I’m a psychiatry trainee based in South East London. Before I went into psychiatry, I was a general medical doctor for a few years, and I also have a BSc in psychology.
The aim of this blog is to do what patients need psychiatrists to do more than anything: to listen and to help them understand. I hope to be blogging on a range of topics, but most importantly on topics that patients and the public could do with knowing more about. If you can think of a mental health issue that needs to be explained better in simple terms, just let me know.
I’m particularly interested in improving the public face of psychiatry, evidence based medicine, teaching and patient rights.
Don’t mention cricket unless you’ve got the next fortnight free to discuss it.
I’m on Twitter: @psychiatrySHO