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Media Contributions

Dr. Bijlani has made numerous media contributions on subjects including depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), insomnia and addictions.

Media Coverage

There is still considerable stigma, fear and ignorance about mental health disorders, which often discourages people from seeking help.  I believe that the media plays a crucial role in informing and educating and in helping to dispel common myths regarding mental ill health.  Over the years I have made numerous contributions in various publications, as well as on radio and television.

Dr Natasha Bijlani

Research and medical publications

A list of Dr Bijlani’s research and medical publications can be found here.

Medical Publications

Daily Mail

‘Erin McNaught’s post-baby body…’
By Bianca London for Mail Online
10 February 2015

Capital Radio

Dr Bijlani commenting on the potential dangers of sexting and cyber bullying
on Capital Radio news bulletin, 11 May 2015

BBC Focus - Science and Technology Magazine

“How to beat the winter blues” by Lilian Anekwe
December 2014, page 57 to 60


‘Older and wiser? A personal insight into ‘new later motherhood’
By Kate Baily, 10 May 2015

The National Student

“How dangerous are study drugs, really?”  We ask the experts by Lucy Miller
9 May 2014 14:54:34

Evening Standard (online magazine)

“Beat the NEW* Blues….(that’s our never ending winter)” Susannah Butter
25 March 2013

BBC News Website

“Does too little sunlight give us all the winter blues?” Philippa Roxby
12 November 2011

Pulse Today

“Insomnia” by Dr. Julian Spinks
23 February 2011, page 17 – 18

The Mail on Sunday - You magazine

“Things you don’t know about…Rehab”, Judith Woods
30 March 2008, pg 23

Zest (magazine)

“5 early warning signs” by Lisa Buckingham
February 2008, page 50-51

Edge magazine

From the Institute of Leadership and Management (magazine)
“All work and no play”, Steve Coomber
Dec/Jan 2007-08, pg 20-25.
(I provided an expert opinion on page 25).

LBC News Radio

Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show, Seasonal Affective Disorder
Sept 2007

The Daily Mail

“After that soggiest of summers, the winter of discontent”, David Derbyshire
18 Sept 2007, pg 24

Daily Mirror

“Beating Addiction – Why we get hooked on drugs”, Judy Yorke 4 Sept 2007, page 34.


Women’s Hour: BBC Radio4

Stigma of depression (Jenni Murray)
June 2003

The Guardian Newspaper

“Teetotaller numbers rise in the UK with one in five adults not drinking”
by Amelia Hill – 13 February 2015


The Huffington Post, UK

“Could Being More Spontaneous Change Your Relationship?”
by Sarah O’Meara – 09 February 2015


BBC WM 96.5 - Sunny and Shay

A radio interview about coping with a new relationship after bereavement
7 January 2015

BBC News Website

Depression risk to sexting children, warns psychiatrist
11 May 2015

The Times

Teenage sexting could lead to depression in later life
by Rosemary Bennett – 11 May 2015

The Daily Mail

Sexting and online bullying is fuelling teenage depression
by Sophie Borland – 11 May 2015

The Daily Mail

Why are so many young women taking heart pills to calm their nerves? Beta blockers can reduce anxiety for extreme worriers
By Antonia Hoyle, 9 November 2015


Natural Health Magazine

“The Talking Cure”
Natural Health Magazine
1 January 2016

The Sunday Times

Keeping up with the Kollapsing Kardashians
by Leaf Arbuthnot – 13 March 2016

ES Magazine - Lifestyle

How the super rich do detoxes…in five-star privacy
by Charlotte Edwardes – 21 January 2016

The Times - Weekend Section

“How to cope when Christmas isn’t so perfect” by Anna Maxted
20 December 2014, page 16.

Mother and Baby (magazine)

“Bump & Birth Antenatal Care” by Becky Howard
October 2014, page 36

Tesco Living (website)

“How to beat insomnia”
24 July 2014

Channel 5 News at 5pm

Interview re: Possible mental health effects of sexting and bullying
12 May 2015


“Community Channel” TV

TV interview on eating disorders and body image issues in men
Broadcast on 30.01.2012

Best (magazine)

“Young, gorgeous and plastic….”  by Kate O’Reilly
27 September 2011, page 26 – 27

Easy Living (magazine)

“Therapists on the couch – The Depression Doctor” (A profile of my work as a psychiatrist)
October 2009, page 75

Men’s Health Magazine

Joy Provision Page 66-67

Glamour (magazine)

“What every woman should know about antidepressants”, Hannah Ebelthite
Jan 2008, pg 111-120

Closer (magazine)

“I hope my darling wife Joanne is at peace with Natasha” (Natasha Coombs suicide)
29 Sept – 5 Oct 2007, pg 22-23.

First (magazine)

“Cocaine is my secret pleasure – Fact file” by Dr Natasha Bijlani
24 Sept 2007, pg 33-34

The Daily Telegraph

Features section, “A sinister web of sex and perfection”, Judith Woods
21 Sept 2007, pg 24

The Independent

“Winter may herald SAD epidemic for millions”, Emily Dugan
17 Sept 2007, pg 21.

‘Update’ (Journal for GPs)

“Depression & Bipolar Disorder – Expert answers to burning questions”
August 2007, pgs 9-11.

Channel 5 News at 6:30pm

Interview re: Possible mental health effects of sexting and bullying
By Matt Spencer, 12 May 2015