How to identify if someone has post-traumatic stress disorder? And are post-traumatic stress disorder signs easy to identify? Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) occurs when a person experiences or witnesses a traumatic event that leaves a strong impact on their memory and psyche. There is not a list of definable events that can lead to PTSD… Read more »
Posts Categorised: Psychiatry
Are people who suffer from schizophrenia dangerous?
The short answer is that the vast majority of people who suffer from schizophrenia pose absolutely no danger to anyone. However, as we all know from reading the papers, the very few who do harm people get huge amounts of publicity. So why do people with schizophrenia sometimes harm others (or indeed themselves)? Very often… Read more »
Choosing your psychiatrist
On the face of it, the government’s announcement on 13th December 2012, about giving patients a choice of consultant psychiatrist is a great idea, some may say long overdue. However my prediction is that for many Trusts, up and down the country this will cause enormous headaches and they will struggle to comply. Why? Simply… Read more »
Psychiatrist or Psychologist?
One of the most frequent reasons we have to get back to solicitors is because we are uncertain if they truly understand the difference between psychiatric and psychological – psychiatrist and psychologist. We know there is uncertainty because we often see the words used interchangeably within a single letter of instruction. This makes us nervous!… Read more »