Dr Natasha Bijlani is a Staff Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital Roehampton. She is also a Clinical Lead for Therapy Services and co-Clinical Tutor (for medical students).
Dr Bijlani was Consultant Psychiatrist for Wandsworth ACT Team, St. George's Hospital, Tooting, London between 2003 and 2006 and prior to that was Specialist Registrar for Eating Disorders, General Adult Psychiatry, Women's Service and Mother and Baby unit at Springfield University Hospital, Tooting. She was also the editor of the Women in Psychiatry Special Interest Group (WIPSIG) Newsletter of The Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2003 to 2009.
Dr Bijlani was Associate Consultant Psychiatrist at Central Stress Management Ltd and held weekly outpatient clinics at London Bridge Hospital and Devonshire Place.
(1994) Section 12(2) approved
(1993) MRCPsych, London
(1987) M.B., B.S., St Bartholomew's Hospital, University of London
9a Wilbraham Place Practice, London SW1X 9AE (out-patients)
Research and publications
Dr Bijlani has also made numerous media contributions on subjects including addictions, depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
- Women’s Hour – BBC Radio 4 – Stigma of depression (Jenni Murray) June 2003
- LBC News Radio, Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show, Seasonal Affective Disorder – Sept 2007
- ‘Update’ (Journal for GPs) “Depression & Bipolar Disorder – Expert answers to burning questions” – August 2007, pgs 9-11.
- Daily Mirror “Beating Addiction – Why we get hooked on drugs”, Judy Yorke – 4 Sept 2007, pg 34.
- The Independent, “Winter may herald SAD epidemic for millions”, Emily Dugan – 17 Sept 2007, pg 21
- Daily Mail “After that soggiest of summers, the winter of discontent”, David Derbyshire, 18 Sept 2007, pg 24.
- The Daily Telegraph, Features section, “A sinister web of sex and perfection”, Judith Woods, 21 Sept 2007, pg 24.
- Daily Mail ‘The SAD truth about those winter blues” Rachel Ellis, 25 Sept 2007, pg 49.
- First (magazine), “Cocaine is my secret pleasure – Fact file” by Dr Natasha Bijlani, 24 Sept 2007, pg 33-34.
- Closer (magazine), “I hope my darling wife Joanne is at peace with Natasha” (Natasha Coombs suicide), 29 Sept – 5 Oct 2007, pg 22-23.
- Glamour (magazine) “What every woman should know about antidepressants”, Hannah Ebelthite, Jan 2008, pg 111-120.
- Edge – From the Institute of Leadership and Management (magazine), “All work and no play”, Steve Coomber, Dec/Jan 2007-08, pg 20-25. (I provided an expert opinion on page 25).
- Zest (magazine), “Five early warning signs”, Feb 2008, pg 50-51.
- Men’s Health (magazine), “Joy Provision”, March 2008, pg 66-67.
- The Mail on Sunday, You magazine, “Things you don’t know about ……… Rehab”, Judith Woods, 30 March 2008, pg 23.
- Royal College of Psychiatrists, OP66, Mentoring and Coaching, (co-authored with Drs Rosalind Ramsay and Alan Swann), Nov 2008
- Easy Living (magazine), October 2009, pg 75, “Therapists on the Couch – the depression doctor” (A profile of my work as a psychiatrist)
- Best (magazine), “Young, gorgeous and plastic….” 27 Sept 2011, pg 26-27
- BBC News Website, “Does too little sunlight give us all the winter blues?” Philippa Roxby, 12 November 2011
- “Community Channel” TV interview on eating disorders and body image issues in men, broadcast on 30.01.2012
- Evening Standard (online magazine), “Beat the NEW* Blues....(that’s our never ending winter)” Susannah Butter, 25 March 2013
- Sky News Sunrise, TV guest appearance for interview with Eammon Holmes on SAD, 26 March 2013.