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Dr Michael Spencer is a Consultant Psychiatrist with strong academic and research interests and wide clinical experience, practising clinically in Cambridge and London and also as Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Pain Services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

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Dr Spencer has experience in assessing and treating psychiatric difficulties in children, adolescents and adults.

He is experienced in diagnosing and managing psychiatric difficulties in complex contexts including chronic pain, accidents and trauma and upon backgrounds of pre-existing psychological conditions and other traumas.

Dr Spencer has expertise in working with a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain disorder / somatic symptom disorder, in addition to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

He has the academic and clinical experience necessary to understand the overlaps and interations between psychological vulnerablities such as adverse childhood experiences and later psychiatric disorder, the spectrum of co-existing psychiatric presentations in autism and the interface between physical and psychological factors in chronic pain.