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  • Obedience to authority – lessons from Milgram applied to COVID-19

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    In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Stephen Reicher about Milgram’s famous ‘obedience study’ (Milgram, 1963) and the various conclusions that can be drawn from the findings. What does this, together with more recent research into obedience, imply about our willingness to conform to authority, and what does it tell us about our likelihood to comply with instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic? More...

    5/20/2020 | Download

    Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical

  • Working with patients remotely

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    During this period of social distancing it is more important than ever for mental health clinicians to engage with their patients. Many are feeling anxious, stressed and lonely, while those with existing mental ill-health may be even more vulnerable. So now that we cannot, in most cases, hold face-to-face consultations, how can we continue to treat patients remotely? Here, Dr Isobel Heyman talks to Dr Raj Persaud about the current evidence base for remote working, and provides some practical advice on the ways in which clinicians can stay ‘remote, but not distant’. More...

    5/7/2020 | Download

    Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical

  • COVID-19: Isolation and loneliness – is there a 'social cure'?

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    Isolation and loneliness are part of the mental health fall-out of the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine – but what are the most effective responses to this? Is there a 'social cure'? In this podcast, Catherine Haslam discusses her research into the many health benefits of social integration, as detailed in her latest book 'The New Psychology of Health', and outlines how clinicians can support their patients in this important area. More...

    5/1/2020 | Download

    Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical

  • Psychosocial response to epidemics – lessons from Ebola applied to COVID-19

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    In this podcast, CPD Online Deputy Editor Dr Howard Ryland talks to Dr Peter Hughes about his experience of working in West Africa during the Ebola outbreak. They discuss what comparisons can be drawn between Ebola and COVID-19 and examine the lessons we can learn from the psychosocial response seen in West Africa – from the perspective of patients, healthcare workers and wider society. More...

    4/28/2020 | Download

    Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical

  • Surviving the trauma: post-traumatic stress disorder in relation to COVID-19

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    Surviving the trauma of COVID-19: what does the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment tell us about how to cope with the current pandemic? In this podcast, Professor Jonathan Bisson talks to Dr Raj Persaud about PTSD and the notion of ‘trauma’ in the context of COVID-19, including the diagnostic criteria for PTSD and evidence-based effective pharmacological and psychological approaches for its treatment and management. More...

    4/16/2020 | Download

    Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical

 

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