According to a research from the World Health Organisation, published a few years ago, India recorded the highest rate of major depression in the world, at 36 per cent. It is going through unprecedented social and economic change, which often brings depression in its wake, the research said.

Dr Piyal Sen, an eminent psychiatrist based in London, discusses the issues related to mental health among the British population of South Asian origin. In an interview with Pervaiz Alam for Cine Ink Ltd,, a digital media platform, Dr Sen also talks about the state of mental health in India. He provides a few tips to take care of one’s mental health

Dr Piyal Sen has been working in London and around as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist for more than 15 years.

He is the Medical Director at Elysium Healthcare, a private health group having a portfolio across mental health care, neurological care, education, children’s services and private patient services.

Apart from clinical and management work, Dr Sen also has a strong interest in teaching and research. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy for teaching and a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Forensic and Neurodevelopmental Sciences, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, King’s College, London.

Dr Sen is the Treasurer and one of the Directors of the British and Irish Group for Services in Personality Disorder(BIGSPD), the largest network of professionals working in the field of personality disorder in the UK and Ireland. He is also the Forensic Lead in the Equivalence Executive of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a member of the RCPsych CASC Board of Examiners.

This interview with Dr Piyal Sen was recorded on 4 May 2018 in London.


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