We provide medicolegal services to solicitors and members of the public. Our Consultants are experienced in preparing expert witness reports in criminal and civil matters.
The medicines used to treat mental disorders can be divided in following groups.
These are medicines used to treat depression. However they are also used to treat anxiety disorders including OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorders), Panic Disorder, certain Phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Some antidepressants can also play part in treatment of Bulimia Nervosa.
They are used to treat various psychotic disorders for example Schizophrenia, Scizoaffective Disorder, Delusional Disorder, Puerperal Psychosis etc. The older antipsychotics e.g. Chlorpromazine, Haloperidol, Trifluperazine (Stelazine), flupenthixol etc. have relatively more side effects than newer (also called Atypical Antipsychotics) e.g Olanzapine, Quietiapine, Risperidone, Amisulpiride, Aripiprazole. Saying that Atypical Antipsychotics also have side effects ( there is no effective medicine free of side effects).
These are medicines used to treat and prevent episodes of Bipolar Affective Disorders. Lithium Carbonate is well known mood stabilizers. Medications used for epilepsy mainly Sodium Valproate and Carbamazepine are some other mood stabilizers. Recently some of the Atypical Antipsychotics are licensed and used to treat mania.
Benzodiazepines for example Diazepam, Lorazepam are well known medications used for short term treatment of acute anxiety however these are addictive medications and should not be used in long term. These are also used to decrease agitation in other major psychiatric illnesses. Propranolol is medicine used to treat high blood pressure is used to treat some of physical symptoms of anxiety e.g. palpitation and tremors.
These are medicines used for short term symptomatic treatment of insomnia. Zopiclone Zolpidem and Zoleplone are well known. Temazepam is often avoided due to its addictive potential and abuse.
We are actively recruiting Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Clinical and Counselling Psychologists in London.
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We aim to provide help in:
- Training/professional development of general practitioners in psychiatry
- Training of future psychiatrists
- Development of other professionals working in the field of mental health
Useful Information for Psychiatric Trainees
Here there will be information/educational material for Speciality Training Registrars in psychiatry e.g., MRCPsych exams and WPBAs. Psychiatrists who want to contribute to that are welcome to email us.
Information for General Practioners and GP trainees
Here we will provide educational material on psychiatry for Continuing Professional Development of General Practioners. There will be some basic information helpful for GP trainees during their psychiatric placement.
We are able to provide advice to companies, occupational health staff and human resource managers as well as undertaking psychiatric assessments. The Clinic is able to customise its services to the needs of companies and other organisations.