What is nidotherapy?

Nidotherapy is a psychological therapy that aims to identify and alleviate problematic areas affecting a person’s life and surroundings. While typical psychological therapies aim to create changes within a person’s actions, emotions, or thoughts, nidotherapy instead aims to make changes to a person’s environment and life situation, with the goal of enabling improvements in quality of life, relationships, mental health and self-esteem.

What is the evidence for nidotherapy?

Low quality evidence is unable to determine the effectiveness of nidotherapy for social functioning or mental health. Review authors conclude that until further research is conducted, nidotherapy should be considered an experimental therapy for schizophrenia.

September 2020

Last updated at: 4:41 am, 11th September 2020
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