Iain McDougall

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Iain McDougall is a Consultant Psychiatrist (General Adult Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy), psychoanalytic psychotherapist and works at a Personality Disorder Service in Belfast. He is interested in the treatment of personality disorders, psychoanalysis, quality improvement and arts in healthcare.


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What role should psychoanalysis play in modern mental health practice?


Camille Hart and Iain McDougall explore a recent narrative review by Jessica Yakeley and argue that psychodynamic psychotherapies should be made more widely available within UK 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…]