The COVID pandemic has forced many of us into isolation. About 50 years ago, one of the largest sociological experiments of its time found that that may be a good thing. I write in the Herald about the evidence for
Welcome to Profectus Psychiatry.
Profectus is a Latin word meaning "Growth", which is what ties together all the services we offer. Take your time to browse and see what we can do for you. When I was a training psychiatrist the stigma of mental illness was still very strong, but it is heartening to see how much things have improved and continue to improve. Increasingly, patients are obtaining treatment and finding that suffering previously taken for granted is simply not necessary. If there's something I can do to help you, please let me know.
Writings of relevance to the medical community.
Writings of interest for the general public
I am happy to work with yourself and your general practitioner in order to help resolve your mental health issues. The majority of general adult and old age psychiatric presentations are within my skillset, but there are certain additional specialised
Incorporates Psychodynamic Therapy Supervision and College Case Review. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy comprises a special set of skills that facilitate understanding your patients, by being able to respond to unconscious and preconscious motivators for their behaviour. It is not an exclusive modality
For something a bit different: The End: A short story about the end of the world. Commended by the KSP Writer’s Centre Short Fiction Awards 2016. PSI: A Mental Health Novella What happens when the world’s leading
The Internet is rife with well-intentioned mental health advice, supposed resources, and many, many pitfalls. Much of the difficulty is the reality of psychiatry, in that the lack of objective evidence regarding psychiatric illness (save treatment responses and, in some
https://www.routledge.com/Psychodynamic-Approaches-to-the-Experience-of-Dementia-Perspectives-from/Evans-Garner-Darnley-Smith/p/book/9780415786652 “This is an essential and unique book which courageously explores the subjective world of dementia. So many find too terrifying to contemplate and yet with this book as a guide, clinicians, but also families and carers, will come closer