Archives for March, 2016

The Psychology Behind The Brussels Terrorists

The Psychology Behind The Brussels Terrorists   by Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   The authorities have released pictures of men implicated in the Brussels bombings, one of whom is thought to be still at large. But does the current media analysis mislead as to who is ultimately responsible?   A new study, recently published […]

Is Baroness Bakewell Wrong to Claim Anorexia is linked to Narcissism?

by Dr Raj Persaud – Psychiatrist in Private Practice in Harley Street, London and Dr Kathleen Martin Ginis, Professor of Exercise Psychology, McMaster University, Canada.   Joan Bakewell, an eminent member of the UK House of Lords, is apologising for comments she made linking anorexia to narcissism. The BBC News and other media sites report […]

CAN PSYCHOLOGY EXPLAIN THE MARIA SHARAPOVA DOPING CONTROVERSY?

CAN PSYCHOLOGY EXPLAIN THE MARIA SHARAPOVA DOPING CONTROVERSY? Raj Persaud and Peter Bruggen   Mystery continues to surround the revelation that tennis champion Maria Sharapova has tested positive for a banned substance. One of the enigmas surrounds the drug implicated; meldonium is reportedly widely used for the treatment of heart problems, so why would an […]