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:

  • 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.

  • 27 Apr

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. In support of World Autism Awareness Week, we speak with Dr Hayley Van Zwanenberg, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, to understand Autism further. Hayley talks about the importance of early diagnosis, how it may first present, and discusses what the best advice is to offer patients and families.

  • 27 Mar

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we discuss self-harm – what are the common misconceptions of self-harming, why people cause injury to themselves, and what is the best care and management for individuals you are concerned about…

  • 28 Feb

    March includes International Eating Disorders Awareness Week, so Priory Bitesize spoke to Dr Eileen Feeney, Specialist Eating Disorder Consultant Psychiatrist at The Priory Hospital Woking.

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