Priory Bitesize

Welcome to Priory Bitesize, our monthly bulletin for GPs in which a mental health expert will discuss dealing with certain conditions to support your patient discussions. If you are a GP and would like to receive Priory Bitesize communications, please email:

  • 27 Feb

    Dr Pawan Rajpal, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Bristol, explores autistic spectrum disorders. This article offers insight into how a GP can diagnose this condition, what the signs and symptoms to look out for are, and the best treatment available.

  • 30 Jan

    This month we spoke to Priory expert and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Nathan Anthony, about seasonal affective disorder (SAD). With shorter days and darker nights, cold weather and the pressures of Christmas only just behind us, we explore the difference between the 'winter blues' and this serious mental health condition.

  • 20 Dec

    With the holiday season in full swing, we spoke to Dr Jaya Gowrisunkur, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital Altrincham, about coping with stress during a time that can have a negative impact on mental health. We explore the causes of stress, the most appropriate treatment, and the best ways to avoid the pressures of Christmas.

  • 30 Nov

    During National Men’s Health Awareness Month in November, we spoke to Medical Director Johannes Van Niekerk at The Priory Hospital Bristol, about the concerning rise of depression and suicide amongst men. Throughout our discussion, we explored why this rise is taking place and what can be done to help.

  • 26 Oct

    This month we speak to Dr Kaleem Baig, Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director at The Priory Hospital Southampton. We take a look back on the recent national awareness day recognising foetal alcohol syndrome and explore this condition in more detail.

  • 28 Sep

    This month we speak to Professor David Veale, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital North London. With October's OCD Awareness Week on the horizon, we discuss a mental health disorder closely associated with this condition – body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

  • 30 Aug

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we speak to Dr Nicholas Dunn, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Oxford, about sex addiction and the influence of the internet.

  • 03 Aug

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. With the summer holidays upon us, this month we discuss the influence this season can have on spotting the signs and symptoms of an eating disorder. We explore how summer can trigger or exacerbate abnormal eating behaviour, and the best treatments for the condition.

  • 03 Jul

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we speak to Dr Alan Wear, General Adult Psychiatrist at The Manor Clinic and The Priory Hospital Southampton, to discuss addiction, underlying psychological causes, and the concept of 'dry drunk syndrome'.

  • 30 May

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we discuss the lesser known mental health condition Somatoform Disorder with Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Skirma Povilenaite.

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