About the authors

Deshwinder Singh Sidhu, MD, Dip. MH Law   

Registrar, CAMHS Grangegorman Primary Care, Grangegorman, Dublin 7, Ireland


Dr Sidhu graduated from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, in 2015. He is currently pursuing his Basic Specialist Training in Psychiatry with University College Dublin (UCD). He obtained a postgraduate diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights with the Indian Law Society (ILS) in association with the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2018. He has interest in mental health law and community psychiatry. 


Email: deshwinder_sidhu@hotmail.com


Declaration of interests: None.


John Lally, MB, MSc, MRCPsych, PhD

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland


Dr Lally is Consultant Psychiatrist at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London. His clinical and academic interest is in treatment resistant psychosis, management of psychotic disorders, complex psychopharmacology, physical health comorbidity in mental disorders, and medical education.


Email: john.lally@kcl.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: None.

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