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Each month our podcast team will be broadcasting the very latest breakthroughs and discoveries in neurosciences, psychiatry and psychology.

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  • The Anatomy of melancholy

    Raj Persaud in conversation with Finn Beames about his new Opera entitled The Anatomy of Melancholy - this is an opera about depression! More...

    22/10/2014 | Download

  • The Punishers Brain

    A new book 'The Punishers Brain' authored by US Trial Judge Morris Hoffman, forms the basis of this podcast discussion on the latest neuroscience and psychology research about telling right and wrong. More...

    21/10/2014 | Download

  • Vicarious Kinks - S/M in the Socio-Legal Imaginary

    Ummni Khan is an associate Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University. Her new book entitled 'Vicarious Kinks - S/M in the Socio-Legal Imaginary' explores various aspects of Sado-Masochism in terms of its practices and impact on wider culture and the law. Here, the author discusses the themes with Dr Raj Persaud More...

    08/10/2014 | Download

  • The psychology of Alan Turing

    Michael Ferguson has written a fascinating book review of two recent biographies on the famous mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing - who recently received a royal pardon following his prosecution for homosexuality in the 1950's. Did Turing kill himself with an apple poisoned with cyanide or was it a disguised assassination by the British Secret Security Services who might have become concerned that Turing was a security risk given his homosexuality? Michael Ferguson discusses these issues and others with psychiatrist Raj Persaud. More information is available here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dr-ra... Michael Ferguson's book review reference: Journal of Homosexuality Volume 56, Issue 8, 2009. The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer, by David Leavitt and Alan Turing, the Enigma, by Alan Hodges More...

    17/09/2014 | Download

  • Bibliotherapy

    Dr Raj Persaud talks to Jennifer Strickland and Julie Walker about Bibliotherapy - a therapy which involves using a wide range of material in the form of books, quotes, readings, poetry and creative writing to help people with mental health difficulties. More...

    02/09/2014 | Download

  • The Helplines Partnership

    Dr Howard Ryland, Associate Editor of the RCPsych eNewsletter is joined by Theodore Spyrou, CEO of the Helplines Partnership. Here, they discuss the role of the Helplines Partnership in supporting people with mental health and emotional needs. More...

    27/08/2014 | Download

  • Demonisation of psychiatrists in fiction

    Jacqueline Hopson's PhD research, linked to the way in which psychiatrists are represented in literary fiction, has been recently published in the Psychiatric Bulletin. She is especially interested in focusing on the fictional patient’s perception of therapists, as well as the reader’s response to depictions of psychiatrists. Here, she explores the topic with Raj Persaud. More...

    05/08/2014 | Download

  • How does the brain 'hear voices'?

    Professor Peter Woodruff and Raj Persaud discuss the latest neuroscience research on hearing voices or auditory hallucinations. The conversation was recorded at the Annual Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists at the Barbican More...

    18/07/2014 | Download

  • The psychology and psychiatry of sleep problems

    Raj Persaud in conversation with Dr Jeremy Beider More...

    07/07/2014 | Download

  • Mood Disorders

    Professor Mary Phillips, Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh, talks to Raj Persaud about latest research investigating whether we can predict who is going to go on to develop mood disorders More...

    02/07/2014 | Download

  • Victoria's road to recovery

    Raj Persaud interviews Victoria, (not her real name) a victim of a serious sexual assault who developed mental health problems, yet has made a good recovery. She has been successfully treated for bipolar illness, but her problems may be linked to a difficult childhood and strained relationship with her father.​ More...

    26/06/2014 | Download

  • Why is it so difficult to get to see a psychiatrist

    Dr Raj Persaud in conversation with Professor Sue Bailey More...

    16/06/2014 | Download

  • Mary's story: Mother and Carer

    Raj Persaud in conversation with a mother whose child developed a schizophrenic kind of illness. More...

    09/06/2014 | Download

  • Rob Bale talks to Daniel Maughan

    Dr Rob Bale, Clinical Director of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, talks to Dr Daniel Maughan (Advanced Trainee of the Oxford Deanery) about his role, responsibilities and experiences over the years. More...

    21/05/2014 | Download

  • Was Shakespeare a psychotherapist?

    Why was Shakespeare performed inside Broadmoor Hospital - a high-security psychiatric unit? Festivities on the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth celebrate the writer's literary and story-telling skills, but recent academic studies suggest the Bard may have anticipated Sigmund Freud, and even modern neuroscience. More...

    06/05/2014 | Download

  • Professor Sue Bailey, President, RCPsych

    Professor Sue Bailey is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatrist in the Forensic Adolescent Consultation & Treatment Services at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. More...

    28/04/2014 | Download

  • Did Alan Turing have Asperger's syndrome?

    We are discussing a paper, Did Alan Turing have Asperger's syndrome? (O'Connell, H., & Fitzgerald, M. 2003. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 20, 1, 28-31) co-written by Professor Michael Fitzgerald. Dr Fitzgerald poses the question of whether the diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome could be attached to Alan Turing, the famous mathematician and code breaker who single-handedly may have shortened the war by 2 years. Alan Turing was recently pardoned following his conviction under laws of indecency. Controversy continues to surround whether Turing killed himself or was assassinated by the security services. More...

    24/04/2014 | Download

  • How likely is pilot suicide a cause of the Malaysian Airlines crash - in the opinion of Mental Health Experts?

    The current theory apparently being promoted by officials is that the crash of the Malaysian plane may have been an act of suicide, most probably by a pilot. But do mental health experts agree that this is the most likely explanation of this deepening mystery?Aviation Mental Health More...

    26/03/2014 | Download

  • The standpoint of a carer

    Raj Persaud talks to Nick whose son developed some psychiatric difficulties More...

    18/03/2014 | Download

  • Dr Fisher's swim across the English Channel

    Dr Robert Fisher, a consultant psychiatrist in east London, talks to eNewsletter Associate Editor Dr Howard Ryland about his work and his recent swim across the English Channel, which he completed in 14 hours 23 minutes. More...

    28/02/2014 | Download

  • How many Iraqis died as a result of the conflict? Amy Hagopian

    Amy Hagopian is an academic based at the University of Washington and is lead author of the very latest research paper trying to measure how many people have died in Iraq as a result of the conflict there. In this interview with Raj Persaud, Amy discusses how, given the mental and physical health implications of war, doctors and health workers should be campaigning against war. She also explains the methodology behind this kind of rigorous survey and why her results are so different from alternative sources of information such as the Iraq Body Count. More...

    21/02/2014 | Download

  • Star Wards - Marion Janner

    Marion Janner OBE, chief executive of Star Wards, talks to Dr Howard Ryland, associate editor of the RCPsych eNewsletter, about what inspired her to develop the project. She also discusses the role of animals in helping people with mental health problems, and the role of consultants on inpatient wards More...

    05/02/2014 | Download

  • Postnatal depression - Louise's story

    Louise is a young mother who developed postnatal depression (PND) following the eventful birth of her first child. Here, she discusses with Raj Persaud her experiences, and what it was like to be admitted to a Mother and Baby Unit. More...

    30/01/2014 | Download

  • Historical East End psychiatrist analysis

    Psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Fiona Subotsky, an eminent Child and Adolescent UK Psychiatrist, with an interest in the History of Psychiatry and Honorary Archivist to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has researched the famous 19th Century series of gruesome murders which were committed in the area surrounding the new location of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the East End of London. In particular, she has analysed a psychiatrist who became prominent for claiming to have diagnosed and identified Jack the Ripper. More...

    29/01/2014 | Download

  • Kenny Johnston - Suicide and CLASP

    Kenny Johnston, Founder of the Counselling, Life Advice and Suicide Prevention charity, CLASP, talks to Dr Raj Persaud about how he set up the organisation after he twice tried, but failed, to take his own life. More...

    16/01/2014 | Download

  • What Sustainability in Mental Health looks like

    This podcast asks the big question of what sustainability in mental health services looks like. It also addresses how clinicians can contribute to improving sustainability in their clinical work. Here, Dr Daniel Maughan, RCPsych Research Fellow in Sustainability, talks to Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Deanery. More...

    19/12/2013 | Download

  • 'Prisonomics – behind bars in Britain’s failing prisons’

    Dr Raj Persaud is joined today by Vicky Pryce, former joint head of the government’s Economic Services, who’s recently written a book entitled ‘Prisonomics – behind bars in Britain’s failing prisons’. Here, Vicky outlines her experiences and observations of her recent spell behind bars. More...

    02/12/2013 | Download

  • Women held for 30 years in slavery - the psychology behind the horror

    Dr Chris Cantor a psychiatrist based at the University of Queensland, talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his recently published study of traumatic entrapment, appeasement and complex post-traumatic stress disorder: evolutionary perspectives of hostage reactions, domestic abuse and the Stockholm syndrome. More...

    29/11/2013 | Download

  • Promoting activities to improve recruitment

    Dr Tom Brown, RCPsych Associate Registrar for Recruitment, talks to Dr Howard Ryland about his role in promoting activities to improve recruitment amongst medical students, foundation doctors and school pupils considering a careers in medicine. More...

    27/11/2013 | Download

  • ISC: its background, work and achievements

    This podcast, presented by Dr Yasir Hameed, is based on the annual report of the Iraq Subcommittee (ISC) which summarises the background of the committee and its achievements over its 8-year journey. Also explored, are the challenges that face mental health professionals in Iraq. More...

    18/10/2013 | Download

  • Iraq: Dr Peter Hughes

    ISC member, Dr Yasir Hameed talks to Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Peter Hughes about his recent visit to Iraq as part of United Nations team for training primary care professionals in dealing with mental health problems. More...

    01/10/2013 | Download

  • Social inclusion - Jed Boardman

    Dr Howard Ryland talks to Dr Jed Boardman about his role as the Lead for social Inclusion for the College. More...

    14/08/2013 | Download

  • Combat Stress

    Dr Howard Ryland talks to Dr Walter Busuttil, Director of Medical Services for Combat Stress, the Veterans' mental health charity. More...

    08/08/2013 | Download

  • Audio 1: Learning disability vision - the vision for better health and well being1

    Audio 1: Learning disability vision - the vision for better health and well being - This Learning Disabilities Vision document (in MP3 format) has been created to reflect the findings in the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) report and further developments in government policy. More...

    11/07/2013 | Download

  • Audio 2: Learning Disabilities Consultation Findings Audio

    Audio 2: Learning Disabilities Consultation Findings Audio This is the full report (on audio) to the formal consultation by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD), an independent, nationally recognised organisation. More...

    11/07/2013 | Download

  • Recovery Road

    Diane Goslar is a service user because of her alcohol addiction. She is now in recovery having detoxed some time ago. Here Diane talks with Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones about what it is like being in recovery – the difficulties, the challenges, the huge rewards and why she is determined to remain sober. More...

    27/06/2013 | Download

  • The College’s Westminster Parliamentary Liaison Committee

    Dr Howard Ryland, RCPsych News Assistant Editor, talks to Dr Adrian James about his work as Chair of the College’s Westminster Parliamentary Liaison Committee More...

    18/06/2013 | Download

  • Headucate

    Dr Howard Ryland, Assistant-Editor, RCPsych News, interviews Nicola Allen about Headucate, a student society at the University of East Anglia that runs mental health workshops in local schools with the aim of raising mental health awareness and tackling stigma. Nicola is based at Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia (UEA) and is in year 4. She previously studied at BSc Mental Health Nursing at UEA and was a qualified as a nurse just before starting medicine in 2009. More...

    20/05/2013 | Download

  • Student Selected Component - Heads Above The Rest©

    Victoria Mary Ellison & Conal Corr, two 2nd year medical students from the Queen’s University of Belfast, discuss their experience of an innovative psychiatry Student Selected Component, Heads Above The Rest© More...

    16/05/2013 | Download

  • Improving Acute Hospital Care for Adults with a Learning Disability and Adults with Autism in the East of England

    The NHS in the east of England wants acute hospitals to be better at looking after adults with a learning disability and adults with autism and this report looks at what is planned to make this happen. More...

    16/05/2013 | Download

  • Minds on Film

    CPDO podcast Editor, Dr Ali Ajaz, talks to consultant psychiatrist, Dr Joyce Almeida, about her monthly RCPsych blog called Minds on Film that explores psychiatric conditions and mental health issues as portrayed in a selection of films. More...

    14/05/2013 | Download

  • Psychiatry Work Experience

    Sophia Turner is a sixth form student from Belfast. She is keen to pursue a career in medicine, specifically psychiatry. As part of her work experience, Sophia worked in a Children’s Learning Disability In-Patient Unit. More...

    16/04/2013 | Download

  • Systemic approaches to leadership

    Dr Michael Hobkirk, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, and Graham Lee, Principal Family and Systemic Psychotherapist and Clinical Lead, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, talk about systemic approaches to leadership. More...

    16/04/2013 | Download

  • Antidepressants

    Dr Jane Anderson, an ST6 Higher Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry discusses Antidepressants with Dr Sohom Das. More...

    27/11/2012 | Download

  • Mental Health First Aid

    Dr Sohom Das talks with Dr Jane Anderson. They are both Higher Trainees in Forensic Psychiatry discussing the practical steps you can take if you think somone you know is developing a mental health problem or mental health crisis. More...

    27/11/2012 | Download

  • Psychosis

    Dr Jane Anderson, an ST6 Higher Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry discusses Psychosis with Dr Sohom Das. More...

    27/11/2012 | Download

  • Professor Nick Craddock

    Dr Chrissy Boardman talks to Professor Nick Craddock, the Treasurer of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, about his role. More...

    18/07/2012 | Download

  • Bipolar and self-help groups

    Cliff was diagnosed with bipolar when he was at university in 1972. In this podcast, he talks to Dr Wojtek Wojcik about his life managing the illness, and his experiences of running a self help group for the charity Bipolar UK. More...

    26/06/2012 | Download

  • A young person's experience of bipolar

    Patricia is 24 and was diagnosed with bipolar when she was 16 years old. In this podcast, she talks to Dr Fareeha Amber Sadiq about her experiences. More...

    26/06/2012 | Download

  • Women and bipolar

    Psychiatrist Dr Ian Jones talks to Clare Dolman, Chair of Bipolar UK, about how bipolar can affect women, particularly during pregnancy and after birth. More...

    22/06/2012 | Download

  • Diagnosis from the clinician’s perspective

    Psychiatrists Dr Sam Nayrouz and Professor Allan Young discuss some of the challenges surrounding the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and how we can improve current practice. More...

    22/06/2012 | Download

  • Professor Sue Bailey

    Dr Chrissy Boardman talks to Professor Sue Bailey, the current President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, about her role. More...

    17/05/2012 | Download

  • Carer's experience - Richard

    Richard talks to Dr Michael Yousif about the challenges of caring long-term for a partner suffering with mental health problems. More...

    14/05/2012 | Download

  • The Carer's Experience - Mieko

    Mieko talks to Dr Michael Yousif about the challenges of caring for someone suffering with mental health problems. More...

    20/03/2012 | Download

  • Classification in psychiatry

    Heroes in Psychiatry: a series of occasional interviews with people (not all of them psychiatrists), who have made a distinguished contribution to the understanding and care of people with mental health problems. In this interview Professor Sir David Goldberg talks to Dr Mark Salter about classification in psychiatry. More...

    05/03/2012 | Download

  • Depression - Sarah's experience

    Sarah talks to Dr Phil Timms about her experience of depression, and how the Depression Alliance has helped with her recovery. More...

    28/02/2012 | Download

  • Depression - Jane's experience

    Jane talks to Dr Wojtek Wojcik about her experience of depression More...

    13/12/2011 | Download

  • Depression - Paul's experience

    Paul talks to Dr Wojtek Wojcik about his experience of depression, and how the Depression Alliance helped with his recovery. More...

    02/12/2011 | Download

  • Depression in Urdu

    Developed by mental health service user group, Middlesbrough Hearts and Minds More...

    28/11/2011 | Download

  • What is forensic psychiatry and how to become a forensic psychiatrist

    Dr Ali Ajaz, a specialty trainee in forensic psychiatry, interviews consultant forensic psychiatrist Dr Paul Simon Williams about his work. More...

    17/11/2011 | Download

  • Dr Laurence Mynors-Wallis

    Dr Laurence Mynors-Wallis talks to Dr Chrissy Boardman about issues for the profession, the role of the consultant psychiatrist, and his work as Registrar. More...

    11/11/2011 | Download

  • A Patient's Journey

    Dr Claire Dillon, consultant forensic psychiatrist talks to Alain, former patient, about his experience of being admitted to hospital. More...

    08/11/2011 | Download

  • Our invisible addicts

    Professor Ilana Crome talks to Dr Owen Bowden-Jones about the newly published College report entitled Our Invisible Addicts, which deals with substance misuse problems in older people. More...

    21/06/2011 | Download

  • Abreaction for conversion disorder: systematic review with meta-analysis

    Dr Norman Poole is a locum consultant liaison psychiatrist, at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Dr Poole trained in psychiatry at St George's Hospital and Medical School where he developed an interest in liaison and neuropsychiatry. Here, Dr Poole discusses his published paper on Abreaction for conversion disorder: systematic review with meta-analysis with interviewer, Dr Ovais Badat. The paper, written with some co-authors, appeared in the August issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. More...

    08/10/2010 | Download

  • Patients’ views of involuntary hospital admission

    Professor Stefan Priebe, Chair for Social and Community Psychiatry at Barts and the London School of Medicine has been the principal investigator of a number of large national and international studies, and authored more than 350 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He has also been an advisor to the UK government, and various regional organizations, on service development in psychiatry. Together with some co-authors he has published a paper in the March issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on Patients’ views of involuntary hospital admission. Here he discusses this topic with Dr Saliha Nazir. More...

    09/09/2010 | Download

  • Internet addiction: prevalence, discriminant validity and correlates among adolescents in Hong Kong.

    Dr King-wa Fu is a Research Assistant Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), at the University of Hong Kong. Together with his co-authors, Dr Fu has published a paper in the June issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on Internet addiction: prevalence, discriminant validity and correlates among adolescents in Hong Kong. Here, he discusses the topic with Dr Ovais Badat More...

    29/07/2010 | Download

  • Supported employment: randomised controlled trial

    Dr Louise Howard is Head of the new Section of Women’s Mental Health at the Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, KCL. Together with her co-authors, Dr Howard has published a paper on Supported employment: randomised controlled trial in the May issue of the BJP. Here, she discusses the topic with Dr Ovais Badat More...

    15/07/2010 | Download

  • Visiting a London school, which had recently suffered the suicide of a pupil.

    Kevin Healy is a consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy and Lead Clinician of the Cassel Hospital in Richmond in London. He has worked for many years with individuals suffering the impact of personality disorder on themselves and on their families. He is particularly interested in working therapeutically with young people and their families. He is a former Chair of the Association of Therapeutic Communities, is presently on the executive of the Psychotherapy Faculty and is a member of the Public Education Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Here, Dr Healy talks to Director of Communications & Policy, Deborah Hart, about his experience of visiting a London school where 10 months previously, they had experienced the suicide of a pupil. More...

    13/07/2010 | Download

  • Autism, ethnicity and maternal immigration

    Dr Daphne Keen is a Consultant Developmental Paediatrician and honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s, London. Her clinical interests have largely focused on the neurodevelopmental disorders presenting with Autism and ADHD, and the development of multidisciplinary approaches and care pathways in these areas, and more recently, in Selective Mutism. She has a particular interest in the interaction between developmental and behavioural disorders and in the use of psychopharmacology. Together with her co-authors, Dr Keen has published a paper on autism, ethnicity and maternal immigration in the April issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. Here, she explores this topic with Dr Ovais Badat More...

    01/06/2010 | Download

  • ‘Excellent school performance at age 16 and risk of adult bipolar disorder: national cohort study’

    Dr James MacCabe is an honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Psychosis Unit. He graduated in medicine from the University of London and completed his basic and higher specialist training in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in 2004. In 2006 he obtained an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and he obtained his PhD in 2008. Dr MacCabe was awarded a Clinical Senior Lectureship in 2009 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Dr MacCabe conducts research into the causes and consequences of psychoses using the tools of life course epidemiology. Much of his research is conducted in collaboration with international partners in Sweden and elsewhere. Here, James discusses his recent paper on ‘Excellent school performance at age 16 and risk of adult bipolar disorder: national cohort study’ with Dr Ovais Badat. The paper was published in the February issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. More...

    15/03/2010 | Download

  • Interview with the President

    Dinesh Bhugra, Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry was elected unopposed as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and took up post in July 2008. Here, Dinesh chats to Dr Mark Salter about his career in psychiatry and his presidency. More...

    12/02/2010 | Download

  • Journey to recovery

    Dr Ken Checinski talks to Michael (a member of the RCPsych Addictions Faculty User and Carer Committee) about his journey to recovery from a very serious alcohol problem. More...

    28/01/2010 | Download

  • Confectionery consumption in childhood and adult violence.

    Dr Simon Moore is a psychologist working in the School of Dentistry, Cardiff University. He is co-lead on the Youth Alcohol Research Network and a member of the Violence and Society Research Group. Together with some co-authors, he has published a short report in the October issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on confectionery consumption in childhood and adult violence. Here, he discusses this topic with Dr Margaret Murphy. More...

    13/11/2009 | Download

  • Back from the brink

    Diane Goslar is a service user who attends an Alcohol Treatment Service in central London, now as an after-care patient. Here Diane talks with Dr Ken Checinski about her on-going struggle with, and recovery from, alcoholism. More...

    19/08/2009 | Download

  • Hubris Syndrome

    Lord Owen discusses his recent book on Hubris Syndrome; Bush, Blair and the Intoxication of Power with Professor Peter Tyrer, Editor of the British Journal of Psychiatry and author of Nidotherapy. More...

    10/07/2009 | Download

  • Psychiatric intensive care and low secure units: where are we now?

    Dr Dominic Beer is based at the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Bracton Centre in Kent and has published a paper in the December issue of the Psychiatric Bulletin entitled Psychiatric intensive care and low secure units: where are we now? Here he discusses his paper with Dr Mark Salter. More...

    16/12/2008 | Download

  • Suicide rates in people of South Asian origin: 1993–2003

    Professor Kam Bhui is based at the Centre for Psychiatry, Barts & The London Medical School. Together with some co-authors, Professor Bhui has published a paper in the November issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry entitled ‘Suicide rates in people of South Asian origin in England and Wales: 1993–2003’. Here, he discusses the paper with Dr Mark Salter. More...

    20/11/2008 | Download

  • Alcohol-related dementia: a 21st-century silent epidemic?

    Dr Susham Gupta is a specialist registrar in adult and old age psychiatry and is currently based at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Together with co-author, Dr James Warner, Dr Gupta has published an editorial for the November issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry entitled Alcohol-related dementia: a 21st-century silent epidemic? Here, he discusses his paper with Dr Mark Salter. More...

    31/10/2008 | Download

  • Morphology of the corpus callosum at different stages of schizophrenia: cross-sectional study in first-episode and chronic illness.

    Dr Mark Walterfang is a psychiatrist based at the Neuropsychiatry Centre, University of Melbourne. Together with some co-authors, Dr Walterfang has published a paper in the June issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on morphology of the corpus callosum at different stages of schizophrenia: cross-sectional study in first-episode and chronic illness. He discusses his paper here with Raj Persaud. More...

    23/06/2008 | Download

  • Emotional memory in bipolar disorder

    Dr Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna is based at the Department of Biochemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and Mood Disorders Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Together with some co-authors, Dr Kauer-Sant’Anna has published a paper in the June issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on emotional memory in bipolar disorder, which she discusses here with Raj Persaud. More...

    23/06/2008 | Download

  • Communication and psychosis: it's good to talk, but how?

    Dr Rose McCabe is based at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry, Barts, and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London. With her co-author, Dr Stefan Priebe, Dr McCabe has published a paper in the June issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on Communication and psychosis: it's good to talk, but how? She discusses the paper here with Raj Persaud. More...

    23/06/2008 | Download

  • Prevalence of common mental disorders in general practice attendees across Europe

    Professor Michael King is based at the Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London. Together with some co-authors, Professor King has published a paper in the May issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on prevalence of common mental disorders in general practice attendees across Europe, which he discusses here with Raj Persaud. More...

    12/05/2008 | Download

  • Efficacy of Quichua healers as psychiatric diagnosticians.

    Professor Mario Incayawa is based at Runajambi Institute for the Study of Quichua Culture and Health, in Otavalo, Ecuador. Here, he discusses his recently published paper, entitled Efficacy of Quichua healers as psychiatric diagnosticians. His study can be found in the May issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. More...

    09/05/2008 | Download

  • Proposals for massive expansion of psychological therapies would be counterproductive across society.

    Dr David Veale is based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Together with Dr Derek Summerfield, he has published a debate piece in the May issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, around the issue that proposals for massive expansion of psychological therapies would be counterproductive across society. He discusses this here with Raj Persaud. More...

    09/05/2008 | Download

  • Virtual reality study of paranoid thinking in the general population

    Daniel Freeman is a Wellcome Trust Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. With some co-authors, he’s produced a paper published in the April issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, entitled virtual reality study of paranoid thinking in the general population, which he discusses here with Raj Persaud. More...

    17/04/2008 | Download

  • Effects of cannabidiol on schizophrenia-like symptoms in people who use cannabis.

    Celia Morgan, based at the Clinical Psychopharmacology Unit, University College London has produced a paper with co-author, Valerie Curran on the effects of cannabidiol on schizophrenia-like symptoms in people who use cannabis, which she discusses here with Raj Persaud. More...

    17/04/2008 | Download

  • CATIE and CUtLASS: can we handle the truth?

    Professor Shôn Lewis, based at the Department of Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit, University of Manchester, talks to Raj Persaud about his editorial, written with Jeffrey Lieberman and published in the March issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on CATIE and CUtLASS: can we handle the truth? More...

    14/04/2008 | Download

  • Childhood sexual abuse and non-suicidal self-injury: meta-analysis.

    E. David Klonsky is an associate Professor of Psychology, based at the Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, New York. Here he talks to Raj Persaud about his paper, co-authored by Anne Moyer and published in the March issue of The British Journal of Psychiatry on childhood sexual abuse and non-suicidal self-injury: meta-analysis. More...

    14/04/2008 | Download

  • Attributional style and depression

    Harriet Ball is a PhD student of the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. She and several co-authors have produced a paper, published in the April issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, on attributional style and depression. Harriet discusses the article here with Raj Persaud. More...

    14/04/2008 | Download

  • Perceptions of disadvantage, ethnicity and psychosis.

    Professor Paul Bebbington is Head of the Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London. He and several co-authors have produced a paper, published in the March issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry on perceptions of disadvantage, ethnicity and psychosis. Here, he discusses the article with Raj Persaud. More...

    14/04/2008 | Download

  • Cross-national prevalence and risk factors for suicidal ideation, plans and attempts.

    Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D. is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of the Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. Here, he talks to Raj Persaud about the paper he recently published, with several co-authors in the British Journal of Psychiatry, on cross-national prevalence and risk factors for suicidal ideation, plans and attempts. More...

    07/04/2008 | Download

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder as a potentially aggravating factor in borderline personality disorder

    Professor Martin Bohus, of Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, Germany, talks to Raj Persaud about his recently published paper on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder as a potentially aggravating factor in borderline personality disorder. More...

    03/04/2008 | Download

  • The classification of depression: are we still confused?

    James Cole is an experimental psychology graduate from the University of Bristol. He is currently studying for his PhD at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre. Here, he talks to Raj Persaud about his editorial, recently published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, on classification of depression: are we still confused? More...

    01/04/2008 | Download

  • Non-traditional lifestyles and prevalence of mental disorders in adolescents in Goa, India

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