About the author

Prasanna N. de Silva, MB, ChB, BMedBiol

Dr Prassana N. De Silva

Dr de Silva was a consultant psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry covering Whitby and the surrounding North York Moors but has recently retired.


He trained at the Aberdeen Medical School from 19781984, with basic psychiatric training in North East Scotland. He completed his higher training in York with experience in neurology, hospice care and old age medicine liaison.


Dr de Silva's academic interests include the pathophysiology of schizophrenia and senile dementia, as well as new ways of working with primary care. Dr de Silva is also a Cochrane collaborator.


Declaration of interests: None



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