Dr Judith Mohring, consultant psychiatrist at The Priory Wellbeing centre talks about practical approaches to patients whose symptoms evade diagnosis:
- Reframing the purpose of the consultation
- Validating patient experience when nothing serious has been found
- Explaining the role of the autonomic nervous system in MUS
- Holistic approaches to management- top 5 evidence based interventions
- Tailored use of medication
Dr Mohring read medicine in Cambridge and London; graduating as a university Gold Medal candidate. She completed higher training at The Maudsley and in 2009 became consultant primary care liaison psychiatrist for the Royal Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, managing all new GP referrals into NHS secondary care. She moved to The Priory Group in 2012, first in complex care services and now at the Wellbeing centre on Fenchurch St.
She has experience gained from working within a broad range of specialist services including, early intervention, adolescent services, forensic units and clinics specialising in mood disorder, personality difficulties, psychosis and psychiatric rehabilitation. She set up a cabinet office funded DBT service in Holloway Prison in 2007, and is dual trained in both general adult and rehabilitation psychiatry
Her special interests include women’s mental health, primary care psychiatry and the psychology of wellbeing and resilience. She has a keen interest in positive psychology, trained as a life coach in 2008 and set up a career coaching service for doctors following this. She enjoys coaching clients in work life balance, stress management, career development and avoiding burn out. She also has experience in cognitive behavioural, cognitive analytic and dialectical behaviour therapy.