Malcolm Philip Isadore WELLER.
Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust
Honorary Research Professor in Psychological Medicine, Middlesex
Visiting Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Previously lecturer and first assistant Charing Cross Hospital
School of Medicine 1976-81.
DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.
B.A. Cambridge University, (Experimental Psychology) 1955.
M.A. Cambridge University 1958.
M.B. B.S. University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1972.
Fellow Royal College of Psychiatrists (F.R.C.Psych.) 1987 (Member
Fellow British Psychological Society 1986 (FBPsS) (Member 1958,
Associate Fellow 1979).
Honorary Fellow Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum
(Hon. FCINP) 2007
International Fellow American Psychiatric Association (FAPA) 2013
Chartered Psychologist (Neuropsychology Section)
Medical student elective period scholarship, Mental Health
Wilfred Kingdom Prize in Psychological Medicine, Newcastle
Ver Heyden de Lancey Postgraduate Prize, Cambridge University 1984 and 1986.
Adviser and participant in BBC radio feature: Breakdown, Italia
British Council Travel Award 1987.
Lifetime achievement Fellow of the Collegium Internationale
Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP) 2009.
Other Learned Societies
Founder Member British Psychopharmacology Society.
Elected Member New York Academy of Sciences (Psychology section).
International Fellow American Psychiatric Association.
Emeritus Member American Association for the Advancement of
Invited Fellow of Royal Society of Arts.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (Council Member Psychiatry Section).
Member British Neuropsychiatry Association.
Neuropsychiatry and Academic Faculties of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
(Executive Committee Member).
Mental Health Research Fund
Scottish Affairs Office.
British Journal of Psychiatry
British Medical Journal
Medicine, Science and the Law
European Journal of Speech and Communication
Which (Health Suppl.)
Member Editorial Board, British Journal of Medical Practitioners
Referee Medical publishing houses
W B Saunders.
Invited advisor to the Law Commission, on their Consultation
Mentally incapacitated adults and decision-making: medical
treatment and research, Consultation Paper no. 130
Common and Public Law: liability for psychiatric illness:
Consultation Paper no. 137.
Criminal Liability: Insanity and Automatism Discussion Paper
Teaching video tapes prepared for use by the W.H.O. for the
Present State Examination and the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale.
Author of a modification of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale as
used by W.H.O.
Elected to the New York Academy of Science (Psychology Section)
Co-ordinator and fundholder, joint research, Neurosciences unit, Hadassah Hospital.
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 1985-1989.
External examiner for the Master in Medicine (Psychiatry) degree
National University of Singapore 1987 and 1988, as representative of
Royal College of Psychiatrists, and invited course tutor and lecturer 1989 ,
Member Organising Committee International Meeting on Myth and
Fable, Hungary 1992.
Member of the Scientific Committee, European Association for the
History of Psychiatry.
Invited Foreign Lectures
Jerusalem Mental Health Centre. Cognitive and Sensory Defects in
Schizophrenia. Nov. 1985
Tel-Aviv Mental Health Centre, Beer Y'acov 9th February and
Hadassah Hospital Medical School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
24th Feb. 1986 The ethology of depression.
University of the Negev (Beersheba) Laterality and schizophrenia
Medical Society of Singapore, Chapter of Psychiatry, 11th July
1989. Aggression, Depression and Territory.
Lisbon: Hospitais Psiquiatricos, que Futuro? (In: Revista de
Psiquiatrica, 1989, 1(4): 191-202.)
Paris: Prise en charge des malades mentaux: L'experience
Britanique. (In: Quels Herbergements Therapeutique en Europe.
Eres, Toulouse, 1992.)
Eugen Bleuler a man of our time. Lisbon January 2005
Plus presentations to Medical Bodies in Stockholm, Vienna,
Barcelona, Lisbon, Switzerland, Holland, etc., see below.
Administrative Activities (Past and Present)
Long-standing Chairman London Psychiatric Committee,
previous Chairman of Merit Awards and Conference committees.
Executive Psychiatric Committee Member and Prize Adjudicator,
Royal Society of Medicine and representative to NICE 2006-1010.
Co-opted member Royal College Thames Division Executive
Chairman CONCERN, 1989 to 1999
Chairman W. Haringey Division of Psychiatry, 1981- 1985,
Chairman joint Divisions of E. and W. Haringey Psychiatry 1992-
Vice Chairman (1984-1993) BMA N.E. Thames Regional Committee for
Hospital Medical Services, now Consultants and Specialists
Member of National Counselling Service for Sick Doctors.
Honorary Medical Adviser to National Schizophrenia Fellowship
(also conference organiser and founder member of Parliamentary
Current Executive Member Royal College of Psychiatrists: Neuropsychiatry Section;
Previous General Adult Psychiatry; Social, Community and Rehabilitation Sections,
(author report on training); Co-opted member Pharmacology
Committee (author report on education); Member of joint committee
Royal College of Psychiatrists and British Psychological Society.
Ex officio East Anglian Divisional Committee.
Member of the Central Committee of the BMA
Chairman Joint Thames Psychiatric Chairmen and Executive
Initiated and administered M.R.C. Psych. Course (Behavioural
Sciences) for joint Medical Research Fund and 3 Teaching
Hospitals, under the auspices of the British Postgraduate Medical
Federation (London University).
Royal College of Psychiatrists Conference Organiser
Northwick Park, St. Mary's, Middlesex and
Charing Cross Medical Schools 1976-1981,
Co-opted member Board of Studies in Psychology, London
University (1976 to 1998).
Member of the Higher Degrees Sub-Committee (1976 to 1998).
External examiner Manchester University and National University
of Singapore as representative of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Previous member Standing Committee Board of Studies in Medicine,
London University 1981 - 1984.
Representative of the Board of Studies in Medicine to the special
advisory committee on Human Communication and Speech Sciences.
1984 - 1996.
Examination Committee London University 1992-1999.
Previous Examination Officer Royal Society of Medicine (2006-2010).
Member of the standing committee of the University Teachers of
Psychiatry (1977 to 2000).
Co-author of Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry
report on the teaching of Behavioural Sciences, adopted by Royal
College of Psychiatrists 1982.
Convener of University Teachers of Psychiatry working party:
Teaching psychology to trainee psychiatrists: principal author of
Convener working party of Pharmacology Committee, Royal College
of Psychiatrists, Teaching pharmacology to trainee psychiatrists.
Principle author of subsequent report.
Visiting Fellow, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University
Dimensions of Community Care ed. M.P.I. Weller and M. Muijen,
Bailliere Tindall, London 1993.
M.P.I. Weller ed. The Scientific Basis of Psychiatry, 1983.
Second edition, ed. M.P.I. Weller and M. Eysenck, W.B. Saunders,
London, Philadelphia, Toronto etc. 1992.
MCQs in Psychiatry. S, Beauman, J. Pilgrim and M.P.I. Weller
W.B. Saunders, London, Philadelphia, Toronto etc. 1992.
International Perspectives in Schizophrenia ed. John Libby,
M.P.I. Weller and D. van Kammen. Recent Advances in Clinical
Psychiatry, 1997 Bailliere Tindal, London.
Editor in Chief, Bailliere's Clinical Psychiatry series
Genetics of Mental Disorder. vols. I and II
Hypnotics and Anxiolytics.
Pharmacological Management of Chronic Psychiatric Disorders
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Drugs of Abuse
Psychiatric Issues in Women
Psychosocial aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome
M.P.I.Weller and B.T. Kugler, Tactile Discrimination and
Proprioception in Schizophrenia and Affective Illness. In:
Hemisphere Asymmetrics of Function and Psychopathology. eds. J.
Gruzelier and P. Flor-Henry. Elsevier, Amsterdam, New York and
London 1979 pp.463-474.
M.P.I. Weller and J.D. Montagu, Electroencephalographic Coherence
in Schizophrenia. In: Hemisphere Asymmetries of Function and
Psychopathology. eds. J. Gruzelier and P.Flor-Henry. Elsevier,
Amsterdam, New York and London 1979 pp.285-292.
Weller M.P.I. (1981) Schizophrenia Neuroleptics and Parkinson's
Disease. pp. 67-74 In: Recent Advances in Neurology. ed. C. Rose
and R. Capildeo. Pitmans Medical, Tunbridge Wells.
M.P.I. Weller and P. Jauhar, Travel-Induced Disturbance in
Circadian Rhythms as Precipitants of Affective Illness. In:
Biological Psychiatry. eds. G. Perris, G. Stuwe and B. Jansson.
Elsevier, North Holland 1981.
Some Problems in the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia and the Concept
of Clear Consciousness pp.117-166 in: Aspects of Consciousness.
ed R. Stevens, Academic Press, London, New York, Tokyo etc. 1984.
The Sequelae of Head Injury and the Post-Concussion Syndrome.
In: Advances in Clinical Psychiatry. ed. K. Granville-Grossman
Vol. 5 1985.
T.R.E. Barnes and M.P.I. Weller, Movement Disorders and
Neuroleptic Medication: Chap. 17 In: Neurobehavioural Dysfunction
Induced by Psychotherapeutic Agents, eds. N.S. Shah and A.G.
Donald, Plenium Publishing Co. New York and London, 1986 pp.323-
Cognitive and sensory defects in schizophrenia. In: The long-term
management of patients suffering from schizophrenia. eds. R.R.R.
Tilleard-Cole and M. Lader Franklyn Scientific, London and
Compensation for Psychiatric Traumata. In: Forensic Psychiatry.
eds. R. Bluglass and P. Bowden, Churchill Livingstone, 1990.
The Pain of Psychosis. In: Proceedings of the History of Medicine
Section of the Royal Society of Medicine Pain ed. R. Mann,
Parthenon, London 1988.
Clear Consciousness and the diagnosis of schizophrenia: An
irreconcilable problem? Contemporary Themes in Psychiatry:
(Festschrift for Sir Martin Roth), ed. K. Davison and A. Kerr,
Gaskell, the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 1989.
The Need for Asylum in: Homelessness and Mental Illness ed. M.
Payne and R. Powell, Concern Publications, London, 1991.
Prise en charge des malades mentaux: L'experience Britanique. In:
Quels Herbergements Therapeutique en Europe. Eres, Toulouse,
K. Bashir and M. Weller. What Hospitals can do to help. in:
Managing Manic Depressive Disorders, ed. V. Varma. Jessica
The future is behind us: in Psychiatry for the New Millenium, ed.
M T Haslam, Society of Clinical Psychiatrists, Linclon 2003.
In: International Perspectives in Schizophrenia ed. John Libby,
The Concept of Clear Consciousness
Active Case Finding in London.
The Spectrum of Schizophrenia
In: Scientific Basis of Psychiatry, W.B. Saunders, London,
Philadelphia, Toronto etc. 1992.
Frontiers of Psychiatry (Weller and Eysenk)
Depressive illness and antidepressant drugs
Personality (M.P.I Weller and D.F.Peck)
Ethology (M.P.I Weller and R.Priest)
Human Development (M.P.I. Weller, T.Fundudis and I.Kolvin)
Intelligence (J.Freeman, M.P.I. Weller and M. Eysenck)
In Dimensions of Community Care, Bailliere Tindall, London.
The Way Forward
An Intensive Care Unit
Violence and Mental Illness. British Medical Journal.
1984 289, 2-3.
The spectrum of schizophrenia. Postgraduate Medical Journal 1987,
Portugal: Psychiatric Troubles. Lancet 1988 (i) 1098 (anon).
Dying with their rights on. Lancet 1989 ii 1492 (anon).
Clozapine. Lancet 1989 ii 1430-1432 (anon).
Diagnosis of Schizophrenia. Lancet 1990 (i) 1432-1433 (anon).
Britain Blazing a Well Worn Trail. Journal of Hospital and
Community Psychiatry 1990, 41: 239.
The objecting and the objectionable. Journal of Forensic
Psychiatry 1992, 3: 400-403.
Midazolam and sexual fantasies. American Journal of Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery, 1993, Dec;92(7):1368-7.
London's mental health problems. Lancet. 349/9047 (224) 1997
The UK Draft Mental Health Bill 2004: a compromise that pleases no one.
Weller M, Brahams D. The Lancet - Vol. 364, Issue 9446, 6 November Pages 1651-1652.
Depression and Anxiety
Jauhar P., Weller M.P.I. and Hirsch S.R. (1979) Electroconvulsive
Therapy for a Patient with a Cardiac Pacemaker. British Medical
Journal. 13 Jan. 90-91.
Jauhar R. and Weller M.P.I. (1982). Psychiatric Morbidity and
Time Zone Changes. A Study of Patients from Heathrow Airport.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 140, 231-235.
Weller M.P.I. and Ameen N. (1982). Koro, Reactive Depression and
Reactive Hypomania. American Journal of Psychiatry. 139, 970.
The Psycho-Biology of Anxiety. Psychiatry in the 80s. 1983 1 (4),
Somatic Symptoms of Anxiety Moulded by Early Experience. British
Journal of Psychiatry 1984 144, 101.
Agoraphobia and Hyperthyroidism. British Journal of Psychiatry
1984 144, 553-554.
Ang P.C. and Weller M.P.I. (1984). Koro and Psychosis. British
Journal of Psychiatry. 145; 335.
Hysterical behaviour in a patriarchal community: Four cases, one
with Ganser-like symptoms. British Journal of Psychiatry, 1988
Gamito A.O. and Weller M.P.I. Depression at sea. Acta Medica
Portuguesa. 1991 4(5) 268-9.
Plus ca change: Back to the future. British Journal of Medical Practitioners
March 2009 Volume 2 Number 1. pp 14-19
So called care in the so called community. World Medicine
November 1984 29-31.
Friern Hospital: Where have all the patients gone? Lancet March
Invited submission to the Parliamentary Select committee on
Social Services 1984-1985, copy (CC142) placed in the House of
Commons Library (cited p.83 Second Report from the Social
Services Committee vol. 1 HMSO, London and vol.ll p.6).
Psychiatric hospital closures: Some unresolved problems. Bulletin
of the British Psychological Society 1985 38, 421-422.
Does the community care? Public Health (Journal of the Society of
community Medicine) 1986, 100: 76-83.
Psychiatry in Britain: Meaning and Policy, book review, Changes,
March 1986 173.
Something More to Say. Local Government Review 1986 150: 564-586,
Brahams D. and Weller M.P.I. Crime and Homelessness among the
Pt. l New Law Journal 1985 135: 761-763.
Pt.2 1985 135: 626-629.
(Reprinted with added appendix, Medico-legal Journal, 1986,
The management of psychiatric patients in the community - Has it
gone too far? Medico-Legal Journal 1986(2) 83-103.
Weller B.G.A., Weller M.P.I. and Cheyne A. Long-term psychiatric
patients in the community. British Journal of Psychiatry, 1986,
Weller M.P.I. and Jauhar P. Wandering at Heathrow airport.
Medicine Science and Law, 1987, 27(1) 37-39.
Weller B.G.A., Weller M.P.I., Cocker E. and Mahomed S. Crisis at
Christmas 1986. Lancet, March 7 1987, 553-554.
Community Health Care? pp. 6-7 in: Homelessness ed. and
publisher B. Snelgrove, 210 Brighton Rd., Sutton SM2, 1987.
Weller M.P.I. Future psychiatric services: Planning for illness
or distress? Nature 1987 339, 349-252
Weller M.P.I. and Weller B.G.A. Mental Illness and social policy.
Medicine Science and the Law 1988 28, 47-53. (Reprinted with up-
date New Law Journal 1989 139: 1382-1383, 1389.)
Mental illness - who cares? Nature 1989 399: 249-252.
Some Disquieting Trends in Mental Health. Journal of the Board
of Visitors. 1990, 36: 10-11.
Weller M.P.I, Weller B.G.A. and Cheyne A. Quality of life after
discharge from long-stay wards. Lancet 1990 Dec 1 1384-1385.
A Charter for Mentally Ill Homeless People. Sane, April 1992.
The need for asylum. Jewish Association for the Mentally Ill,
If not a national emergency, then a disaster. Sane Talk
spring/summer 1992 p.10
Weller M.P.I., Sammut R.G., Santos M.J.H. and Horton J. Whose
sleeping in my bed? Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists 1993, 17: 652-654.
Social Psychiatry (book review) British Journal of Psychiatry
1994, 163: 705
Fagin L, Hollander D. and Weller M. The Consultant's work load: a
working framework. Psychiatric Bulletin. 1995. 19(9) 532-535.
The effectiveness of social interventions for homeless substances
Abusers. Psychological Medicine 1998, May 28, 1000
Mental Illness in Inner London, result of surveys. Multiauthors.
Bull. of Royal College of Psychiatrists 2000.
Success of community care? Br. J. Psychiatry, Mar 2003; 182: 266
Ashanti fertility dolls (Akua'ba) Bri J Psych February 2012 200:91
Professional Issues Arising from Psychological Evidence
Presented in Court. Bulletin of the British Psychological Society
1983. 36, 217 and 296.
Post-Traumatic Neurosis. (Book Review). Medico-Legal Journal.
1983 51, 263-264.
The Role of Psychologists in Psychiatric Diagnosis. Medico-Legal
Journal. 1983 51 (ii), 107-111.
The Limitations of Psychiatric Diagnoses. Medico-Legal Journal.
1983 51 (iv).
Psychiatry and Violent Offenders. British Medical Journal 1984
Violence and mental illness. British Medical Journal 1984 289:
Crowds, mobs and riots. Medicine Science and the Law 1985 25(4):
Psychopathy: A debated concept with biological features.
Practical Reviews in Psychiatry 1985 5 5-8.
Head Injury: Organic and Psychogenic Issues in Compensation
Claims. Medicine, Science and Law. 1985 25: 11-25.
Compensation issues in grand mal epilepsy. Medicine Science and
Law 1985 26: 143-149.
The statute of time limitation in post traumatic epilepsy. New
Law Journal, 1986 136 409-412.
Summary of Convictions. Medico-Legal Journal 1986 (3) 176-180.
Medical concepts in psychopathy and violence. Medicine Science
and Law, 1986, 26(2): 131-143.
Aspects of violence. Lancet, 1987, September 12: 615-617.
The anatomy of violence. Pt. l New Law Journal, 1987 137: 858-
860, Pt. ll 137: 881-883.
Perchance to dream. New Law Journal, 1987, 137: 52.
No fault compensation for medical negligence. New Law Journal
1987, 137: 722.
The timing of compensation claims in head injury cases. Medico-
legal Journal 1987 55: 166-169.
Weller M.P.I. and Weller B.G.A. Crime and mental illness.
Medicine Science and the Law 1988 28: 38-46.
Weller M.P.I., Weller B.G.A., Beauman S. and Cocker E. The local
use of section 136. Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists 1988 12: 235-236.
Weller M.P.I., Weller B.G.A. and Badenoch D. Mentally abnormal
prisoners on remand. British Medical Journal 1988 297: 559-560.
Weller B.G.A and Weller M.P.I. Prison - the psychiatric dumping
ground? New Law Journal 1989 139: 1335-1337.
Weller M.P.I. and Somers W.A. The legal concept of recklessness
and some critical pharmacological notes on R. v. Hardie .
Medicine Science and Law. 1991 31: 152-156.
Asbestos related diseases. Association of Lloyd's Members News
November 1991 1-3.
Asbestos risks. New Law Journal 1991 141: 1635-1636.
Asbestos and cancer: history and public policy. British Journal
of Industrial Medicine. 1992 49: 70-71.
Insurance, reinsurance and underwriting names liability in
asbestos related diseases. Medicine Science and the Law, January
Post traumatic stress disorder. New Law Journal, 1993 143: 878-
Sexual fantasies and false accusations following anaesthesia.
New Law Journal 143: 1471-72, 1993.
Insanity, psychiatry and criminal reponsibility. New Law Journal
1993, 143: 114-115.
Prison Statistics. Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, 1993 Aug. 17 (8) 510-11.
Mentally incapacitated adults and decision-making: medical
treatment and research. New Law Journal. In press.
The Law Commission, Consultation paper No. 130. Mentally
incapacitated adults and decision-making: medical treatment and
research. Appendix, HMSO.
Head injury and compensation. New Law Journal, 1994 144: 1667.
Psychogenic Pain: Perceptions, emotions and attitudes. Clinical
Risk 7(4) 2000 150-158.
Synopsis of the Royal College of Psychiatrists response to
the White Paper of the reform of the Mental Health Act 1983.
Medical Legal Journal 2003 71 38.
Treasden I H and Weller M An update of managing dangerous people
with severe personality disorder. Medico-Legal Journal 2004 72 (3) 105-110.
Psychiatric Diagnoses; Problems Rather Than Solutions
Medico-Legal Journal (2009) Vol. 77 Part 1, 27-29
Head injury: Predispositions to Outcome: Medico-Legal Journal December 2009, 77 (4), 118-125.
Allcott, D., Weller, M. et al . How do experts reporting for the legal process validate
symptoms? The results of a survey. Medicine, Science and the Law. April 2014
vol. 54 no. 2 68-73
The Price of Proprietary Drugs. Lancet 1973 1, 996.
Weller M.P.I. and Perry R. Some Unusual Neurological and
Cardiological Sequelae to Narcotics. Lancet. 1973. ii, 799 (cited
in Martindale's Extrapharmacopeia).
Mountjoy C.Q., Price J.S., Weller M.P.I. et al. (1974). A Double
Blind Crossover Sequential Trial of Oral TRH in Depression.
Lancet. 1, 958-960.
The use of Anti-Depressants. Post-Graduate Doctor. 1978 1, 276-
Gruzelier J.H., Hirsch S.R., Weller M.P.I. and Murphy C. (1979).
Influence on d- or dl-Propranolol and Chlorpromazine on
Habituation of Phasic Electrodermal Responses in Schizophrenia.
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 60, 242-248.
Yorkston N.J., Zaki S.A, Weller M.P.I., Gruzelier J.H. and Hirsch
S.R. (1981). dl-Propranolol and Chlorpromazine Following
Admission for Schizophrenia: A Controlled Comparison. Acta
Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 63, 13-17.
Gruzelier J.H., Connolly J., Eves F., Hirsch S.R., Weller M.P.I.
and Yorkston N. (1981). Effects of Propranolol and Phenothiazines
on Electrodermal Orienting and Habituation in Schizophrenia.
Psychological Medicine. 11, 93-108.
Hirsch S.R., Manchanda R. and Weller M.P.I. Dextro-Propranolol in
Schizophrenia. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology 1981 4, 633-
Yorkston N.J., Gruzelier J.H., Hirsch S.R., Zaki S.A., Weller
M.P.I. and Connolly J.F. Beta-Adrenoceptor Blocking Drugs in
Schizophrenia. Progress in Neuropsychopharmaclogy.
Wright D.J.M. and Weller M.P.I. (1980). Neuropharmacological
Agents Modifying Endotoxin-Induced Changes in Mice. Journal Royal
Society of Medicine. 73, 431-436.
Weller M.P.I. and Wright D.J.M. (1980). Inhibition by
Laevopropranolol and Naloxone of Salbutamol-Induced Depression of
White Cell and Platelet Counts in Mice. Proc. British Journal of
Pharmacology. December. p52.
Wright D.J.M., Phillips M. and Weller M.P.I.(1980). Naloxone in
Shock. Lancet ii. 1361 (Letter).
Neuroendocrine Regulation and Altered Behaviour. (Review). Post-
Graduate Medical Journal. 1982 58, 529.
Narcotics and Parental Behaviour. Lancet 12th May, 1984. 1076.
Tyrer S.P., Delves H.T., Weller M.P.I. CSF copper concentrations
American Journal of Psychiatry 1985 142:1
The psychopharmacology and treatment of schizophrenia, book
review. Post Graduate Medical Journal 1987 63, 744.
Weller M.P.I., Ang P.C., Latimer-Sayer D.T. and Zachary A.
Drug Abuse and Mental Illness. Lancet 1988 (i) 997.
Neuropsychiatric symptoms following bismuth intoxication.
Postgraduate Medical Journal 1988 64, 308-310.
Wider use of benzodiazepines. Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists 1988, 12: 384.
Lerer B., Ran A., Blacker M., Silver H., and Weller M.P.I. (1988)
Neuroendocrine response in chronic schizophrenia: Evidence for
serotonergic dysfunction. Schizophrenia Research 1: 405-410.
Silver H., Blacker M., Weller M.P.I. and Lerer B. (1989)
Treatment of Chronic Schizophrenia with cyproheptadine.
Biological Psychiatry 25: 502-4.
Silver H., Blacker M., Weller M.P.I. and Lerer B. (1991)
Treatment of chronic schizophrenia with cyproheptadine: A double-
blind placebo-controlled study. Biological Psychiatry. Vol
McBain S.L., Dineen M., Weller M., (1992) Odansetron. A double
blind placebo controlled study in acute schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia Research 6: 112.
Neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome. Postgraduate Medical
Journal, 1993, 69: 957-958.
Benzodiazepines. Medico-legal Journal, 1994, 62: 92-5.
Weller M.P.I and Wright S. Constructs in psychopathology.
Neuropsychopharmacology 1994, 10: (3S/2) 87S.
EC Drug Licensing. New Law Journal 21st July 1995 1106.
Tyrer S.P., Weller M.P.I. and Hirsch S.R. et al. (1978). Raised
Cerebrospinal Fluid Phenylacetic Acid Concentration: Preliminary
Support for the Phenylethlyamine Hypothesis. Communications in
Psychopharmocolgy 2, 199-203.
Tyrer S.P., Delves N.T., and Weller M.P.I. (1979). Cerebrospinal
Fluid Copper In Schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry.
Weller M.P.I. and Montagu J.D. (1980). EEG Coherence in
Schizophrenia - a Preliminary Study. Electroencephalography and
Clin. Neurophys. 49, 100-101.
Kugler B. and Weller M.P.I. (1983). Memory Impairment in
Schizophrenia: Hebb's Recurring Digits. In Laterality and
Psychopathology. ed P. Flor-Henry and J. Gruzelier. Elsevier,
North Holland pp.493-495.
Burtt C. and Weller M.P.I. (1984). Diminished Auditory Acuity in
Schizophrenia. J. Physiology 351; 20P.
Weller M.P.I., Ang P.C., Zachary A. and Latimer-Sayer D.T.
Substance Abuse in Schizophrenia. Lancet 10th March, 1984. 573.
Report on the lllrd International Workshop on Schizophrenia.
Austria Jan 26-31 1986. Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists 10: 277.
Recovery from Schizophrenia, book review. Medico-legal Journal
Weller B.G.A. and Weller M.P.I. Health care in a destitute
population: Christmas 1985. Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists September 1986 10: 233-235.
A biochemical theory of wandering. Medicine Science and Law, 1987
Weller M.P.I. Kidd J., Calev A. et al. (1988) Unimanual and
bimanual tapping speed in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research 1
Dunn T.P. and Weller M.P.I. (1989) Olfaction in schizophrenia.
Perceptual and Motor Skills. 69: 833-834.
Weller M.P.I., Tobiansky R.I., Hollander D. and Ibrahimi S.
Psychosis and destitution at Christmas 1985-88. Lancet 1989 ii
1509-1511. (Reprinted in: A Yearbook Guide to Clinical Medicine
ed. J.A. Talbott Mosby-Year Book, Chicago 1991.)
Information Processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research
1990 3: 61.
Left handedness in an identical twin discordant to his co-twin
for handedness and schizophrenia, with neurological and
psychometric evidence of left hemisphere damage. Postgraduate
Medical Journal 1990, 66: 224-226.
Calev A., Nigal D., Kuglemass S., Weller M.P.I. and Lerer B.
Performance of long-stay schizophrenics after drug withdrawal on
matched immediate and delayed recall tasks. British Journal of
Clinical Psychology. 1991, 39: 241-245.
Waddington J. L., Weller M.P.I., Hirsch S.R. and Crow J.
Schizophrenia, generic retrenchment and epidemiological
renaissance: the Sixth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia,
Badgastein, Austria, January 26 to February 1, 1992. Archives of
General Psychiatry 1992, 49: 990-994.
Motor Speed, Laterality and Bimanual Coordination in
Schizophrenia, J. Schizophrenia Research 18: 214, March 1996.
Weller M. P.I. and Wright S. Anxiety and Schizophrenia. J.
Schizophrenia Research 18: 123-124 March 1996.
M. P.I. Weller, J. Hall and T. Latimer-Sayer Handedness responses
in schizophrenia. J. Schizophrenia Research 18: 215, March 1996.
M.P.I. Weller, A. Calev, S. Chazen, D. Nigal, N. Tubi, J. Kidd,
B. Lerer. Lateralised differences in tapping speed in
schizophrenia. J. Schizophrenia Research 18: 215, March 1996.
Weller M. Schizophrenia's complexities begin to yield Lancet.
351:652, 1998 Feb 28.
Old Age Psychiatry
Ageing. Lancet ii 1970 568. (letter).
Latimer-Sayer D.T. and Weller M.P.I. (1984). Ageing Effects on
Motor Performance. J. Physiology 351; 21P.
Weller M.P.I. and Latimer-Sayer D.T. (1985) Increasing right hand
dominance with advancing age on a motor skill task.
Psychological Medicine, 15, 867-872.
Weller M.P.I. (1977). Psychiatric Definitions. Bulletin British
Psychological Society. 30, 279.
Present State Examination and Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale.
(Video Tapes for W.H.O. Meeting, Stockholm 1978).
Modifications to Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale. W.H.O. Geneva
Palmer R., Weller M.P.I. and Hay G. (1982). Sciences Basic to
Psychiatry. Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry.
(Abbreviated version published as "Guidelines". Bulletin Royal
College of Psychiatrists. April. 54-56)
Community Care in Relation to Psychiatric Training, Service and
Research. Newsletter of the Association of University Teachers of
Psychiatry, Winter 1986, 21-26.
Weller M.P.I., Kopelman M., Morley S. and Thompson C. Teaching
Psychology to Psychiatrists, report commissioned by Association
of University Teachers of Psychiatry June 1989.
Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum, Vienna 9th
14th July, 1978.
Gruzelier J.H., Connolly J.F., Yorkston M.J., Zaki S.A., Weller
M.P.I. and Hirsch S.R. Modulation of the Orienting Reaction and
its Habituation in Schizophrenic Patients Treated with
3rd World Conference on Biological Psychiatry, Stockholm. June 28
July 3rd, 1981.
Vol. II. 515 - 517.
(i). Weller M.P.I. and Jauhar P. Travel-induced Disturbances in
Circadian Rhythms as Precipitants of Affective Illness.
(ii). Weller M.P.I. A Homeostatic System with Psychiatric
(iii). Weller M.P.I., Fenwick P.B.C. and Schatzman M. Sensory and
Cognitive Changes Recorded in the Electrical Activity of the
Collegium International Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum. Jerusalem.
June 20th - 25th, 1982.
Abstracts Vol. II, 755-758.
(i) Weller M.P.I. Central Processing in Schizophrenia.
(ii). Weller M.P.I., Bercu S. and Wright D.J.M. An Opiate
Dopamine Interaction in Solitary Mice.
(iii). Weller M.P.I., Hall J. and Latimer-Sayer T. Motoric Speed
and Handedness in Schizophrenia.
(iv). Weller M.P.I., Peatfield R.D., Glover V. et al. Monoamine
Oxidase and Personality Features in Migrainous Patients.
VII World Congress of Psychiatry Vienna 1983.
Central Processing in Schizophrenia. Abstracts F 129, p290.
Second International Conference of the International Organization
of Psychophysiology London July 16-19 1984
Rapporteur Third International Workshop on Schizophrenia.
Austria Jan 26-31 1986. (Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists 10: 277).
Joint rapporteur Sixth Biennial Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia,
Badgastein, Austria, January 26 to February 1, 1992. (Archives
of General Psychiatry, 49: 990-994 1992).
Rapporteur International Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos,
Switzerland. February 9th - 13th, 1998 (Lancet, Feb 1998).
(i) Weller M.P.I. and Burtt C. Auditory acuity in
(ii) Weller M.P.I. and Latimer-Sayer D.T. Bilateral comparison
of tactile discrimination in schizophrenia.
(iii) Weller M.P.I. and Latimer-Sayer D.T. Motoric speed in a
hand-eye co-ordination task in schizophrenia: An examination of
laterality and bimanual co-ordination.
(iv) Information processing, distractibility and divided
attention in acute schizophrenic and dysthymic neurotic patients.
Second International Conference on Law, Psychiatry and Ethics,
Tel-Aviv Feb.16th-21st 1986
Co-Chairman Session 5 - Courtroom
(i) Psychopathy: A social or medical disorder
(ii) Compensation neurosis following head injury.
(iii) The reliability of psychiatric diagnosis
21st International Congress of Applied Psychology, Jerusalem,
July 13-18 1986
Abstracts p.239 and 282
(i) Age and hand dominance
(ii) Hemispheric integration in schizophrenia
World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry.
Jerusalem April 2-7th 1989. Organic Factors in Psychopathy
XIX Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum,
Washington DC June 27-July 1 1994.
Weller M.P.I and Wright S. Constructs in psychopathology.
Proceedings Royal College AGM July 1997, Bournmouth. p.2 Is
General Psychiatry needed?
Is the Kviem Test Safe? Lancet. 1971. 72; 232.
Restless Legs. British Medical Journal 1971 ii 169.
Nutrition and Sleep. British Medical Journal. 3rd June, 1972. 539.
Cancer and Endocrine Dysfunction. Lancet 1972 ii 330.
Tutankhamun: An Adrenal Tumour? Lancet 1972 ii 1312.
Nocturnal Calf Cramp. Lancet. 27th January, 1973. 203.
Weller M.P.I. and Bird R. Economy in the Brain. Lancet. 1973, i
It's a Baby. British Medical Journal 1976. 1, 396-397.
After an Overdose. Lancet. 1981. 1, 611.
Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid and Weight Control. British Medical
Journal. 1981. 287, 863.
Vitamin Supplements to Alcoholic Beverages. British Journal of
Psychiatry. March 1984, 144.
Koro. British Journal of Psychiatry 1985 146, 452.
Weller M.P.I. and Weller B.G.A. Crime and mental illness. British
Medical Journal 1986 292: 55-56 and 899.
Weller B.G.A. and Weller M.P.I. No fixed abode. British Journal
of Psychiatry, Jan 1988, 152, 143.
Weller M.P.I. Tobiansky R. and Hollander D. (1989) Destitution in
the festive season. Lancet 1: 220.
PTSD response to Summerfield
bmj.com/cgi/eletters/322/7278/95#12094, 19 Jan 2001
Bullying v social competition
bmj.com/cgi/eletters/326/7393/776#31276, 16 Apr 2003
Why blood donors need doctors. British Medical Journal 1984
A mental hospital share. Lancet April 1985.
Whither and what psychiatry? Psychiatric Opinion 1986 no.6
Power to the patients. Health Service Journal 1986, 96: 788.
Crisis for destitute homeless. The Times Sat. Nov 22nd 1986 p.21.
Weller B.G.A. and Weller M.P.I. Vulnerable, ill and homeless. The
Times Mon. Jan 19th 1987 p.13.
Medical psychotherapist. Bulletin of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists. 11: 103.
Yawning Lancet April 1988.
Jail doors open as wards shut. The Times 31st January 1989, p.13
Concern for better community care. The Times September 19th 1989
Pernicious fears and real risks over patients. Guardian Jan 5th
p.26 cols 4-6.
Care in the Community. The Lancet (i) 468.
Patient care not hospital closures should be priority. Guardian
21st March 1990.
Britain's Path. Journal of Hospital and Community Psychiatry
1990, 41: 1114-5.
Policy on sex offenders. Times Wednesday, 22 April, 1998 p.19
Biomedical models and health care systems.
Tangible pathology has great validity. Trying to knit fog?
British Medical Journal 2005;330:419-420(19th February)
doi:10.1136/bmj.330.7488.419-420 bmj.com. 23 Feb 2005 bmj.com. 2
Feb 24th 2005
PRESENTATIONS AT SYMPOSIA AND MEETINGS
London Medical Group, Chairman: Misuse of Psychiatry. 22nd March,
1977, Charing Cross Hospital
Royal College of Psychiatry. Chiltern Thames Valley Division,
11/5/1978. Propranolol and Schizophrenia: Results of recent
double blind studies.
Hemisphere Asymmetries of Function and Psychopathology. Weller
M.P.I. and Kugler B. Lateralised aspects of touch localisation in
schizophrenia. August, 1978, London.
2nd World Conference Biological Psychiatry, Barcelona. 3rd August
- 6th September, 1978. Weller M.P.I. and Kugler B. Neurological
Features of Schizophrenia.
Royal Society of Medicine. (Clinical Immunological Section).
December, 1978. Wright D. and Weller M.P.I. The Influence of
Psychotropic Agents on Changes Induced by Endotoxin.
Inaugural Meeting of the Canadian College of
Neuropsychopharmacology. Tyrer S.P., Delves H.T. and Weller
M.P.I. C.S.F. Copper in Schizophrenia. 1978.
EEG Society, 13th January, 1979. Weller M.P.I. and Montagu J.D.
EEG Coherence in Schizophrenia.
International Symposium on Progress in Parkinson's Disease
Research. Drug-induced Parkinsonism. December 1979.
British Pharmacological Society. Wright D.J.M. and Weller M.P.I.
Inhibition by Naloxone of Endotoxin-induced reactions in mice.
Royal College of Psychiatrists Annual General Meeting. Weller
M.P.I. and Jauhar P. Psychiatric admissions from Heathrow
Airport. July, 1980.
Royal College of Psychiatrists, North East Thames Division.
Lateralisation, Handedness and Schizophrenia. March, 1981.
First Bi-annual European Workshop on Schizophrenia. Switzerland.
Weller M.P.I., Bercu S. and Wright D.J.M. Interaction Between
Dopaminergic and Opoid Systems. January 17th - 23rd, 1982.
Royal College of Psychiatrists. A.G.M. 1982. Sensory Acuity in
Memory Impairment in Schizophrenia: Hebb's Recurring Digits.
Kugler B. and Weller M.P.I. 2nd. International Conference on
Laterality, Banff 1983.
National Schizophrenia Fellowship. Schizophrenia: The Use and
Abuse of Drugs 9th June 1984 (on video tape, cassette and in
transcript from the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)
Organiser and final speaker Medical Research Conference for
National Schizophrenia Fellowship 24/25 October 1984, London. (on
video tape, cassette and in transcript from the National
British Journal of Hospital Medicine Conference London. Chairman:
The Doctor's Role in a Violent Society. 10th December 1984.
Royal College of Psychiatrists NE Thames Division. Community Care
in London. 28th March 1984.
Royal College of Psychiatrists Autumn Quarterly meeting 16th Nov.
1984. Asylum to the Community.
Barnet Community Health Council keynote speaker at Community Care
conference, 20th Sept. 1985.
Workshop leader on the consequences of stress, Women's National
Commission Annual Conference 20/21 Sept. 1985.
Medico-Legal Society, Mental illness and the prison population
14th Nov. 1985.
Jerusalem Mental Health Centre. Cognitive and Sensory Defects in
Schizophrenia. Nov. 1985
The ethology of depression: Talk to the Tel-Aviv Mental Health
Centre, Beer Y'acov 9th February and Hadassah Hospital Medical
School, Hebrew University, Jerusalem 24th Feb. 1986.
Medical Tribune Group Psychiatric Symposium, Scheveningen,
Holland 8th and 9th March 1986. Existing problems with community
Medical Tribune Group Psychiatric Symposium, Jersey, 15th and
16th March 1986. Organic Factors in Schizophrenia.
National Schizophrenia Fellowship: Panel discussant, Mental
disorder and the Law 14th-15th March 1986. (on video tape,
cassette and in transcript from the National Schizophrenia
Association of University Teachers of Psychiatry Annual Meeting,
at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London 31st October 1986.
Academic Psychiatry and the NHS: The Relations between Service
Teaching and Research. Psychiatric Training in Relation to
Destitution Crime and Mental Illness. Metropolitan Police
Symposium on Homelessness and Destitution 18th February 1987.
Disturbances of Consciousness in Organic and Functional
Psychoses. Dept. of Psychology, Warwick University 3rd. March
Organiser and Chairman National Schizophrenia Fellowship
Symposium: Advances in Biological Psychiatry, 13-14 March 1987,
Royal Society of Medicine.
The Pain of Psychosis. The History of Medicine Section of the
Royal Society of Medicine 1 April 1987.
Invited Discussant: A Plan for Care. The Alzheimer's Disease
Society, Stationers' Hall, London 3 April 1987.
London Medical Group. Long-stay hospitals for the mentally ill:
Can they be justified? Middlesex Hospital Medical School 1st
Royal College of Psychiatrists local meeting Bath. Some Problems
in Community Care. 17 November 1987.
Royal College of Psychiatrists Winter Meeting 26 January 1988.
Crisis in Community Care.
The Special Hospitals Social Work Conference: Violence and
Dangerousness. 25th-26th February 1988, Southport. Biological
aspects of violence.
Southampton University Law Faculty and Health Service Journal.
Medical Accident Litigation, 24 March 1988, London.
Hospital closures: A European Perspective, Lisbon 29-30 May 1988.
Programme organiser and Chairman, National Schizophrenia
Fellowship Conference: International Perspectives on
Schizophrenia, at Imperial College of Science and Technology,
London July 14-17th 1988.
Community Care, Distinguished Visitor address, Cambridge
University Medical School 6th October
Some Failures of Community Care, Leicester University Medical
Community Care, Leicester University Medical School 7th October
Ben Gurion University Department of Psychiatry, Beersheeba.
Perceptual and Cognitive Changes in Schizophrenia. 24th November
Leeds Medical Group. Mental Hospitals - is community care a
sellout? 6th December 1988.
Southampton Medical Group 11th May 1989.
Some Failures of Community Care, Rudolf K Freudenberg Study Day,
Netherne Hospital, Surrey 29th June 1989.
Organiser and Chairman Symposium: Crime and Mental Illness. BMA
10th Oct. 1989.
Health and Housing, Department of Community Medicine and MRC
Medical Sociology Unit, University of Glasgow, 4th December 1989.
Inaugural Meeting of the General Section of the Royal College of
Psychiatrists, Stratford on Avon 12-13 October 1990. Speaker on
Debate on Hospital Closures.
Combined Guys and St. Thomas' Medical Schools. Community Care -
Does it work? 7th December 1990.
Advances in Biological Psychiatry Chairman, Schizophrenia
Training Consultancy, Friends House, London., 8th-9th March 1991.
Implication of present plans for community care. Leicester
University Medical School 28th June 1991.
Chairman, Concern Conference: Homelessness and Mental Illness,
Friends Meeting House, London 8th October 1991.
Asylum, Academic Department of Psychiatry, Glasgow, The Royal
Concert Hall, 30th October 1991.
Quelques problemes non resolus. Plenary session 10th April,
Quels Herbergements Therapeutique en Europe. 9th and 10th April
1992. Journees Europeennes d'Etudes et de Formation, Centre
Chaillot Galliera, Paris.
Community care in the UK and USA. Chairman, joint meeting
National Schizophrenia Fellowship and Concern Conference, 12th
October 1992, Shaw Theatre, London.
Manic Depressive Consultancy Annual Conference. Oxford Town
Hall. The Concept of Manic Depressive Psychosis, 20th October
Royal Free Hospital Ethics Group, October 22nd 1992. Cardboard
Medico-Legal and Ethical issues for psychiatrists, Conference 4th
December 1992. Nuffield Priory Hotel, Redhill.
Maudsley Forum 2.3.93 Principle speaker in debate on hospital
European Assoc. for the History of the History of Psychiatry, 17-
20th August 1993, London. The opening and closing of psychiatric
Chairman: Crime and Mental Illness. Chairman Concern Conference:
British Medical Association, London, 28th October 1993.
Royal College of Psychiatrists. General Psychiatry Annual
Residential Conference, Bristol, 18th-19th May 1994. Adjuvant
treatments in schizophrenia.
Community Care in Crisis. Chairman Concern Conference: Royal
College of Physicians. 21st September 1994.
Dominance and defeat. Visiting lecture Clinical School
Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge 9th February 1995.
Organiser and Chairman. Metropolitan Mental Health Care. Joint
meeting N. Thames Regional Psychiatric Committee and Concern,
Royal College of Physicians (Royal College of Psychiatrists
MILMIS press release.) 20.4.95
Royal College of Psychiatrists AGM July 1997, Bournmouth. Is
General Psychiatry needed? JAMA Conference, 2001, London, discussant.
Royal Society of Medicine. Visual Perception. September 2004
Symposium: Historical Figures in Schizophrenia, Eugen Bleuler,
a man of our time. Lisbon January 2005.
Psychiatric aspects of mild head injury Royal Free Hospital 1st May 2009.
Arranged 2 joint meetings on head injury on behalf of the Neurosciences
and Psychiatric Sections of the Royal Soc of Medicine and the Medicolegal
Society; spoke at first on 21 May 2009 and chaired 2nd meeting on 26 Nov. 2009.
Joint organiser and Chair Royal Soc. Medicine with Medicolegal Soc.;
Consent, Capacity and the Law in Clinical Psychiatric Practice, 8 May 2012.
Communication and Cognition Needs. Dementia Partners Workshop, 14 May 2015
Traumatic Brain Injury at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Neuropsychiatry
Faculty 11 Sept 2015
Chair session Neuropsychiatry Royal College meeting 10 Augus 2016
Organise and chair; Mild traumatic brain injury: Diagnostic, clinical
and legal controversies 14 March 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine
Occasional advisor on Mental Health issues to BBC, ITV, Which
(Health) and Times and Guardian newspapers. Discussant on
psychiatric topics on radio and television news and features
programmes including BBC World Service, Horizon, Panorama,
Newsnight, 60 Minutes, Nationwide, Medicine Now, The Way It Is:
Breakdown (Italia prize), Getting On, Insiders, Italy's Mad
Laws?, Community Care, Kilroy, Blacks Cracking Up?, Diverse
Reports, Day to Day, World at One, Breakfast T.V., Mental Health,
News Talk, Current Affairs, Morning Report, Richard Littlejohn
programme, Thames Reports, Sky News, BBC pm, ITV teletext,
Network SE, National and London Weekend News, Greater London
Radio and foreign and regional radio programmes.
Entries in: International Who's Who; Who's Who in the World;
Debrett's People of Today, Men of Distinction, Who's Who in
Medicine, and Cambridge Blue Book.