Dr Michael Newson

Psychiatrist in London

B.A. D.Phil MB BS MRCPsych

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Professional statement

Dr Michael Newson is an consultant psychiatrist based in London. He specialises in neuropsychiatry, functional neurological disorders and LGBTQ+ mental health, alongside autism, adult ADHD and complex PTSD. Dr Newson privately practises at Maudsley Private Care and his NHS base is South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).

Dr Newson began his career in mental health with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Psychology, and Physiology at the University of Oxford. He then completed a doctorate in Psychopharmacology at Oxford, followed by post-doctoral research in psychoendocrinology at Bristol University. Transitioning from academia to medicine, he trained at Imperial College London and subsequently completed his psychiatry training at SLaM.

With over ten years of NHS experience, Dr Newson has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, covering general adult psychiatry and specialist neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental services. In his current NHS role, he provides assessments for neurodevelopmental conditions in adults, such as ADHD and ASD, and specialises in HIV neuropsychiatry and related mental health conditions. Dr Newson has extensive experience working with individuals who have faced discrimination, stigma or identity-related challenges.

His academic and clinical expertise encompasses a wide range of areas, including acquired brain injury, functional neurological disorders, dissociative seizures, psychopharmacology and trauma-informed care for conditions such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, adjustment disorders and PTSD. He also specialises in substance misuse, particularly concerning club drugs like crystal methamphetamine, GHB/GBL and mephedrone. Dr Newson is dedicated to providing a holistic assessment, considering biological, psychological and social factors to formulate personalised treatment plans. His initial assessments typically involve a 90-minute consultation and a 30-minute follow-up session, tailored to individual needs.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr Newson is a regular contributor to the membership examinations of the Royal College of Psychiatrists as a member of the MRCPsych critical review panel. He is a member of several professional organisations, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the British Medical Association, and the British Neuropsychiatric Association. Dr Newson is also listed on the GMC Specialist Register for General Adult Psychiatry with an endorsement in Liaison Psychiatry and serves on the London Region Section 12/AC Panel.

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