It has been a hugely gratifying and humbling experience to get the chance to set up the Longcovid Service for Berkshire and work with a great team from primary and community care. We have learnt a lot and are continuing to learn as we help our patients suffering from Longcovid and offer them support, a listening ear, appropriate testing and treatments where available in a trauma informed manner.
In this episode, I speak to my consultant colleague Dr Abrar Hussain, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Berkshire health Foundation Trust and the lead for the Medically Unexplained Services locally and also supporting people with Functional Neurologic Disorders.
We had collaborated often to help many patients with overlapping physical and mental health issues. In this episode, he talks about the influence of viral infections and associated neuropsychiatric issues and highlights the multiple contributory effects on a persons physical and mental health. He also talks about the role of COVID 19 and treatments in ICU and associated PTSD and the impact of anxiety and hospitalisation and isolation.
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The Pain Speak podcast is presented by Dr Deepak Ravindran, a full time NHS Consultant specialising in Pain, Anaesthesia, MSK and Lifestyle Medicine. Dr Ravindran is also the author of the book, 'The Pain Free Mindset' and is the Lead for the Longcovid service and the Pain medicine Service at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.
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Mixed and edited by Rob Cao at https://dynamiqgroup.co.uk/
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