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Dr Ruth I Ohlsen  PhD, RGN, RMN, Dip Nut
Clinical Research Worker

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Institute of Psychiatry
Box  P063
De Crespigny Park
United Kingdom, SE5 8AF

location 7th floor
also attached to MRC SGDP Centre
departmentsPsychosis Studies
Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (IRG)

teaching activities

MSc student supervision

SUpervision of MSc Students


RAting Scales and IMPACT training


Ohlsen RI, Gaughran F (2011. Schizophrenia: A major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Br J Cardiac Nursing 6(5): 228-232

Ohlsen RI, Aitchison KJ. The pharmacological management of bipolar affective disorder. MIMS Advances in Bipolar Disorders, Issue 1, March 2009

Ohlsen RI, Taylor D, Tandon K, Aitchison KJ (2008). Returning to the issue of the cost-effectiveness of antipsychotics in the treatment of schizophrenia. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 5(4):184-194

Ohlsen RI, Williamson RJ, Yusufi B, Mullan J, Irving D, Mukherjee S, Page E, Aitchison KJ, Barnes TR (2008). Interrater reliability of the Antipsychotic Non-Neurological Side-Effects Rating Scale measured in patients treated with clozapine. J Psychopharmacol, 22(3):323-9

Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS (2007). Gender and Psychopharmacology (pp 238-252) In “The Female Body in Mind: The interface between the female body and mental health” ed. Mervat Nasser, Karen Baistow and Janet Treasure. Routledge, London, 2007

Ohlsen RI, Peacock G, Smith S (2005). Developing a Service to Monitor and Improve Physical Health in People with Serious Mental Illness. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs, 12(5):614-9

Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS (2005). Place of partial agonism in psychiatry: recent developments. J Psychopharmacol, 19(4):408-413

Ohlsen RI, O’Toole MS, Taylor TM, Purvis RG, Walters JT, Jones HM, Pilowsky LS (2004). Clinical effectiveness in first episode patients. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol, 14 Suppl 4 S445-41

Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS (2004). Models of Service Delivery in Early Intervention Teams: UK Variations (pp 145-155). In Best Care in Early Psychosis Intervention. ed. Ehmann T, McEwan B and Honer WG. Taylor and Francis Publishing Group, Oxon, 2004

Ohlsen RI, Treasure J, Pilowsky LS (2004). A dedicated nurse-led service for antipsychotic induced weight gain: an evaluation. Psychiatr Bull, 28:164-166

Ruth Ohlsen, Shubulade Smith, David Taylor, Lyn Pilowsky (2002)
The Maudsley Antipsychotic Medication Review Service Guidelines. Martin Dunitz, London, 2002

Brebion G, Bressan RA, Ohlsen RI, David AS (under review). A model of memory impairments in schizophrenia: cognitive and clinical factors associated with memory efficiency and memory errors.

Brebion G, Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS, David AS (2011). Serial and semantic coding of lists of words in schizophrenia patients with visual hallucinations. Psychiatry Res 186(1):5-10

Tsapakis EM, Curran S, Ohlsen RI, Vyas N, Aitchison KJ. Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry. In: Maitland-van der Zee, A-H and Daly A (eds), "Pharmacogenetics and individualized therapy," John Wiley.

Brebion G, Bressan RA, Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS, David AS (2010). Production of atypical category exemplars in patients with schizophrenia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 16(5):822-8

Brebion G, David AS, Bressan RA, Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS (2008). Hallucinations and two types of free-recall intrusion in schizophrenia. Psychol Med, 11:1-10

Brebion G, Ohlsen RI, Pilowsky LS, David AS (2008). Visual hallucinations in schizophrenia: confusion between imagination and perception. Neuropsychology, 22(3):383-9

Brebion G, David AS, Jones HM, Ohlsen R, Pilowsky LS. Temporal context discrimination in patients with schizophrenia: Associations with auditory hallucinations and negative symptoms. Neuropsychologia, 2007;45(4):817-23

Streeruwitz A, Barnes TRE, Fehler J, Ohlsen RI, Curtis VA (2007). Pharmacological management of acute mania – does current prescribing practice reflect treatment guidelines? J Psychopharmacol, 21(2):206-9

Jones HM, Brammer MJ, OToole M, Taylor T, Ohlsen RI, Brown RG, Purvis R, Williams S, Pilowsky LS (2004) Cortical effects of quetiapine in first episode schizophrenia; preliminary functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Biol Psychiatry 15;56(12):938-42

O’Toole MS, Ohlsen RI, Taylor TM, Purvis RG, Walters J, Pilowsky LS (2004). Treating first episode psychosis - the service users’ perspective: a focus group evaluation. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs,11(3):319-26

Stone, J, Ohlsen RI, Taylor DM, Pilowsky LS (2002). A naturalistic study of the Antipsychotic Medication Review Service at the Maudsley Hospital. Psychiatr Bull, 26:291-294

Bigliani V, Mulligan RS, Acton PD, Ohlsen RI, Pike VW, Ell PJ, Gacinov S, Kerwin RW, Pilowsky LS (2000). Striatal and temporal cortical D2/D3 receptor occupancy by olanzapine and sertindole in vivo: a [123I] epidipride single photon emission tomography (SPET) study. Psychopharmacol (Berl), 150(2):132-40

last updated: Friday, January 14, 2011