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.
- How dangerous are study drugs, really? We ask the experts by Lucy Miller 09th May 2014 14:54:34 http://www.thenationalstudent.com/Features/2014-05-09/How_dangerous_are_study_drugs_really_We_ask_the_experts.html
- Tesco Living; “How to beat insomnia” http://www.tescoliving.com/health-and-wellbeing/your-health/2014/july/how-to-beat-insomnia
- Daily Mirror, “Why the bikini is not just for the itsy-bitsy” Siobhan McNally, 19 Aug 2014, pg 34
- Mother and Baby magazine, Oct 2014, Becky Howard, Bump and Birth Antenatal Care, pg 36
- BBC Focus Science and Technology magazine, Issue 275, December 2014, How to beat the winter blues Lilian Anekwe, pg 57-60
- The Times, “How to cope when Christmas isn’t so perfect” by Anna Maxted, Saturday December 20 2014
- Radio interview; BBC Midlands, Sunny and Shay Grewal show, 7 January 2015 on how to cope with a new relationship following bereavement
- The Independent (Saturday magazine) “The Conversation” by Oscar Quinne- an interview about me and my work, 14 Feb 2015
The Guardian newspaper, “Teetotaller numbers rise in UK with one in five adults not drinking” by Amelia Hill, 13 Feb 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/13/teetotallers-on-rise-in-uk-one-in-five-dont-drink
The Huffington Post UK, “Could Being More Spontaneous Change Your Relationship?” by Sarah O’Meara, 09 Feb 2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/02/09/spontaneity-improve-relationships-tips-advice_n_6592252.html
The Express, “Older and wiser? A personal insight into ‘new later motherhood” by Kate Baily, 10 May 2015
Capital Radio news bulletin Dr Bijlani commenting on the potential dangers of sexting and cyber bullying, Monday 11 May 2015
The Times, “Teenage sexting could lead to depression in later life” by Rosemary Bennett, Monday 11 May 2015
BBC News website, Depression risk to sexting children, warns psychiatrist, Monday 11 May 2015
The Daily Mail, Sexting and online bullying is fuelling teenage depression by Sophie Borland – 11 May 2015
Channel 5 News 6.30pm Interview by Matt Spencer on Possible mental health effects of sexting and bullying, 11 May 2015
The Daily Mail, “Why are so many young women taking heart pills to calm their nerves? Beta blockers can reduce anxiety for extreme worriers” by Antonia Hoyle, 9 November 2015 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3309509/Why-young-women-taking-heart-pills-calm-nerves-Beta-blockers-reduce-anxiety-extreme-worriers.html
Natural Health Magazine “The Talking Cure” 1 January 2016
ES magazine (Evening Standard) “Where the rich go to dry out” by Charlotte Edwardes 21 Jan 2016
The Sunday Times, Focus “Keeping up with the Kollapsing Kardashians” by Leaf Arbuthnot, 13 March 2016, page 22
The Priory Hospitals website, March 2016, http://www.priorygroup.com/blog/mental-health/5-top-tips-for-mothers-with-low-mood-and-depression-in-the-postnatal-period
The Independent, “Why relationships are important to your wellbeing” by Kashmira Gander, 17 May 2016 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/mental-health-awareness-week-how-relationships-affect-your-mental-health-a7031951.html
NHVoice “Nurture relationships as they are vital for our wellbeing” by Emma Tiller, 17 May 2016, http://nhv.us/content/16056210-nurture-relationships-they-are-vital-our-wellbeing
Counsel and Heal Mental Health, “Relationships Key to Your Sanity: How People Around You Affect Your Mental Well-Being” by Brian McNeill 18 May 2016 http://www.counselheal.com/articles/24438/20160518/relationship-key-persons-mental-well-being.html
The Telegraph, “Three common menopause myths debunked” by Claire Fox, 25 July 2016, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/skin/menopause-care/common-menopause-myths
The Telegraph, “Advice to help clear the menopause fog” (Advertisement feature Vichy Neovadiol) by Claire Fox, 25 July 2016, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/skin/menopause-care/clearing-the-fog
The Telegraph, “Advice for managing menopause in the workplace” (Advertisement feature Vichy Neovadiol) 1 August 2016 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/skin/managing-menopause-in-the-workplace
Yahoo Style, “Are you ever too old to become a mum?” by Claire Dorking, 13 October 2016. https://www.yahoo.com/style/are-you-ever-too-old-to-become-a-mum-the-pros-and-144721386.html?src=rss
The Daily Express and Sunday Express, “Perfect peace: The top tips to avoid a stressful Christmas” by Sarah Ewing, 20 November 2016. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/734061/How-to-avoid-a-stressful-Christmas
Stylist magazine, “How to keep the peace and avoid a family bust-up this Christmas” by Amy Lewis, 5 December 2016. http://www.stylist.co.uk/life/year-of-you/december/how-to-avoid-family-arguments-christmas-day-expert-tips-keeping-the-peace-diffuse-tension
The Daily Mail online, “Awkward menopause side-effect that no one talks about: One in five women see their cup size increase- often dramatically. And it can be so painful they resort to surgery” by Eimer O’hagan, 11 January 2017. http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/femail/article-4107694/Awkward-menopause-effect-no-one-talks-One-five-women-cup-size-increase-dramatically-painful-resort-surgery.html
Yahoo Style UK “The rise of the sixty-plus birth club” by Marie Claire Dorking, January 19, 2017 https://ca.style.yahoo.com/the-rise-of-the-sixty-plus-birth-club-122721302.html