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Following his keynote address at the 2018 RCPsych International Congress, Professor Simon Lovestone talks to Raj Persaud about the use of ‘big data’ in psychiatric research. Focusing on dementia and Alzheimer’s, he reveals the ways in which pseudonymised real-world data has been used to develop our understanding of mental illness, and the opportunities that this provides for future research. More...
8/7/2018 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic
How much control do we have over our own lives? What role does the unconscious play in our decision-making? Psychologist Magda Osman talks to Raj Persaud about these issues and the various studies that have been conducted around agency and control. More...
3/12/2015 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 45 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Raj Persaud talks to Professor Allan Horwitz, author of the 2013 book 'Anxiety: A Short History', about our cultural understanding of anxiety and how this has changed through the centuries. More...
10/28/2014 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
In this series of podcasts, two giants of their field, Professor Robin Murray and Professor Tim Crow (left), discuss their experiences of psychosis research since the 1960s, reflecting upon the ideas, evidence and arguments that have taken place over the years, and where they have led. More...
1/19/2012 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 90 minutes | Credits: 1 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Abreaction, or the ‘drug interview', was a relatively common therapeutic intervention in psychiatry in the middle to late 20th century. It is far less commonly practiced now, though there has been little investigation or understanding of why this decline in practice occurred. Dr Norman Poole and colleagues investigated the published English language reports on the process as applied to conversion disorder, and found that the reasons for its declining use were certainly not due to lack of evidence for its effectiveness. More...
9/2/2010 | Download
Autism has been the subject of intense public and professional attention in recent years. One of the biggest questions is what causes it. Like the discoveries made about schizophrenia in the late 20th century, we are learning that autism too has genetic and environmental determinants. Here Dr Daphne Keen discusses her paper which attempts to answer the question of whether maternal immigration and ethnicity, together or in tandem, are implicated as being risk factors in young children who develop autism. More...
5/30/2010 | Download
There is increasing interest and public concern about the relationship between diet and physical health. There has been less focus on the relationship between diet and behaviour and mental health. Despite this, there is some evidence of a relationship between breastfeeding and cognitive development, which may be genetically mediated and between hyperactivity and diet. In this podcast, Dr Margaret Murphy talks to Dr Simon Moore about the present study which uses a longitudinal design to explore the relationship between confectionary consumption in childhood and adult aggression. More...
1/15/2010 | Download
In this podcast Dr Gareth Owen gives an overview of phenomenology in psychiatry, discussing some of the historical background to the development of the discipline, some of the problems and how it relates in comparison with other disciplines such as a biological or psychological approach to a psychiatric disorder. He also touches on how we can bring a phenomenological understanding into our daily practice. More...
6/4/2008 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical
Dr Gerard Leavey explores some of the myths and truths surrounding the relationship between psychiatry and the clergy, looking at ways in which they can work together more effectively. More...
12/17/2007 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical,Professional
Dr Niall Crumlish talks about his experience of cross-cultural research in Malawi, providing valuable advice to anyone considering how to go about planning and conducting such research. He discusses the implications and practicalities of working in an area where psychiatric health is under-studied, some of the limitations, as well as the many rewards. More...
12/12/2007 | Download
Dr Steven Marwaha discusses some of the issues surrounding the topic of employment and schizophrenia, including different kinds of employment services and support available to those with schizophrenia, and also rates and correlates of employment for people with the illness. More...
12/11/2007 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Professional
Professor Matthew Hotopf discusses how to minimise bias in case-control studies and looks at solutions to the problems of recruiting, how many subjects to use and why it is important to report recruitment methods. More...
5/18/2007 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: .5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
Professor Anthony David talks about the associations between insight and mental disorders, particularly schizophrenia. More...
4/23/2007 | Download
This podcast takes a look at the recovery focus system and discusses the role of mental health professionals within the Recovery Model. More...
10/24/2006 | Download
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