Podcasts

Listen to our RCPsych podcasts.

You can listen to individual podcasts by clicking on the 'Listen now' links below. You can also follow us on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, and Spotify.

Did you know you can earn CPD points by completing eLearning after listening to some of our podcasts? Browse through individual podcasts to see which ones link to CPD Online.

  • The Choose Psychiatry Podcast

    19 October 2020

    Dr Ian Collings, Dr Shridevi Gopi-Firth and Dr Kat Levick candidly discuss the highs and lows of psychiatry, including chickens on the ward, augmented reality and blowing your own trumpet....

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  • Stopping antidepressants: Exploring the patient's experience

    19 October 2020

    Professor Wendy Burn discusses the challenges of stopping antidepressants with an expert by experience, James. James experienced panic attacks, lethargy and extreme discomfort whilst tapering his doses of antidepressants.

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  • If a patient dies by suicide

    18 September 2020

    What is it like for a psychiatrist when a patient dies by suicide? In our latest podcast we speak to Dr Ros Ramsay and Dr Rachel Gibbons regarding the kinds ...

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  • What was it like to be on a psychiatric ward during the pandemic?

    26 August 2020

    A unique insight into what it was like to work and be a patient on a psychiatric ward during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hear four personal accounts from Dr Roopak Khara, ...

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  • South Asian History Month Podcast

    16 July 2020

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists is joined by Professor Alka Ahuja, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Doctor Amrita Varanasi and Doctor Ananta Dave, who are telling their personal stories for South Asian ...

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  • Coping with anxiety and OCD during COVID-19

    07 April 2020

    Two psychiatrists – Dr Jon Goldin and Professor Neil Greenberg – reflect on how we can support both ourselves, and children and young people, through this difficult time.

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  • LGBTQ History Month: From a Psychiatrist and Service User

    27 February 2020

    To commemorate LGBT History Month RCPsych interviewed a psychiatrist and a service user, both in the LGBT Community, on mental health, education and gender identity.

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  • The right way to stop psychiatric medication, with Professor David Taylor

    16 July 2019

    Raj Persaud talks to Professor David Taylor after his keynote talk at the 2019 RCPsych Congress about the right and wrong ways to discontinue psychiatric medication. He explains why antidepressant ...

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  • Did Sir Winston Churchill suffer from the 'black dog'? with Dr Anthony Daniels

    10 May 2019

    In 1969, psychiatrist Anthony Storr published an essay that established very firmly in the public imagination that Sir Winston Churchill suffered from recurrent attacks of severe depression, which he termed ...

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  • Freedom of choice: are we really free? with Professor Cass Sunstein

    10 May 2019

    In his 2019 book ‘On Freedom’, Professor Cass Sunstein invites us to rethink the way we consider freedom of choice as a concept. Are we truly free to make our ...

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  • BJPsych Advances Podcast Boundary Violations November 2018

    20 March 2019

    Boundary violations in therapy: the patient’s experience of harm Dr John Hook and Dr Dawn Devereux speak with Dr Aastha Sharma on the subject of their recent article published in the ...

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  • The inflamed mind: a radical new approach to depression

    14 March 2019

    Prof Edward Bullmore, The inflamed mind: a radical new approach to depression

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  • Professor Charis Kubrin: the psychology of gated communities

    22 January 2019

    Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Charis Kubrin about her wide-ranging research on the psychology of gated communities, walls, whether immigrants commit more crime and rap music.

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  • Social Inclusion

    07 January 2019

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

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  • Stigma On Gambling Addiction

    26 October 2018

    Peter Markham and Owen Baily discuss gambling addiction, and his own experiences with addiction.

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  • Is there hidden meaning to the use of Violence in the Movies?

    01 May 2018

    Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor David Humbert about his new book on Violence in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.

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  • Why do we get old and sick?

    12 February 2018

    Raj Persaud talks to Professor Volter Longo about his new book 'The Longevity Diet.' Could you live to 120 years old? Is all disease just a manifestation of a more ...

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  • Surviving stigma: an interview with a recovering addict

    02 February 2018

    In this podcast, Diane Goslar, a recovering alcoholic, talks with brutal honesty about the stigma she faced among family, friends and work colleagues as she battled alcohol addiction.

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  • Women, science, medicine, and psychiatry

    01 February 2018

    Dr Derek Tracy BJPsych editorial board at the BJPsych and Josefien Breedvelt, Research Manager for Mental Health Foundation talk about women science, medicine, and psychiatry.

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  • Is Human Progress Inevitable?

    19 January 2018

    In this groundbreaking book, celebrated economic historian Joel Mokyr argues that a culture of growth specific to early modern Europe and the European Enlightenment laid the foundations for the scientific ...

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