Dr Paul McLaren is a General Adult Psychiatrist and former 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.
He is experienced in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of psychiatric disorders including bipolar affective disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders and psychosis. He has extensive medico-legal experience in personal injury cases and in particular post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as 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 at The Priory Ticehurst House.