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Psychiatry is a medical discipline seeking to understand and treat mental illness. These podcasts provide an introduction to core topics in psychiatry, and to research undertaken in the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry. This series is relevant to health-care professionals and members of the public. The topic podcasts are particularly relevant to medical students studying psychiatry.
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Prof. Klaus Ebmeier is the Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry. In this interview he gives his point of view on dementia, normal aging and why new treatments are not yet effective. He also explains why failure is the bread-and-butter of research and gives valuable advice to future researchers.
An interview with Professor Phil Burnet, who discusses his research into the influence of the gut microbiome on brain health. He talks about novel findings, potential future work, and takes questions from trainee psychiatrists and researchers.
Professor Daniel Freeman discusses his research into how psychosis can be treated through the use of cognitive behavioural techniques Professor Daniel Freeman is interviewed by Daniel Maughan about his current randomised controlled treatment trials. This is a test of a new targeted, personalised psychological treatment for persecutory delusions, called the Feeling Safe Programme. This is a translational treatment built upon advances in the theoretical understanding of paranoia. Produced by Wayne Davies at the University Department of Psychiatry
Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, gives a talk in conjunction with the University Engagement Programme at the Ashmolean Museum. Psychiatry is not often thought of as a pictorial discipline, but observation and close attention to detail are important aspects of the discipline. This talk describes a teaching programme for Psychiatrists developed in conjunction with the University Engagement Programme at the Ashmolean Museum. It focuses on two themes discussed during this programme: Exploring emotion and Age and ageing. This talk was recorded for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) in June 2014. Thank are due to Dr Jim Harris, Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator at the Ashmolean Museum, and to Wayne Davies, Department of Psychiatry, for IT and audio-visual support in creating this podcast.
Dr Charlotte Allan, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, closes The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry. The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry aimed to introduce and inspire junior doctors to consider a career in old age psychiatry. Charlotte Allan sums up highlights from the conference and reflects on the career opportunities available in this specialty.
Dr Clare Mackay, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. The MRC Dementia's platform is facilitating greater connections between dementia research cohorts to boost research. Clare Mackay describes the breadth and scope of this project, and the tremendous potential that linking data across large cohorts can have for research discoveries in dementia.
Dr Emma O'Brien, Science Communications Officer, Alzheimer's Research UK gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. There are many opportunities for medical students and doctors to undertake research relevant to old age psychiatry, particularly dementia. Emma O'Brien talks about funding opportunities for junior doctors and the benefits of a clinical academic career.
Prof Klaus Ebmeier, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. The Whitehall Imaging sub-study combines MRI brain imaging with detailed clinical and psychological material acquired over a 30 year period. Klaus Ebmeier presents his latest research findings and discusses factors in mid-life that affect brain structure in later-life.
Marianne Talbot, author and philospher, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Marianne Talbot has experience as a carer and advocate for carers. She discusses her personal experiences and talks about the role of psychiatrists in helping to care for her mother.
Dr Hugh Series, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS FT, gives a talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Ethical and legal issues are an important part of old age psychiatry. Hugh Series discusses current controversies relating to DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and considers the pros and cons of the current system.
Dr Bart Sheehan, Consultant in Psychological Medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT, gives the fifth talk in the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. The psychological medicine service at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT provides expert psychiatric care to patients admitted to the general hospital. Bart Sheehan discusses key presentations and why training in old age psychiatry can be valuable in the liaison context.
Dr Philip Wilkinson, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxford Health NHS FT, gives the fourth talk for the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing, Philip Wilkinson describes his work in Georgia where he was involved in training, and in developing services for older adults with mental illness. (Clinical case material is not included here for confidentiality reasons).
Mr Chris Graham, Director of Research and Policy, Picker Institute, gives the third talk in the Oxford Conference on Psychiatry and Ageing. Evaluating patient experiences of integrated models of care can provide valuable information when developing services. Chris Graham describes a person centred approach to evaluating care and considers how this information can be used to influence delivery of health-care.
Dr Laurel Hixon, Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, gives the first talk for the Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry. Changing demographics provide challenges and opportunities for those interested in a career in old age psychiatry. Increasing life expectancy will lead to an ageing population with heterogeneous needs. To meet demands the health-care demands of this population, services need to provide increased flexibility and responsiveness, as well as mechanisms to integrate care.
Dr Charlotte Allan gives the opening remarks to the Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry, held in Wolfson College, Oxford on 28th September 2015. The Oxford Conference on Ageing and Psychiatry took place at Wolfson College on 28th September 2015. Focussing on the context of ageing, clinical issues and wider opportunities in old age psychiatry, it aimed to introduce medical students and junior doctors to the breadth of careers available this field. The conference was organised by Charlotte Allan and Sophie Behrman, with support from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and IT support for podcast development from Wayne Davies. It was funded by Health Education England.
Associate Professor Andrea Cipriani discusses his research that involves synthesising evidence for psychiatric medications Associate Professor Andrea Cipriani has provided world-class evidence using network meta-analysis, creating useful information for psychiatrists about what medications are most effective, what doses are comparative and when these medications should be used. He discusses his findings alongside a critical analysis of current evidence-based practice. Produced by Wayne Davies at the University Department of Psychiatry
Dr Matthew Broome discusses what is known about predicting the risk of transition to psychosis in high risk groups Senior Clinical Research Fellow Matthew Broome discusses what is known about predicting future psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar. He discusses the current evidence in the literature for predicting transition to psychosis. He also reviews his work into assessing the subtle neuropsychological changes in high risk groups that might predict transition to psychosis. Produced by Wayne Davies at the University Department of Psychiatry
Professor Paul Harrison discusses the genetics of mental health conditions Professor Paul Harrison speaks to Daniel Maughan about his recent research into the genetics of mental health conditions. He discusses the implications of his findings on the future of psychiatric treatments, particularly in relation to new targets for pharmaceutical development. Produced by Wayne Davies at the University Department of Psychiatry
Dr Rupert McShane is interviewed about his current research into the antidepressant effects of ketamine infusion
An interview with Professor Seena Fazel, who discusses his research into prison populations; their mental health problems and suicide risks. He discusses novel findings and potential strategies for reducing suicide risk and improving mental health care in prisons.
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Mervyn Doctorow

excellent. gravo

Feb 2nd
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