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Dr Sohom Das (MBChB, BSc, MSc, MRCPsych) is a fully qualified NHS doctor, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and author who lives and works in London. This niche specialism involves the crossroads of offending and severe mental illness. In his role, Dr Das assesses, treats and rehabilitates mentally disordered offenders (or who the tabloids but tabloids might call ‘the criminally insane’).
Dr Das is also an experienced expert witness, who regularly provides evidence to the Criminal Court and advises judges about a range of medico-legal issues. He assesses defendants in courts, in prisons and in special secure psychiatric units that are reserved for the most dangerous and violent mentally ill patients.
His subjects typically assault, rob, stab, set fires and rape. Some kill. They suffer a range of mental illnesses from schizophrenia, to Bipolar Affective Disorder to Anti-Social Personality Disorder. Their crimes and are often driven by paranoia, delusions of grandeur and hearing voices.
He writes non-fiction professional memoirs about his most shocking, memorable, heart-breaking, emotional and fascinating cases from his career. He has doubled in short stories in the past with a few being published.
Dr Das he’s also a budding YouTuber, with his channel – A Psych for Sore Minds
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