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Alcohol use amongst the general population has become more polarised during the COVID-19 pandemic, with those who previously drank heavily reportedly now drinking even more. It is therefore vital that those in the at-risk groups for severe dependency are identified and supported to cut down their intake safely. In this podcast, Dr Peter Rice talks to Dr Jennifer Powell about the most effective ways to help alcohol-dependent patients self-manage their alcohol use during the pandemic and beyond. More...
7/10/2020 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical
Alcohol withdrawal is a process that should be managed carefully and gradually. But this can be challenging in psychiatric in-patient units where patients may already have severe withdrawal symptoms when they arrive, or may later present with withdrawal symptoms having been admitted for a separate condition. In this podcast, Dr Chris Daly talks to Dr Howard Ryland about the most effective assessment, treatment and ongoing management procedures to put in place in order to help patients withdraw from alcohol safely. More...
7/7/2020 | Download
In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones prior to her talk on gaming disorder at the 2019 RCPsych Congress. Here she shares her expertise in the behavioural disorders of gambling and gaming addiction, discussing the factors that make people more prone to developing these disorders and the most effective preventions and treatments available. More...
8/6/2019 | Download
In recent years, concerns about crystalline methamphetamine use have increased in multiple countries. Taking the drug regularly can lead to dependence, anxiety, depression, psychosis and, in some cases, overdose deaths. In this podcast, Raj Persaud talks to Professor Michael Farrell about these associated harms, and the possible preventative strategies that can be adopted. More...
7/28/2016 | Download
In this podcast we are discussing internet addiction, which has become a growing global phenomenon reported by professional anecdote and by mainstream media. Although internet addiction is not formally recognised by the ICD or DSM as yet, there is much research afoot to attempt to define it, and by so doing, develop specific and evidence-based ways to treat it. We discuss a two-wave prevalence study looking at how big the problem of internet addiction is, what it is comorbid with, and whether it can be seen to exist on its own as a diagnostic entity. More...
7/22/2010 | 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
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Dr Frank Holloway discusses his new book 'Enabling Recovery: The Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation Psychiatry', which focuses on the patient-centred approach and emphasises the importance of incorporating the medical model of psychiatry with a more socio-psychological model. More...
7/25/2007 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 45 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical,Professional
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: 45 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
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