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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Simon Wessely. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Simon Wessely, often where they are interviewed.

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7 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Simon Wessely. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Simon Wessely, often where they are interviewed.

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Interview #4: Professor Sir Simon Wessely

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  • Professor Sir Simon Wessely is Regius professor of psychiatry at King’s College London and a consultant liaison psychiatrist at King’s College and the Maudsley Hospitals, as well as civilian consultant advisor in psychiatry to the British Army. From 2014 to 2017 he was elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
  •  Interviewed by Dr. Alex Curmi. 
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Feb 29 2020 · 1hr 3mins
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EPISODE N.10: SIR SIMON WESSELY. ON MENTAL HEALTH, DEPRESSION AND SOCIAL MEDIA

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Professor Sir Simon Wessely is Regius Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and President of the Royal Society of Medicine. He studied medicine and history of art at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and finished his medical training at University College Oxford. He has a Master’s and Doctorate in epidemiology. He is consultant liaison psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital, Civilian Consultant Advisor in Psychiatry to the British Army since 2001, and a Foundation Senior Investigator of the National Institute for Health Research. In 1995 he founded the Gulf War Illness Research Unit, which became the King’s Centre for Military Health Research. Its flagship project is a large-scale ongoing study of the health and wellbeing of the UK Armed Forces, has had a direct impact on public policy and on forms of treatment and help for serving and ex serving personnel. Professor Wessely has over 800 original publications, with a particular emphasis on the boundaries of medicine and psychiatry, unexplained symptoms and syndromes, military health, population reactions to adversity, and epidemiology.

Listen to his interview where he talks about mental health disorders, depression, social media and much more. He is considered a legend in his field and we are very honoured that he found some time to answer our questions. Please leave a comment, share with your friends and don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!

The post EPISODE N.10: SIR SIMON WESSELY. ON MENTAL HEALTH, DEPRESSION AND SOCIAL MEDIA appeared first on Paola Diana.

Feb 24 2020 · 56mins

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Episode 27 - Prof Simon Wessely

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President of Royal College of Psychiatrists, director of the King's centre for Military health research and he was recently appointed by the government to review the 'Mental Health Act'.

 This episodes we speak to the countries senior psychiatrist about the history of military psychiatry and the differences between shell shock and modern day PTSD. 

 Fascinating and a real privilege to have Sir Simon Wessely with us for a Declassified episode.

May 21 2019 · 56mins
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Simon Wessely

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Prof Sir Simon Wessely (MHA Review Chair) What do we do now with the Mental Health Act review?
Mar 25 2019 · 3mins

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8: Episode 8: Prof Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry, King's College London & President of the RSM - The Challenges for Mental Health

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In this episode, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Professor of Psychiatry & Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, discusses the changing attitude towards Mental Health Illness, Recruitment to Psychiatry, the Mental Health Act, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Antidepressants.

Visit https://www.rsm.ac.uk/resources/podcasts/ for more content.

Aug 20 2018 · 29mins
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Sir Simon Wessely

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As part of Radio 3's Why Music? The Key to Memory weekend, Michael Berkeley talks to the psychiatrist Sir Simon Wessely.

Professor Sir Simon Wessely is one of our most eminent psychiatrists: until recently the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, he is the current president of the Royal Society of Medicine, and Regis Chair of Psychiatry at King's College London. An interest in unexplained symptoms and syndromes has led to many years of research in areas such as Chronic Fatigue and Gulf War Syndrome.

Simon talks to Michael about the powerful relationship between music and memory, his decision to study medicine rather than history, and how playing the flute once got him out of a tricky situation at Tel Aviv airport.

He chooses violin music by Brahms and Dvorak for his parents, shares his love of opera with music by Puccini and Mozart, and tells Michael about his other passion - musical theatre.

Producer: Jane Greenwood
A Loftus production for BBC Radio 3.
Oct 15 2017 · 33mins
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Simon Wessely on unexplained medical syndromes

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Professor Sir Simon Wessely has spent his whole career arguing that mental and physical health are inseparable and that the Cinderella status of mental health funding is a national disgrace.
His current role, as President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has given him a platform to bang the drum for parity of funding, better training for doctors and the need to reduce stigma around mental health (and armchair psychiatrists who think it's OK to diagnose the new American President with a mental illness get short shrift as well).
Professor of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, part of King's College in London, Simon Wessely has always been fascinated by those puzzling symptoms and syndromes which can't easily be explained. So it was perhaps inevitable that he would find himself at the centre of research trying to explain the distressing and debilitating illness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Threats and abuse finally led to him leave this particular research field, and he moved instead to military health and another complex illness which appeared after the first Gulf War in the early 90s, Gulf War Syndrome.
Years of detailed epidemiological studies about the health of British troops followed through the King's Centre for Military Health Research and many of the findings had a direct impact on policy within the armed forces.
Yet for somebody who has spent years as a psychiatrist treating patients with serious mental illness, Simon tells Jim Al-Khalili that people are tougher than many in authority give credit for and his research has had a major impact on the way we treat people after traumatic events. We used to think "better out than in" but studies showed after the London 7/7 Bombings for example, that jumping in and getting people to talk through the trauma straight away can actually do more harm than good.
Feb 14 2017 · 28mins