My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:
- MD Psychological Medicine
- Membership: Independent Doctors Forum, National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units.
My professional experience:
I was appointed to a substantive consultant post in the NHS in 1995 and in the last 8 years have held the consultant post to one of the four Psychiatric Intensive care units at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. In addition I work alongside medical toxicologists treating patients with medical and psychological complications following exposure to chemicals. I also provide consultant leadership to a team delivering culture specific service to South Asians in the London borough of Lambeth. In the recent past I worked as a visiting consultant to The Practitioner Health Programme providing mental health care to doctors and dentists in London.
During the course of my training I have worked with leaders in the field of psychiatry in India (Mumbai), Ireland (Dublin) and in London. I attained my higher qualifications in India and Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in England. I have regularly attended courses and training days in psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy, and biological psychiatry. I adhere to the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the General Medical Council requirements for Continuing Professional development and keep abreast with developments in psychiatry.
I have been in private practice since 2000.
My personal statement:
I have, throughout my career maintained a keen interest in both the biological and psychotherapeutic schools in psychiatry and practiced an integrated treatment model. I believe each individual patient’s presentation is unique and tailor treatment plans in the knowledge that what might work for one may not be best for another. I focus on nurturing strengths towards recovery and return to work. I encourage patient participation taking account of their views, and discuss treatment options before embarking on an agreed treatment plan. Confidentiality is fully maintained and information with GP’s and other care providers is shared with patient’s explicit agreement.
I treat patients suffering with General psychiatric disorders with expertise in the management of difficulties arising from conflict and stress in the work place, bipolar disorder, psychosis, medically unexplained symptoms, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
Additional information about my research, publications and interests:
- O’ Neill K & Gupta K (1991): Post- traumatic stress disorder in women who were victims of childhood sexual abuse. Irish Journal of Psychological medicine; vol 8: 124-127
- Patel V & Gupta K (1993):Trapped in the West: the problems faced by overseas doctors wishing to return home. Irish college of Physicians and Surgeons. Vol 22, (1), 23-25.
- Gupta K & Sivakumar K (1991): A Truth drug or ECT (L). The British Journal of Psychiatry. Vol 159: 444-445
- Gupta K & Sivakumar K (1994): Anorexia Nervosa and Tuberculosis: case reports and a review of immune mechanisms. International Journal of Eating disorders. Vol 15(3), 301- 304.
- Gupta K, Sivakumar K and Smeeton N (1995): Deliberate self-harm: a comparison of first time cases and cases with a prior history. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine. Vol 12(4), 131-134.
- Gupta K et al (1996): A two-year review of an “open access” multidisciplinary community psychiatric service for the elderly. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol 11: 795-99.
- Gupta K and Gupta N (1996): Legislating for community care: 117 after-care to supervised discharge, Psychiatric Care, vol 3(6), 214-216.
- Gupta K et al (1997): Apparent poisoning by wood preservatives: an attributional syndrome, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, vol 43 (4) 391-8.
- Kinane C & Gupta K (2001) Residential care homes for the mentally ill: implications for a catchment area service. Psychiatric Bulletin. Vol 25 (3) 58-61
- Gupta K & Horne R (2001): Influence of health beliefs on intervention outcome in-patients with chemical sensitivities. Journal of Psychosomatic Research : Vol 50 131-137.