• MedFest 2015

    21 January 2015

    Joint leads of the MedFest Central Organising Committee, Dr Khurram Sadiq and Dr Georgia Belam, together with local liaison for the committee, Tom Dewhurst, give an overview of Medfest in ...

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  • Tasers and tasering

    07 January 2015

    The use of Tasers by police forces is often mis-reported and mis-represented in the press and popular media. Psychiatrist, Dr Raj Persaud, puts the taser on the couch and discusses ...

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  • Mind reading: Tolstoy’s Oak Tree Metaphor: Depression recovery, and Psychiatric ‘spiritual ecology’

    17 December 2014

    Today, Raj Persaud is discussing this paper authored by Professor Jeremy Holmes and published in the journal ‘Advances in Psychiatric Treatment’.

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  • Is there such a thing as 'Funeral Mania'

    20 November 2014

    Raj Persaud in conversation with Katherine Keyes on her research into the unexpected death of a loved one.

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  • The Anatomy of melancholy

    21 October 2014

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

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  • The Punishers Brain

    20 October 2014

    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 ...

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

    07 October 2014

    Professor Khan explores the position of S/M and other sexual practices regarded as 'perverse' in the DSM - the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual which in the USA defines mental disorders. ...

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  • The psychology of Alan Turing

    16 September 2014

    Michael Ferguson has written a fascinating book review of two recent biographies on the famous mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing

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  • Bibliotherapy

    01 September 2014

    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, ...

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  • The Helplines Partnership

    26 August 2014

    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 ...

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