A Psych For Sore Minds

A Psych For Sore Minds

Explore the crossroads between mental illness and the criminal justice system with me, Dr Sohom Das. I'm a consultant forensic psychiatrist and I've worked in courts, prisons and secure psychiatric units. I hope you enjoy my stories and analysis of the past fifteen years of cases. Each of these episodes are available on my YouTube Channel as a video podcast at A Psych For Sore Minds. Come by and say hi! Stay euthymic, homies 💪🏾 read less
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Episodes

34: GANGS, Crime and MENTAL HEALTH Part 2: A Case Study | FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST (Dr Das)
02-02-2021
34: GANGS, Crime and MENTAL HEALTH Part 2: A Case Study | FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST (Dr Das)
Mr Q was an offender on remand for GBH when I went to assess him in prison as part of my role as an expert witness. He had become the target of gangs on the outside after they believed he had been a snitch. A label that would follow him.In prison he was attacked repeatedly and while alone in his cell his mental health was deteriorating. He was traumatised by a teenage incident where his friend was murdered right in front of him when they were jumped by a gang in his hometown. In this episode I go through why my mental health assessment of Mr Q didn’t go to plan, Mr Q’s history and symptoms and how I was able to gain vital information to help Mr Q get the mental health treatment he needed.Did you enjoy this episode? Please SUBSCRIBE to the channel! Make A Psych For Sore Minds your one-stop shop for mental illness information, real life criminal cases and forensic psychiatry. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CRIMECON UK - Sat, 12 Jun - Sun, 13 Jun 2021 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London UKGo to www.crimecon.co.uk to check out all the guest appearances, live talks, immersive experiences and who's going to be on Podcast Row! Buy your tickets using code PSYCH for 10% OFF - https://www.crimecon.co.uk/book-now#TICKETSCOVID PROOF PURCHASE - Your ticket is completely protected. Should CrimeCon UK in June 2021 not be safe to run due to COVID-19 the event will be moved to 25th & 26th September 2021. Your ticket will be transferred automatically to the new dates or refunded in full immediately should you prefer. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you have any questions about this episode or about mental health, get in touch! Comment below, email me at psychforsoreminds@gmail.com or join me on social media:-TWITTER - https://twitter.com/PsychSoreFACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/PsychSoreINSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/psychforsoreminds
29: CORONA Related PSYCHOSIS | FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST (Dr Das)
15-01-2021
29: CORONA Related PSYCHOSIS | FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST (Dr Das)
After doing some reading on covid psychosis I've been a little concerned to discover that it is a very real thing. Months after suffering with the Covid-19 virus, a small proportion of people are developing psychosis, that is an episode of being out of touch with reality for a period of time. For many it comes as a surprise and very unexpectedly. In this episode I delve a little deeper into what we know about coronavirus psychosis, and I tell you more about psychosis as a psychiatric manifestation including psychotic episodes and how they can present in different people. I also talk about schizophrenia and how this condition presents through multiple episodes of psychosis.The New York Times article I talk about in the video is here if you'd like to take a look for yourselves - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/28/health/covid-psychosis-mental.htmlWATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDMoLRTZnak&t=71sCatch-up with all episodes on YouTube - https://youtube.com/apsychforsoremindsIf you have any questions about this episode or about mental health, please do get in touch. You can comment below, email me at psychforsoreminds@gmail.com or join me on social media:-TWITTER - https://twitter.com/PsychSoreFACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/PsychSoreINSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/psychforsoreminds*NEW PODCAST EPISODES EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY plus bonus episodes where I answer your questions on mental health*
23: Psychopaths Part 3 - IS MICHAEL JORDAN A PSYCHOPATH? | FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST (Dr Das)
24-12-2020
23: Psychopaths Part 3 - IS MICHAEL JORDAN A PSYCHOPATH? | FORENSIC PSYCHIATRIST (Dr Das)
Do you think Michael Jordan is a psychopath? His passion and dedication to basketball is definitely intense, but does he have enough traits to put him over the threshold for a psychopath? Let's find out!Dr Das is a big Michael Jordan fan and an article he read recently sparked off an idea to test the psychopathy checklist he's talked about in earlier episodes in this series, on his favourite basketball player and see if he can answer that question.A grandiose sense of self-worth, pathological lying, conning and manipulative, lack of remorse or guilt...all of these are items on the 20 item psychopathy checklist (PCLR). Watch Dr Das run though each one as he applies them to Michael Jordan and hear his final conclusion. Watch Exploring Psychopaths Episodes 1 & 2 on YouTube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bRxUKkn_uc&list=PLOTMo50IxLy2moQKh4j0SVmT7p8gUejD1The article if you want to have a read is called Michael Jordan: Psychopathy or Psychological Ingenuity? - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343322907_Michael_Jordan_Pyschopathy_or_Psychological_IngenuityIf you have any questions about this episode or about mental health, Dr Das would love to hear from you! Comment below, email at psychforsoreminds@gmail.com or join him on social media:-TWITTER - https://twitter.com/PsychSoreFACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/PsychSoreINSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/psychforsoreminds/