About the authors

Ekta Sharma, MBBS, MRCPsych

Dr Ekta SharmaConsultant in General Adult Psychiatry and Clinical Lead for Acute Care Services, Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.


Dr Sharma did her core training in Psychiatry in Bristol before moving to South West London and St George’s Training scheme in 2009. Her interests include psychopharmacology, psychotic disorders and substance misuse, and she has been involved in a research project in addiction entitled ‘Opiate agonists and antagonists modulate taste perception in opiate-maintained, and recently detoxified subjects.’ She is also interested in Section 136 and the follow-up of this group post-discharge.


Email: drekta17@googlemail.com


Declaration of interests: None


Tayeem Pathan

Dr Tayeem PathanConsultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation NHS Trust.


Dr Pathan is a member of the Psychopharmacology SIG at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has special interests in neuropsychiatry and eating disorders. He has been actively involved in Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health (POMH-UK) and lithium audits locally and has worked with a team of professionals to implement the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) alerts Trust-wide.


Declaration of interests: None


Email: tayeem.pathan@nhs.net




Dhanya Shinith, MBBS, DPM, MRCPsych

Locum Speciality Doctor, Eating Disorders Service, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Shinith did her initial training in psychiatry from Govt Trivandrum Medical College in India before moving to the UK. She completed her core training in psychiatry with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in 2018. Her special interest includes neurodevelopmental disorder and psychosis. She has done quality improvement projects on lithium monitoring and recently published a case report on Sleep Related Eating Disorder in BMJ case reports


Email: drdhanyashinith@gmail.com


Declaration of interests: None


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