Coercive Control

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It was in the news recently that the adult son of Sally Challen managed to have his mother’s case reviewed. After lengthy consideration she was released from prison. She was serving a life sentence fo...

Strategy Weekend Summer 2019 – COO’s thoughts…

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At the end of June, various members of the team met up for a weekend of strategy, well being and relaxation. You see, here at Psychiatry-UK, we can’t stand the corporate retreat clichés of uncoo...

There is much more to ADHD than ADHD!

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The 7th World Congress on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) was held 25 – 28 April 2019 in Lisbon. It is an international conference attended by psychiatrists, specialist, research...

A day in the life of a Child & Adolescent Consultant

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Clinical Lead of our Child & Adolescent department Dr Monica Shaha talks about a typical day with us. After the school run I settle down to checking PUK related emails which can include:- New r...

So what is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

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  Something we get asked quite a lot! A psychiatrist is a medically-qualified practitioner who will have first spent 5/6 years training as a doctor. They will then have worked as a doctor for at ...

Leaving Neverland and the Insidious Power of Grooming

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The documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’ aired in the UK last week and it made for very uncomfortable viewing. It centred on two, now grown men Wade Robson and James Safechuck who when they were children w...

Safeguarding and Suicide –  trying to end it all.

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  ‘Died by suicide’ is the term we tend to use nowadays. The old fashioned way, saying that someone ‘committed’ suicide, implies that a crime has taken place  – which has not been true sinc...

She had the lot …. so why would a millionaire lawyer kill herself?

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Every now and again you see a report in a newspaper – there was one a few years ago that always comes to mind for me: a seemingly happily married and successful lawyer with three young children ...

You think you have ADHD? (Lucky you!)

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder sounds bad – but isn’t – or at least it isn’t as bad as it sounds – or, at least, it’s not necessarily so….. Turbocharged superheros Actually, many people with...

Patient story: ‘My ADHD life – before and after diagnosis’

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On Monday the first of August 1977, between six and seven in the morning, I popped out into the world. I was a month early. This, it turns out, was one of the few times I’ve ever been early for anythi...

Talking to your GP about your mental health (what to expect)

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We’re all used to going to talk to our GPs about even the most embarrassing of physical conditions, but if you’ve never talked to your GP about your mental health, having that initial conversation can...

8 signs of being in denial

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It’s the season to be jolly – isn’t it? Sadly, it’s also the time of year that it is easiest to catch a nasty cold dose of clinical depression. When it actually happens, depres...