Simon Wessely

Simon Wessely is Vice Dean, Chair of Psychological Medicine and Co Director of King's Centre for Military Health Research at King's College London

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PTSD and soldier suicide are serious, but let's be sure on the statistics

Panorama's claim that “more soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than were killed by the Taliban” suggests a worrying problem

Comment: Right of Reply; Simon Wessely

The professor of psychological medicine at King's College, London, responds to Joseph Schwartz's article in praise of psychoanalysis in the treatment of mental illness

The Saturday essay: In the culture of counselling, we all risk becoming victims

On Monday someone stole my computer. When I reported this, a charming policeman told me that I was as likely to see it again as I was to become a supermodel, and there was nothing much they could do to recover the stolen goods. This came as no surprise, and I assumed the matter had ended, but the following day came some evidence of police action - an invitation to join a victim support group.

You can't just lock up psychopaths

Jack Straw is suggesting something that in other contexts would be called 'internment without trial'
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