Dr Fisher's swim across the English Channel Fri 28 February 2014 00:00. Dr Robert Fisher, a consultant psychiatrist in east London, talks to eNewsletter Associate Editor Dr Howard Ryland about his work and his recent swim across the English Channel, which he completed in 14 hours 23 minutes.
Postnatal depression - Louise's story. Louise is a young mother who developed postnatal depression (PND) following the eventful birth of her first child. Here, she discusses with Raj Persaud her experiences, and what it was like to be admitted to a Mother and Baby Unit.
Historical East End psychiatrist analysis. Psychiatrist Dr Raj Persaud talks to Dr Fiona Subotsky, an eminent Child and Adolescent UK Psychiatrist, with an interest in the History of Psychiatry and Honorary Archivist to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has researched the famous 19th Century series of gruesome murders which were committed in the area surrounding the new location of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the East End of London. In particular, she has analysed a psychiatrist who became prominent for claiming to have diagnosed and identified Jack the Ripper.
How many Iraqis died as a result of the conflict? Amy Hagopian is an academic based at the University of Washington and is lead author of the very latest research paper trying to measure how many people have died in Iraq as a result of the conflict there. In this interview with Raj Persaud, Amy discusses how, given the mental and physical health implications of war, doctors and health workers should be campaigning against war. She also explains the methodology behind this kind of rigorous survey and why her results are so different from alternative sources of information such as the Iraq Body Count.