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by Professor Peter
Published: January 2013
Nidotherapy (named after nidus, the Latin
word for nest) is a treatment devoted to changing
the environment in all its forms so that a better fit can be
established between an individual and every aspect of their
The concept was first introduced by
the author of this module, Professor Peter Tyrer, who has developed
the treatment over many years of psychiatric practice and is the
leading authority in the field. Nidotherapy is
particularly useful when applied to mental
disorders that are especially difficult to treat, such as
This module explains the basic principles
of nidotherapy and how it works in practice. It is a video-based
module, and you will have the chance to view and reflect on
examples of a patient being treated with nidotherapy.
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