Dr Robert Cohen
Robert Cohen qualified in medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London and undertook post-graduate training in psychiatry at the Royal London Hospital and in forensic psychiatry at Friern Hospital. He has been working as a private practitioner in general adult psychiatry for over 30 years and he sees a wide range of people and problems, in particular those with anxiety and depression.
He has an interest in both talking therapies and psychopharmacology and adopts an eclectic approach to treatment.
He is senior author of an undergraduate textbook of psychiatry and has also written an MCQ tutor for trainee psychiatrists preparing for the Royal College of Psychiatrists examination.
He was Medical Director at Cygnet Hospital in Harrow (formerly Bowden House) from 1991-2006 and was a visiting consultant at Spire Hospital Bushey. In addition to his clinical work, he regularly lectures to industry on a wide range of topics including stress in the workplace and the importance of wellness.
‘Psychiatry is as much to do with people and helping them solve their problems in their everyday lives as it is about minds and mental illness. Enabling people to understand the cause of their symptoms and distress is in my view vitally important in helping them to overcome their difficulties. I strongly believe that the treatment must fit the individual and not vice versa, and using my clinical experience to decide on the most effective way of helping those that I see, will I hope enhance the prospect of a successful outcome.’
Areas of interest
Depression; Eating disorders; Anxiety disorders