Yearly Archives: 2020

Black Lives Matter: How do we safeguard against racism?

By |2020-06-23T12:50:14+01:00June 22nd, 2020|Safeguarding|

I have been a safeguarding lead for fifteen years, the first ten of those in the city of Leeds, West Yorkshire. Leeds has a large Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population. The NHS Trust I worked for took diversity [...]

ADHD in girls and women

By |2020-05-26T20:03:35+01:00May 26th, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry|

How does the clinical picture of ADHD differ in males and females? Dr Johnson Consultant Psychiatrist in Neurodevelopmental disorders goes through how to recognise the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in girls and women. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [...]

10 ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety

By |2020-04-07T17:24:29+01:00March 24th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Schizophrenia and Paranoia, Stress|

1. Know that feeling anxious about coronavirus is OK and normal. Anxiety is a natural response to the unknown, so it's normal to feel unsettled since much about the virus is unknown even to experts. Anxiety is mother nature's way [...]

Psychiatry-UK rated ‘OUTSTANDING’ for ‘Caring’ in recent CQC Inspection

By |2020-03-19T09:52:00+00:00March 19th, 2020|Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

We were recently inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have been rated 'Outstanding' in ‘Caring’ and received an overall rating of ‘Good’. The CQC is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure [...]

Is ADHD bad for your health?

By |2020-02-05T13:49:24+00:00February 3rd, 2020|ADHD, Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent|

People with ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder) are often creative, charismatic and ambitious. Many, however, seek help due to struggles in education, work, finances or relationships. People with ADHD can struggle in other aspects of life too. For instance, it [...]