Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

The professional and educational body for psychiatrists in the UK. The College was originally founded in 1841 as the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane. In 1926, it received its Royal Charter, and became the Royal Medico Psychological Association, and finally, in 1971 the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The College is responsible for the membership examination and organises scientific and clinical conferences and lectures, as well as continuing professional development activities. It publishes books, reports and educational material for professionals and the general public, as well as the British Journal of Psychiatry, The Psychiatrist, Advances in Psychiatric Treatment and International Psychiatry.

Royal College of Psychiatrists, remit
• Set standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and mental healthcare;
• Lead, represent and support psychiatrists;
• Work with service users, carers and their organisations.
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The Royal College of Psychiatry (RCP) advises that most women will get better without any treatment within three to six months, but one in four mothers with postnatal depression are still depressed when their child is one year old (RCP, 2012).
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Labour's public health spokesman Dr Richard Simpson - a fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry - said: "One of the big problems here is the uncertainty created by the recession.
11) utilized the CLAS-MR Short Form to survey attitudes of psychiatric residents across Canada, who were attending an elective preparatory course for certification in the Royal College of Psychiatry.
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Her psychiatrist mother Sheila - recently elected next President of the Royal College of Psychiatry - heads the hospital's department of mental health.
Her mother, Professor Sheila Hollins, a psychiatrist who has been elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatry, is at her daughter's bedside at St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London.
Her mother, Professor Sheila Hollins, a psychiatrist who has been elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatry, was at her daughter's bedside at St George's Hospital, in Tooting, south London last night.
The Royal College of Psychiatry reported in 1997 that dependence is recognised as a significant risk for patients using benzodiazepines for longer than four weeks.
He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatry and was a Research Professor of Management Science at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and Honorary Professor of the University of Buenos Aires.
Mrs Witchalls' husband, Benoit, an engineer, and her mother, Professor Sheila Hollins, a psychiatrist who has been elected president of the Royal College of Psychiatry, have been at her bedside at St George's Hospital, in Tooting, south London.

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