About the authors

Arijit Bose, MBBS, MSc, MRCPsych

Former Consultant Psychiatrist, North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Bose worked as a specialty doctor in an Early Intervention in Psychosis team for five years, and has previously worked as an NHS consultant on an in-patient psychiatric ward. He has special interests in mental trauma, psychosis in ethnic minority populations, and the impact of mental illness on physical health.


Declaration of interests: None.


Email: arijitbose25@yahoo.co.uk


Sepehr Hafizi, BSc (Hons), MBBS, MRCPsych, MSc, PGDipLATHE, FHEA, DPhil, PhD (ad eundem)

Consultant Psychiatrist, Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Hafizi is a consultant psychiatrist in acute adult psychiatry. He is also an associate lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a college research associate at Wolfson College, Cambridge. His interests include psychopharmacology, medical education and medical humanities.


Declaration of interests: None.


Email: sepehr.hafizi@cpft.nhs.uk

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