The podcast reviewed here is an Acta Scandinavica Psychiatrica interview with Professor Sir David Goldberg who recently received a lifetime award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists (see here and here) (also see here for a list of 10 books he recommends). This might be more properly considered as a video (which it is) and this is a fascinating interview with a psychiatrist who has made valuable contributions in many different areas. Aubrey Lewis is one of the prominent historical figures in British Psychiatry and there are many insights into his views and practices in this interview. We here his views on the General Health Questionnaire which he developed and which has gone on to become extremely successful being used across the world. We hear Sir Goldberg’s views on a number of clinical issues and there are many example of his wisdom:-
‘you listen not just to what the patient is saying, you listen to the music in their voice….it’s just as informative as listening to the heart sounds‘
He also discusses the book he has written with Ian Goodyear – ‘The Origin and Course of Common Mental Disorders’. While the interview is approximately 30 minutes long it contains many deep insights into psychiatry and provides an opportunity to learn more about Professor Sir David Goldberg and his work.
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