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I am a consultant psychiatrist specialising in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders. I have extensive experience of working in general adult psychiatry, specialist eating disorders services, forensic services and I have produced many medico-legal reports for both the insurance industry and the courts. I have trained cognitive behaviour therapy. I have research experience in treatment of depression, eating disorders and services for severe mental illness.
Areas of interest
Common psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders; depression and eating disorders.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Psychiatrist in general adult psychiatry at NHS Lothian & Honorary clinical senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
My main research interests are in psychological therapies for mental illness (including depression and eating disorders). My research training was at the Medical Research Council Centre at the Institute of Psychiatry where I researched into family intervention in the treatment of depression and public education to reduce stigma in mental illness. Subsequently I have published research into the treatment of eating disorders.
Clinical excellence awards.
Schmidt U, Oldershaw A, Jichi F, Sternheim L, Startup H, McIntosh V, Jordan J, Tchanturia, K Wolff G, Rooney M, Landau S, Treasure J (2012) A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Novel Trait Focused Treatment in Adults with Anorexia Nervosa. British Journal of Psychiatry. 201, 392-399.
Wolff G (2009) Eating disorders. In: Handbook of Primary Care Mental Health. Eds: Linda Gask, Helen Lester, Tony Kendrick, Robert Peveler. London, Gaskell.
Wolff G & Treasure J (2008) Medical and psychological consequences. In: ABC of eating disorders. Ed: Jane Morris. BMJ Books.
Leff, J., Alexander, B., Asen, E., Brewin, C.B., Dayson, D., Vearnals, S. and Wolff G. (2003) Modes of action of family interventions in depression and schizophrenia: the same or different? Journal of Family Therapy, 25, 357-370.
Wolff, G. (2001) “Stigma: how to cope with the stigma of mental illness as a carer and patient”. In: Mental illness: a handbook for carers. Eds: R Ramsay, C Gerada, S Mars and S Szmukler. Jessica Kingsley, London.
Leff, J., Vearnals, S., Brewin, C. R., Wolff, G., Alexander, B., Asen, E., Dayson, D., Jones, E., Chisolm, D. & Everitt, B. (2000) The London Depression Intervention Trial. Randomised controlled trial of antidepressants v. couple therapy in the treatment and maintenance of people with depression living with a partner: clinical outcome and costs. British Journal of Psychiatry, 177, 95-100.
Wolff, G. (1997) Attitudes of the Media and the Public. In: Care in the Community: Illusion or reality?. Ed: J Leff; John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
Wolff, G., Pathare, S., Craig, T. & Leff, J. (1996) Public Education for Community Care. A new approach. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 441-447.
Wolff, G., Pathare, S., Craig, T. & Leff, J. (1996)Community Attitudes to Mental Illness. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 183-190.
Wolff, G., Pathare, S., Craig, T. & Leff, J. (1996) Community Knowledge of Mental illness and Reaction to Mentally Ill People. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 191-198.
Wolff, G., Pathare, S., Craig, T. & Leff, J. (1996) Who's in the lions' den? The community's perception of community care for the mentally ill. Psychiatric Bulletin, 20 (2), 68-71.
- BSc (Hons) University of Manchester 1982
- MB, ChB University of Manchester 1985
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 1990
- MD University of Manchester 1995
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Institute of Psychiatry 1997
Reference number 3078103
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of completion of specialist training in psychiatry, Specialist Training Authority, 1997
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: dr.geoffrey.wolff