Re-reading Camus ’s ‘The Plague’ in pandemic times
Albert ’s Camus’s famous 1947 novel ‘The Plague’ has now come to the attention of a new generation of readers – those who draw parallels between Camus’s depictions of disease-ridden Algeria and the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently living through. It is the story of placid everyday lives that are suddenly, brutally disrupted by a virus: an existential reminder of the arbitrariness of life and the certainty and randomness of death. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to the author of ‘A Very Short Introduction’ to Camus, Dr Oliver Gloag, about the impact this writer could h...
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Obedience to authority – lessons from Milgram applied to COVID-19
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 inst ruction during the COVID-19 pandemic? (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Mental Health Tribunals: response to the COVID-19 emergency
It is essential that the rights of patients detained under the Mental Health Act continue to be met during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, during this period of social distancing the processes surrounding Mental Health Tribunals have had to be adjusted in order to keep all parties safe. In this podcast, Chief Medical Member Dr Joan Rutherford outlines the emergency measures that have been put in place, and provides guidance on how clinicians can continue to treat detained patients fairly and respectfully during this time. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

How do we lead effectively through the COVID-19 pandemic?
Now more than ever, there ’s a need for effective leadership to guide healthcare teams and societies across the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. But how do you define good leadership and how can this be measured? In this podcast, leadership expert Professor Alexander Haslam discusses the surprising psychology of what m akes a truly great leader, the importance of a group identity, and how to lead a team at a time of crisis. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Working with patients remotely
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’. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Ethical considerations arising from COVID-19
Psychiatrists are used to dealing with ethical issues in daily practice, but COVID-19 has pushed many into unfamiliar territory and challenged us with new ethical dilemmas. In this podcast, Dr Steve Pearce and Dr Jacinta Tan talk to CPD Online Trainee Editor Dr Jennifer Powell about ethical considerations arising from COVID-19, including equity of access to services, personal and collective needs around prevention and treatment, potential changes to the Mental Health Act, risks and benefits of remote working and where to find support when confronted with COVID-19-related ethical dilemmas. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

COVID-19: Isolation and loneliness – is there a'social cure'?
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, Professor 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. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Psychosocial response to epidemics – lessons from Ebola applied to COVID-19
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. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Surviving the trauma: post-traumatic stress disorder in relation to COVID-19
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. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The psychology of the virus ‘super-spreader’
Like many infections COVID-19 can produce mild symptoms or none at all in some people, meaning they are not aware they are infected and can spread the virus without realising. COVID-19 may therefore be prone to the phenomenon of the ‘super-spreader’. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Susan Campbell Bartoletti about Mary Mallon, the subject of her recent book ‘Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America’. Mallon was a healthy carrier of typhoid fever at the turn of the 20th century who resisted public health officials’ attempts to contain her. Can the first do...
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The psychology of coping with quarantine
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people around the world to enter a period of quarantine, but what outcome will this have on our mental health and how can we help to reduce the psychological impact? In this podcast, Professor Neil Greenberg talks to Dr Raj Persaud about how to cope with quarantine and the surprising findings of the latest psychological research on the mental effects of quarantine, as recently published by a group of mental health experts including Professor Greenberg in The Lancet –'The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence'. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The psychology and psychiatry of pandemics
The World Health Organization (WHO) characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020 and countries around the world are putting measures in place to combat the spread of coronavirus. How do psychological factors influence the spread of pandemic infection and the associated emotional distress and social disruption? In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Steven Taylor about his recently published book offering a comprehensive analysis of the psychology of pandemics. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Promoting physical activity in severe mental illness
In daily practice psychiatrists prescribe drugs that can encourage weight gain, but physical activity is often not widely promoted. A widening robust evidence base is proving the benefits of exercise in mental health, so how can we increase mental health professionals ’ active involvement in this area? Dr Amit Mistry and Dr Lynne Drummond talk to CPD Online Trainee Editor Dr Jennifer Powell about physical activity guidelines, research, risks and guidance in promoting physical activity in severe mental illness. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Counter-terrorism and psychiatry
The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 states that specified authorities, including healthcare bodies, must ‘have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.’ In this podcast Dr Jonathan Hurlow identifies how psychiatrists and other mental health professionals can carry out this duty, and how they can work within the Government’s wider framework in cases where potential risks are identified. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - December 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Seven deadly sins of psychological science
Psychological science has made extraordinary discoveries about the human mind, but can we trust everything its practitioners are telling us? In recent years it has become increasingly apparent that a lot of research in psychology is based on weak evidence, questionable practices and sometimes even fraud. Here Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Chris Chambers about his recently published book ‘The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice’, in which he diagnoses the ills besetting the discipline today and proposes sensible, practical solutions for change. (Sourc...
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - October 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

David Sellu: a surgeon ’s story
Dr David Sellu was a surgeon with a distinguished record extending over 40 years, but in 2010 a patient died under his care in a private hospital, resulting in Dr Sellu's GMC suspension, criminal prosecution and prison sentence. The conviction was later appealed and shown to be an unfair trial with tinges of racism, but the damage had already been done. In this podcast, Dr David Sellu talks openly and frankly to Dr Raj Persaud about his ordeal, and about his fight to create a fairer, more accountable medical justice system. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - October 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Gambling and gaming addiction (RCPsych Congress 2019)
In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones prior to her talk on gaming disorder at the 2019 RCPsych Congress. Here she shares her expertise in the behavioural disorders of gambling and gaming addiction, discussing the factors that make people more prone to developing these disorders and the most effective preventions and treatments available. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - August 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Tics and Tourette syndrome (RCPsych Congress 2019)
Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Eileen Joyce prior to her talk entitled ‘All you need to know about Tourette syndrome’ at the 2019 RCPsych Congress. In this interview Professor Joyce defines the various forms of tics and Tourette syndrome, discusses the work being carried out in specialist clinics, and outlines some of the most effective treatments being used for bo th children and adults who present with these disorders. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - July 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The right way to stop psychiatric medication (RCPsych Congress 2019)
Here Raj Persaud talks to Professor David Taylor after his keynote talk at the 2019 RCPsych Congress about the right and wrong ways to discontinue psychiatric medication. He explains why antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs should not be stopped abruptly, and outlines the methods that can be used to effectively taper down these drugs with a view to eventual discontinuation. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Lithium for bipolar disorder: the John Cade story
Prior to the Second World War mental illness was largely untreatable, but all that changed when an Australian doctor and recently returned prisoner of war, John Cade, made the monumental discovery that lithium could serve as an effective treatment for manic depression, now bipolar disorder. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud interviews Professor Greg de Moore about the life and work of John Cade, discussing his remarkable – but often overlooked – contribution to the history of mental health treatment. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - July 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Aphorisms and their place in psychiatry
Aphorisms – or philosophical short sayings – appear everywhere, from Confucius to Twitter, the Buddha to the Bible, Heraclitus to Nietzsche. Yet despite this ubiquity, the aphorism is the least studied literary form. In this podcast Professor Andrew Hui talks to Raj Persaud about his work on aphorisms, an d explores how their use could be applied in a meaningful and helpful way when working with patients. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - June 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Timefulness: could geology help to shape our minds?
Our everyday lives are shaped by geological processes that vastly predate us, and our habits will in turn have consequences that will outlast us by generations. So could a greater awareness of this ‘timefulness’ give us the perspective we need for a more sustainable future? In this compelling podcast, Raj Persaud talks to Professor Marcia Bjornerud about the concept of timefulness, arguing that opening our minds to geology could benefit us all psychologically. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - June 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Did Sir Winston Churchill suffer from the ‘black dog’?
In 1969, psychiatrist Anthony Storr published an essay that established very firmly in the public imagination that Sir Winston Churchill suffered from recurrent attacks of severe depression, which he termed the ‘black dog’. But how much evidence is there to support this diagnosis? In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud interviews Dr Anthony Daniels about his recent paper which calls into question this supposed diagnosis, and considers the extent to which Churchill’s low moods could be accounted for by circu mstance and simple human nature. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

An ancient guide to anger management
In his essay “On Anger” (De Ira), the Roman Stoic thinker Seneca argues that anger is the most destructive passion, and offers a timeless guide to avoiding and managing this dangerous emotion. In this podcast, Raj Persaud talks to the editor and translator of Seneca’s work, James Romm, about the relevance of this philosophy, which has arguably never been more relevant than it is today. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Antidepressants in children: do the harms outweigh the benefits?
Close to 100,000 children in the UK are thought to be taking prescribed antidepressant medication, but are these drugs really doing them any good? Do the possible harms and side-effects of antidepressants in children outweigh their potential benefits, and what does the current evidence tell us? In this podcast, psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist Dr David Healy discusses his findings with Dr Raj Persaud, arguing that greater scrutiny of the evidence and a greater degree of professional autonomy are required in this area. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The inflamed mind: a radical new approach to depression
It is thought that depression will be the single biggest cause of disability worldwide in the next 20 years; however, treatment for depression has not changed much in the last three decades. In his game-changing book, ‘The Inflamed Mind: A radical new approach to depression’, Professor Edward Bullmore reveals the breakthrough links found between depression and inflammation of the body and brain, representing a whole new way of looking at how mind, brain and body all work together. Here he discusses this fasci nating book with Dr Raj Persaud and outlines a future revolution in the treatment of depression. (Sourc...
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Immigration and crime: is there a link?
Is there a connection in Western society between rates of immigration and rates of crime? How much of our understanding in this area is based on fact, and how much are we influenced by the media? In this podcast, Raj Persaud talks to Professor Charis Kubrin about her wide-ranging research on immigration, crime, gated communities and rap music, and discusses her fascinating findings in these areas. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - February 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The tyranny of metrics
In a society where so many organisations measure performance and success numerically, have we become fixated on metrics and blind to the facts? In this podcast, Professor Jerry Muller talks to Dr Raj Persaud about how our zeal to instil the evaluation process with scientific rigor could potentially threaten our quality of life and our most important institutions. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - January 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Hereditary data in 19th century asylums
In the early 1800s, physicians in asylums began to keep records of their patients, and pointed to heredity as the most important cause of ‘madness’. This led to doctors and state officials attempting to curb the reproduction of the insane amid high levels of anxiety in society. In this podcast, Theodore Porter talks to Raj Persaud about his book ‘Genetics in the Madhouse’, discussing the history of data collection and its impo rtant links with eugenics and studies of genetics. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - September 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The voices within: the science behind inner speech
In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Charles Fernyhough about his 2016 book looking into the history and science behind hearing voices. He argues that we should avoid the pejorative term ‘hallucinations’ by using the more neutral term ‘voice hearing’, and puts forward the idea that inner speech is a highly varied phenomenon that can also serve a beneficial purpose. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - August 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Big data: the answer to a big problem? (RCPsych Congress 2018)
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. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - August 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Where there is no psychiatrist: mental healthcare in Ethiopia
In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Ethiopia-based Dr Charlotte Hanlon about how low-income countries cope with delivering mental health services. She discusses how primary healthcare workers are trained to deliver treatment, and considers the links between mental illness and poverty. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - June 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Delusions: understanding the un-understandable
In this podcast, Dr Peter McKenna provides an in-depth and critical review of delusions and the various approaches taken to understanding them, discussing Karl Jasper ’s concept of ‘un-understandability’, overvalued ideas, and the considerable diagnostic nuances involved. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Maurice Pappworth: the whistle blower
Maurice Pappworth ’s 1967 book ‘Human Guinea Pigs’ famously uncovered shockingly unethical practices within the medical establishment, including experimentation on humans. In this podcast, Pappworth’s son-in-law, Sir Anthony Seldon, discusses the life and work of Pappworth and reveals how his late wife Joanna was inspired to write a biography of her father, reassessing the importance of Pappworth’s contribution to today’s medical ethics. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - May 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Stick with it: the science behind lifestyle change
In this podcast, Professor Sean Young talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his bestselling book Stick With It, in which he analyses the science behind not just achieving our goals, but making lasting behaviour change. He argues that it is the process rather than the person that needs to change, and offers practical advice to help anyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Buddhism and Stoicism: the secret to happiness?
In this podcast, existential psychotherapist Antonia Macaro talks to Dr Raj Persaud about Buddhist and Stoic philosophies, focusing on the elements that can have the biggest impact on modern life. Discussing the value we place on worldly possessions and the degree to which we concentrate on emotions, she argues that there is a great deal we can learn from these two philosophies, and much that may be better left behind. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The scientific story of first impressions
To what extent are the judgements we make about people formed specifically from their facial appearance? How did this process evolve in human beings, what purpose does it serve, and what dangers could it pose? In this podcast, one of the world ’s leading researchers on this subject, Professor Alexander Todorov, talks to Dr Raj Persaud about the science behind first impressions. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The scientific search for the self
In this podcast, author of the 2017 book ‘Stranger in the Mirror’, Professor Robert Levine, talks to Dr Raj Persaud about a range of case studies and scientific experiments that challenge the ideas we hold about ‘the self’, and questions whether we as human beings are more malleable and capable of change than we realise. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Disenchantment: managing motivation and demotivation at work
Disenchantment is commonplace in the workplace, but how can it be tackled? In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Adrian Furnham about his recently released book with Luke Treglown, Disenchantment: Managing Motivation and Demotivation at Work, to explore the theories behind job satisfaction and enchantment, and how organisations and individuals can work to improve engagement and motivation. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Soul Machine: the invention of the modern mind
Increasing secularism during the 18th century Enlightenment period led to the emergence of a natural concept of ‘the mind’ as a separate from the previously accepted body-soul duality. Here Dr Raj Persaud talks to award-winning historian and author of the book Soul Machine, Dr George Makari, about some of the key historical cases that contributed to this new idea, and paved the way for the cognitive-style therapies used today. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - February 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Viktor Frankl ’s search for meaning
Viktor Frankl ’s 1946 memoir Man’s Search for Meaning, which documented its author’s philosophical journey in the wake of the Holocaust, remains one of the most influential books of the last century. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Timothy Pytell about Frankl’s experiences before, durin g and after World War 2, and the development of the ‘third Viennese school’ of psychotherapy that Frankl developed, logotherapy. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - January 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The importance of circadian rhythms (RCPsych Congress 2017)
Sleep – why is it important? In this podcast, Professor Russell Grant Foster talks to Dr Raj Persaud regarding his presentation at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2017 addressing this question. This podcast explores the regulation and significance of circadian rhythms, as we ll as the health risks associated with lack of sleep. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - September 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

The strange case of Dr Oliver Sacks (RCPsych Congress 2017)
Why do people choose psychiatry as a career? Why do others avoid it? Professor Anthony David explores these questions using writer and neurologist Oliver Sacks ’ life story. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor David following his keynote lecture at the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ International Congress 2017 on The strange case of Dr Oliver Sacks. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - July 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Treatment and management of complex affective disorders (RCPsych Congress 2017)
Ahead of his presentation at the Royal College of Psychiatrists ’ International Congress 2017, Professor Allan Young spoke with Dr Raj Persaud to record this podcast on the treatment and management of complex affective disorders, considering the difficulties and common errors made in diagnosis and the differences in treatments for mixed affective states. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - July 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Maternal smoking during pregnancy and bipolar disorder in offspring
In this podcast, Dr Ardesheer Talati talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his latest research into the association between exposure to smoking during pregnancy and the risk for bipolar disorder. In addition, he discusses the link between brain imaging and depression, following on from his involvement in a three-generational study into the transmission of depression among offspring, as explored in a recent podcast with Professor Myrna Weissman. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - April 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts

Pathways to sympathies for violent protest and terrorism
Support for violent extremism, and participation in such activity, is believed to be associated with radicalisation among some individuals, yet little empirical research has been conducted into its relationship with mental illness. In this podcast, Professor Kamaldeep S Bhui talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his latest research on the links between psychological problems and sympathies for violent protest and terrorism (SVPT) in a community-based sample. (Source: Raj Persaud talks to...)
Source: Raj Persaud talks to... - March 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royal College of Psychiatrists Tags: Science & Medicine Source Type: podcasts