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Here Raj Persaud talks to Professor David Taylor after his keynote talk at the 2019 RCPsych Congress about the right and wrong ways to discontinue psychiatric medication. He explains why antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs should not be stopped abruptly, and outlines the methods that can be used to effectively taper down these drugs with a view to eventual discontinuation. More...
7/16/2019 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical
Prior to the Second World War mental illness was largely untreatable, but all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, John Cade, made the monumental discovery that lithium could serve as an effective treatment for manic depression, now bipolar disorder. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud interviews Professor Greg de Moore about the life and work of John Cade, discussing his remarkable – but often overlooked – contribution to the history of mental health treatment. More...
7/1/2019 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Close to 100,000 children in the UK are thought to be taking prescribed antidepressant medication, but are these drugs really doing them any good? Do the possible harms and side-effects of antidepressants in children outweigh their potential benefits, and what does the current evidence tell us? In this podcast, psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr David Healy discusses his findings with Dr Raj Persaud, arguing that greater scrutiny of the evidence and a greater degree of professional autonomy are required in this area. More...
3/14/2019 | Download
It is thought that depression will be the single biggest cause of disability worldwide in the next 20 years; however, treatment for depression has not changed much in the last three decades. In his game-changing book, ‘The Inflamed Mind: A radical new approach to depression’, Professor Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough links found between depression and inflammation of the body and brain, representing a whole new way of looking at how mind, brain and body all work together. Here he discusses this fascinating book with Dr Raj Persaud and outlines a future revolution in the treatment of depression. More...
3/1/2019 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 45 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical
The high prevalence of sexual dysfunction in people with psychosis has often been attributed solely to the side-effects of antipsychotic medication, and less is known about the rates of sexual dysfunction in prodromal and first-episode psychosis. In this podcast, Dr Oliver Howes and Dr Tiago Reis Marques discuss the findings of their recent study into this area, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. More...
11/20/2012 | Download
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
Dr Ylva Ginsberg and colleagues recently conducted a study to test the effectiveness of methylphenidate as a treatment for ADHD in prison inmates. Here, Dr Ginsberg discusses her findings with Dr Ovais Badat, and reviews how the research can influence future treatment in prison populations. More...
3/13/2012 | Download
Here, Dr Ovais Badat talks to Professor Val Curran about a recently published study which aimed to investigate how varying levels of cannabidiol and THC have an impact on the acute effects of the drug in naturalistic settings. More...
11/26/2010 | Download
In this podcast, Dr Kamran Ahmed talks to Professor Klaus Lieb about the Cochrane review conducted by his team on trials of pharmacological treatments for borderline personality disorder. The findings of the review and their implications are discussed. More...
3/25/2010 | Download
Professor Hamid Ghodse discusses the history of legally available amphetamine-type drugs and the staggering rise in their use, showing how mental health professionals need to be aware of the societal trends and professional attitudes that can lead to over-prescription and its damaging effects. More...
3/1/2008 | Download
In this podcast, we have combined two recordings: the second recording follows on immediately from the first. More...
11/20/2006 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 60 minutes | Credits: 1 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
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