA Wittkowski
Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Arch Womens Ment Health 10:171-5. 2007..Ninety-six women completed the MIB, PBQ and the Kennerley Blues Scale on day 2-4 postpartum. Both bonding instruments demonstrated acceptable reliability and reasonable validity, with the exception of the PBQ subscale of risk of abuse...
- Factor analysis of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire in adults with atopic dermatitisAnja Wittkowski
Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Psychol Health Med 13:346-59. 2008..Overall, the results suggest that in patients with AD the IPQ-R, in particular the consequences and emotional representations subscales, should be employed and interpreted with care...
- Two-year follow-up of cognitive--behavioral therapy and supportive counseling in the treatment of persistent symptoms in chronic schizophreniaN Tarrier
Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
J Consult Clin Psychol 68:917-22. 2000..On all measures, patients who received RC alone did significantly worse at 2 years. There were no significant differences at 2 years between the CBT and SC groups...
- The impact of psychological and clinical factors on quality of life in individuals with atopic dermatitisAnja Wittkowski
Academic Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, 2nd Floor Education and Research Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT, UK
J Psychosom Res 57:195-200. 2004..The aim of the study was to assess the influence of general and dermatitis-specific psychological and clinical factors on quality of life in adults with atopic dermatitis (AD)...
- The relationship of maternal mentalization and executive functioning to maternal recognition of infant cues and bondingJennifer M Turner
Division of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Br J Psychol 99:499-512. 2008..Future research, methodological issues, and clinical and theoretical implications are discussed...
- Needs-based cognitive-behavioural family intervention for patients suffering from schizophrenia: 5-year follow-up of a randomized controlled effectiveness trialW Sellwood
Division of Clinical Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Acta Psychiatr Scand 116:447-52. 2007..To determine whether a 24-week, needs-based cognitive-behaviourally oriented family intervention for patients suffering from schizophrenia led to improved relapse profiles over a 5-year follow-up period...
- The use of the repertory grid technique to examine staff beliefs about clients with dual diagnosisCatriona Ralley
Central Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
Clin Psychol Psychother 16:148-58. 2009..This paper reports a study exploring how individual psychiatric staff construes clients with psychosis who misuse substances...
- Service satisfaction on discharge from a psychiatric mother and baby unit: a representative patient surveyArokia Antonysamy
Department of Psychiatry, Laureate House, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT, UK
Arch Womens Ment Health 12:359-62. 2009..The latter aspect requires further exploration. For future surveys we recommend to use quantitative as well as qualitative methodology...
- An exploration of negative thoughts as a normal phenomenon after childbirthPauline L Hall
National Health Service in Greater Manchester, England
J Midwifery Womens Health 51:321-30. 2006..This, in turn, may help to reduce feelings of guilt associated with experiencing negative thoughts in the postpartum period...