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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. More...
6/8/2018 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic
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. More...
3/21/2017 | Download
What sociological factors can lead people to adopt extremist views or commit terrorist activities? What is the relationship between extremism, religion and depression? In this podcast Professor Jeremy Coid discusses these questions and talks to Raj Persaud about the findings of his study into extremist views among young British men. More...
11/8/2016 | Download
Refugees are subject to a wide range of day-to-day stressors, and many will have been exposed to potentially traumatic events. In this podcast Ruth Wells talks to Raj Persaud about her experiences working with Syrian refugees in Jordan, and discusses how mental health professionals can best address their psychosocial needs. More...
6/16/2016 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Clinical
Here, Dr Vikram Patel talks to Dr Ovais Badat about his recently published study into lay health worker intervention in common mental health disorders in India. More...
2/14/2012 | Download
Minimum recommended time: 30 minutes | Credits: 0.5 | CPD Domains: Academic,Clinical
The mental health needs of people require input at different levels: biological, psychological and social. Whilst a lot of attention is being paid to biological and psychological interventions, social interventions at a community level is still in its infancy. Dr Nusrat Husain and his colleagues have conducted a randomised control trial looking at social interventions for British Pakistani women with depression. In this podcast he talks about the study design, the findings and the way forward for social intervention. More...
11/11/2010 | Download
Vikram Patel gives an illuminating account of the practice of psychiatry in extreme low resource environments. He talks about the steps necessary to establish effective mental health care, describing first the assessment of needs, the importance of measuring the types of illness, prevalence and impact on daily life and the importance of efficient resourcing when planning. Whilst talking about the problems associated with institutions that still exist in some parts, he also talks about the beneficial work being carried out by other mental health care organisations. He is encouraging of the contribution that psychiatrists from more developed areas can make by working in these low resource environments. More...
10/29/2008 | Download
Dr Niall Crumlish talks about his experience of cross-cultural research in Malawi, providing valuable advice to anyone considering how to go about planning and conducting such research. He discusses the implications and practicalities of working in an area where psychiatric health is under-studied, some of the limitations, as well as the many rewards. More...
12/12/2007 | Download
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