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 my research and medical publications can be found here.

Medical Publications

Media Contributions

I have made numerous media contributions on subjects including depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), insomnia and addictions.

TV and Radio

Channel 5 News at 6:30pm

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

Channel 5 News at 5pm

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

Capital Radio

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

BBC WM 96.5 - Sunny and Shay

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

Sky News Sunrise

Guest appearance with Eammon Holmes on SAD
26 March 2013.
link no longer available

Magazines and Newspapers


Time For A Reality Check On Reality TV Shows

By Dr. Natasha Bijlani

IDF News Spring 2017

Beating baby blues

What every doctor should know about perinatal depression.
By Dr. Natasha Bijlani

Yahoo Style UK

The rise of the sixty-plus birth club

By Marie Claire Dorking
January 19, 2017

The Daily Mail online

"Awkward menopause side-effect that no one talks about: One in five women see their cup size increase- often dramatically. And it can be so painful they resort to surgery"
By Eimer O’hagan
11 January 2017.

Stylist Magazine

How to keep the peace and avoid a family bust-up this Christmas
By Amy Lewis
5 December 2016

The Daily Express and Sunday Express

“Perfect peace: The top tips to avoid a stressful Christmas”
By Sarah Ewing
20 November 2016.

Yahoo Style

“Are you ever too old to become a mum?”
By Claire Dorking
13 October 2016.

The Telegraph

“Advice for managing menopause in the workplace”
(Advertisement feature Vichy Neovadiol)
1 August 2016

The Telegraph

“Advice to help clear the menopause fog”
(Advertisement feature Vichy Neovadiol)
by Claire Fox
25 July 2016.

Counsel and Heal Mental Health

“Relationships Key to Your Sanity: How People Around You Affect Your Mental Well-Being”
By Brian McNeill
18 May 2016

Nashua Voice

“Nurture relationships as they are vital for our wellbeing”
By Emma Tiller
17 May 2016

The Independent

“Why relationships are important to your wellbeing”
By Kashmira Gander
17 May 2016

The Sunday Times

Keeping up with the Kollapsing Kardashians
By Leaf Arbuthnot
13 March 2016

The Priory Hospitals website

5 top tips for mothers with low mood and depression in the postnatal period
March 2016

ES Magazine - Lifestyle

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

Natural Health Magazine

“The Talking Cure”
Natural Health Magazine
1 January 2016

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

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


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

The Guardian Newspaper

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

Daily Mail

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

Huffington Post, UK

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

The Times - Weekend Section

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

BBC Focus - Science and Technology Magazine

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

Mother and Baby (magazine)

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

Daily Mirror

““Why the bikini is not just for the itsy-bitsy”
By Siobhan McNally
19 Aug 2014, pg 34

Tesco Living (website)

“How to beat insomnia”
24 July 2014

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?”
By Philippa Roxby
12 November 2011

Best (magazine)

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

Men’s Health Magazine

Joy Provision Page 66-67

Easy Living (magazine)

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

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

Glamour (magazine)

“What every woman should know about antidepressants”
By 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.

Daily Mail

“The SAD truth about those winter blues”
By Rachel Ellis
25 Sept 2007, pg 49.

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”,
By Judith Woods
21 Sept 2007, pg 24

The Daily Mail

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

The Independent

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

Daily Mirror

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

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).


"Eve Teasing Adams"
July 23, 1995 (India), p116-118.


"Why Do Women Care Less About Their Health? Why do we have health differences between the sexes?"
uly 8, 1995 (India), p 9-11.

Savvy magazine

"The Cup That Doesn’t Cheer"
(India) (an article about alcoholism in women)
January 1995, p48-53.


"Why Do Horror & Violence Fascinate Us?"
(India) (an article about alcoholism in women)
January 23, 1995 (India), p68-70.

The Times Book of Executive Style

"Surviving Stress"
(India) (an article about alcoholism in women)
November, 1994, (India), p71-75.


"Mothers and Daughters : Foetal Attraction"
(Cover Story) Femina
December 8, 1994 (India), p7-8.


"Why We Treat Sons Different from Daughters"
November 8, 1994 (India), p159-161.

Femina (Magazine)

"Medicine, Marriage and Motherhood"
(Four Indian women doctors interviewed for a fortnightly Indian women’s magazine)
February 1990.

Image (Magazine)

"Sindhis ­ Stylish and Successful"
(an article about the Sindhi community, past and present, in an Asian fashion magazine, published in the UK).
Diwali/October 1988.

Bart’s Journal

"Breaking the Silence ­ Vicky Clement-Jones talks about cancer and BACUP"
Bart’s Journal Winter 1985/6.

Bart’s Journal

"An Architect, a Farmer, a Father and a Duke"
An interview with HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester.
Bart’s Journal, Winter 1985/6.

Bart’s Journal

"Student Life without Exams"
An interview with HRH Princess Anne.
Bart’s Journal, Summer 1986.

Bart’s Journal

"Dr. Dawson ­ 21 years at Barts"
Bart’s Journal, Autumn 1986.

Bart’s Journal

"Medicine, Marriage, Motherhood"
Bart’s Journal, Autumn 1986.

Bart’s Journal

"Psychiatrist in the Chair"
An interview with Professor Anthony Clare.
Bart’s Journal, Winter 1985/6.

Bart’s Journal

"Interview with the Dean"
Bart’s Journal, Summer 1985.