• K Arunkumar Psychiatrist, Lakeshore Hospital, Cochin.


Nidotherapy is a treatment approach founded in the UK by Peter Tyrer. It employs systematic assessment and modification of a patient’s environment to minimize the impact of a mental disorder on the patient himself and the society he lives in. The patient’s wishes, opinions and lifestyle are understood, and all environmental factors are adjusted to make them fit him the best. Though a recent Cochrane review concluded that further research is needed into the possible benefits of nidotherapy, some evidence has emerged to support its efficacy.


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How to Cite

Arunkumar, K. (2014). Nidotherapy. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry, 28(1), 66–68. Retrieved from



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