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In this podcast, Dr Ezra Susser talks to Ali Ajaz about the relationship between micronutrient deficiency and neurodevelopmental disorders, and some of the challenges facing researchers in this field. More...
10/22/2012 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic
Here, Dr Peter Mason discusses a number of case reports of adults with ADHD and comorbid psychosis, outlining the symptoms that commonly present. He also reviews the current evidence base for the treatment of the disorders, including the risks and benefits of prescribing stimulants to adults with psychosis. More...
8/20/2012 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Autism has been the subject of intense public and professional attention in recent years. One of the biggest questions is what causes it. Like the discoveries made about schizophrenia in the late 20th century, we are learning that autism too has genetic and environmental determinants. Here Dr Daphne Keen discusses her paper which attempts to answer the question of whether maternal immigration and ethnicity, together or in tandem, are implicated as being risk factors in young children who develop autism. More...
5/30/2010 | Download
Approximately 2-5% of children suffer from ADHD and in this podcast, Dr Katia Rubia begins by answering the question What is ADHD?, addressing the triad of symptoms – age inappropriate inattention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness – and raising some diagnostic and cultural issues. She then goes on to discuss in detail brain development and the neurobiological implications. More...
8/20/2008 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical
In this podcast, Professor Jim van Os discusses the importance of gene-environment interactions in the understanding of the aetiology of psychiatric disorders. He talks about the influence of environmental factors as the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the genetic basis for psychiatric disorder, and discusses significant laboratory research findings as evidence for their interactions. More...
5/15/2008 | Download
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Did you know?
The default CPD credit (hours) for completing our podcasts is
However, we realise that sometimes you may spend longer
completing a podcast and this can be recognised on your
You are able to change the credit appearing on your certificate
when you generate it.