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:

  • 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.

  • 26 Jan

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we discuss depression – what are the most effective ways to support those living with the illness? What is the best way to approach a patient you are concerned about?...

  • 26 Oct

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize This month we discuss Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - who can it affect; what are the signs and symptoms; and what is the most effective treatment?

  • 28 Sep

    This month we discuss the clinical effectiveness of Group Therapy, what a typical session would look like, and the positive outcomes they achieve.

  • 23 Aug

    Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we discuss mental health and young people, spotting the signs and symptoms of a mental illness and the importance of seeking help early.

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