Iain McDougall

Iain McDougall
Iain McDougall is a specialist trainee in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy working in Belfast. He has completed a medical degree and masters in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He is interested in the application of psychoanalytic principles across mental health services, personality disorders and the challenges young people face transitioning from CAMHS to adult mental health services.


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Talking therapy for teenagers (MBT-A) reduces self-harm and depression in self harming teens over a 12 month period

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In adults there is a growing body of evidence for psychotherapeutic interventions such as Transference Focussed Psychotherapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy for patients who self harm. In the teenage population, there has been limited evidence to show that interventions are better than the treatment already provided. MBT has developed from psychodynamic psychotherapy and [read the full story…]