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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Oct 2006: Dr Mike Slade and Professor Ming T. Tsuang

Our first podcast focuses on two papers from the October 2006 British Journal of Psychiatry

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Dr. Mike SladeDr Mike Slade Dr Slade, Clinical Psychologist at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, talks to Dr Persaud about whether measuring scientifically how patients are doing can impact on their care.

Read the article: Use of standardised outcome measures in adult mental health services: Randomised controlled trial

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(Interview starts at: 0 mins 0 secs)


Professor Ming T. Tsuang

Professor Ming T. Tsuang Professor Tsuang, Genetic Epidemiologist from the Universities of Harvard and California, talks to Dr Persaud as to whether it is possible to spot the psychological differences between those at high risk of developing schizophrenia in the future and the general population. In theory could this lead us to predicting who will develop schizophrenia many years before onset, and can the illness be prevented?

Read the article: Psychopathology, personality traits and social development of young first-degree relatives of patients with schizophrenia

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(Interview starts at: 14 mins 47 secs)