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Professor Phil Cowen

Professor P J Cowen trained in medicine at University College Hospital, London, and then in psychiatry at King's College Hospital. He then went to Oxford to work in the MRC Unit of Clinical Pharmacology under David Grahame-Smith and Richard Green. Since 1983 he has been an MRC Clinical Scientist and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry in Oxford. He was elected to a personal chair in Psychopharmacology in the University of Oxford in 1997 and the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2001. His main interests are in the biochemistry and treatment of mood disorders, particularly the pharmacological management of resistant depression.


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Psychopharmacology and Psychotherapy
Saturday 8 November 2014







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Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

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