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Raj Persaud in conversation - the podcasts

Sep 1, 2015

Dr Raj Persaud talks to a lady who received ECT or shock treatment after a prolonged and severe bout of depression. What is it like to be treated with this therapy? What kind of problems lead doctors to consider using it? Are there side-effects? In the long-run is it worth it? Does this treatment work? Is the reality of...


Jun 6, 2015

What can Helen teach us about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Interview with Helen Barbour by  Dr Raj Persaud

 

In the new novel ‘The A To Z of Normal’ by Helen Barbour - Clare Thorpe's need for order and symmetry governs everything she owns - from tins and toiletries, to cushions and clothes. Yet she has always...


Feb 16, 2015

What is it like to be committed to a psychiatric hospital against your will? This is surely one of the most frightening experiences anyone could endure? Claire was placed under a variety of sections of the Mental Health Act and as a result found herself committed on several occasions to various psychiatric...


Feb 13, 2015

Margaret talks to Raj Persaud about her frightening experience of being admitted to a psychiatric hospital against her will with no idea as to why this was happening. This interview was made possible by 'Mind' - the mental health charity and particular thanks go to Aimee Gee of 'Mind', for her assistance in making...


Sep 14, 2014

A young woman who suffered one of the most traumatic experiences of all for anybody talks to Dr Raj Persaud.

 

Raj Persaud in conversation with Victoria, who suffered bipolar illness, sexual assault, self-harm and suicide attempts.

Victoria (not her real name) was a victim of a serious sexual assault who developed...