Dr Paul McLaren is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director of The Priory Hayes Grove and The Priory Ticehurst House. He has held a senior lecturer appointment in psychiatry at Kings College, London and is also the Lead Consultant for the Addiction Treatment Programme at Hayes Grove Priory.
Dr McLaren is experienced in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of psychiatric disorders including bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and psychosis. He has extensive medico-legal experience in personal injury cases and in particular post-traumatic stress disorder, psychological disorders complicating physical injury, and the assessment of the effects of historical physical and sexual abuse in childhood.
Dr McLaren is vastly knowledgeable in undertaking assessments within clinical negligence cases, particularly in regard to the assessment of causation, and condition and prognosis. Dr McLaren has undertaken a large number psychiatric assessments for the Irish Redress, MOD and historic sex abuse in institutions.
He is a longstanding member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the UK EMDR association. He has a special clinical interest in the treatment of psychological trauma, OCD, Post Natal Depression, Substance Misuse and Addictions, Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse. His main research interest is Telepsychiatry in which he has published widely.