Dr John Mellers

MBBS, MRCPsych

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr John Mellers is a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist with the Trust’s Neuropsychiatry Service. He has a special interest in the psychiatric aspects of Huntington’s Disease and epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Other roles

He has been invited to give a number of national and international lectures on the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Background

Dr Mellers was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Melbourne University, Australia. He completed his psychiatric training in London and neuropsychiatric training at the National Hospital, Queen Square, and the Maudsley.

He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Maudsley’s Neuropsychiatry Department since 1999.

Research

He has published research on the treatment of epileptic and non-epileptic (dissociative) seizures using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Published

Mellers JDC, King MB, Marchand-Gonod N, Laupa V, Smith JR. (1994) Mental health of women with HIV infection: a study in Paris and London. European Psychiatry 9, 241-248.

Mellers JDC, Quinn N, Ron MA .(1995) Psychosis and depression in Parkinsons disease: The apomorphine-induced growth hormone response. British Journal of Psychiatry. 167, 522-526.

Mellers JDC Bullmore E, Brammer M, Williams SCR, Andrew C, Sachs N, Andrews C, Cox TS, Simmons A, Woodruff P, David AS, Howard R. (1995) Neural correlates of working memory in a visual letter monitoring task: an fMRI study. NeuroReport 7, 109-112.

Mellers JDC, Sham P, Jones PJ, Toone BK, Murray RM. (1996) A factor analytic study of symptoms in acute schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 93, 92-98.

Mellers JDC. Adachi N. Takei N. Cluckie A. Toone BK. Lishman WA.(1998) SPET study of verbal fluency in schizophrenia and epilepsy. British Journal of Psychiatry. 173:69 74.

Mellers JDC. Toone BK. Lishman WA.(2000) A neuropsychological comparison of schizophrenia and schizophrenia like psychosis of epilepsy. Psychological Medicine. 30:325 35.

Maier M. Mellers JDC. Toone B. Trimble M. Ron MA.(2000) Schizophrenia, temporal lobe epilepsy and psychosis: an in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging study of the hippocampus/amygdala complex. Psychological Medicine. 30,571 81.

Goldstein LH. Drew C. Mellers JDC. Mitchell O’Malley S. Oakley DA.(2000) Dissociation, hypnotizability, coping styles and health locus of control: characteristics of pseudoseizure patients. Seizure. 9,314 22.

Henderson M, Mellers JDC (2000) Psychosis in Parkinson=s Disease: between a rock and a hard place. International Review of Psychiatry. 12, 319-334.

Wykes T. Brammer M. Mellers JDC. Bray P. Reeder C. Williams C. Corner J. (2002) Effects on the brain of a psychological treatment: cognitive remediation therapy: functional magnetic resonance imaging in schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry. 181,144 52.

DeWet C. Mellers JDC. Gardener W. Toone BK. Pseudoseizures and asthma. J, Neurolog,y Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2003) 74, 639-641.

Goldstein LH. McAlpine M. Deale A. Toone BK. Mellers JDC. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with adults with intractable epilepsy and psychiatric co-morbidity: preliminary observations on changes in psychological state and seizure frequency. Behaviour Research & Therapy. (2003) 41, 447-60.

Shaw P. Mellers J. Henderson M. Polkey C. David AS. Toone BK. Schizophrenia-like psychosis arising de novo following a temporal lobectomy: timing and risk factors. J Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2004). 75, 1003-8.

Goldstein LH, Deale AC, Mitchell-O’Malley SJ, Toone BK, Mellers JDC. An evaluation of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment for dissociative seizures: a pilot study. Cogn Behav Neurol 2004; 17:41-49.

Lichter I, Goldstein L, Toone BK, Mellers JDC. Non epileptic seizures following general anaesthetics: a report of five cases. Epilepsy and Behaviour (2004) 5 1005-13.

Goldstein LH. Holland L. Soteriou H. Mellers JDC. Illness representations, coping styles and mood in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy Research 2005: 67;1-11.

Mellers JDC. The approach to patients with “non-epileptic seizures”. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2005; 81:498-504.

Goldstein LH. Mellers JD. Ictal symptoms of anxiety, avoidance behaviour, and dissociation in patients with dissociative seizures. J Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 2006.77:616-21.

Mellers JDC. The Diagnosis and Management of Dissociative Seizures. http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/Forprofessionals/Articles-1/Differentialdiagnosis

Goldstein LH, Chalder T, Chigwedere C, Khondoker MR, Moriarty J, Toone BK, Mellers JDC. Cognitive behavioural Therapy for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: a pilot RCT, Neurology. (2010, in press)

Book chapters:

Mellers JDC. Special Investigations in Neurology. Clinical Neuropsychology. L. Goldstein & J McNeil (eds). Wiley, Chichester. (2004)

Mellers JDC The diagnosis and management of dissociative seizures. In Epilepsy 2009: From Benchside to Bedside, A Practical Guide to Epilepsy. 12th ed (2009). JW Sander, MC Walker and JE Smalls (Eds). International League Against Epilepsy (UK Chapter) and The National Society for Epilepsy. Chalfont, St Giles. Bucks.

Henderson M & Mellers JDC. Movement Disorders. In Lishman’s Textbook of Organic Psychiatry. 4th Ed. AS David, S Fleminger, MD Kopelman, S Lovestone, JDC Mellers (eds). Wiley, Chichester. (2009)

Mellers JDC Epilepsy. In Lishman’s Textbook of Organic Psychiatry. In Lishman’s Textbook of Organic Psychiatry. 4th Ed. AS David, S Fleminger, MD Kopelman, S Lovestone, JDC Mellers (eds). Wiley, Chichester. (2009)

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

Dr John Mellers is a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Trust’s Neuropsychiatry Service. He has a special interest in the psychiatric aspects of Huntington’s Disease and epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Other roles

He has been invited to give a number of national and international lectures on the psychiatric aspects of epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Background

Dr Mellers was awarded his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at Melbourne University, Australia. He completed his psychiatric training in London and neuropsychiatric training at the National Hospital, Queen Square, and the Maudsley.

He has been a Consultant Psychiatrist with the Maudsley’s Neuropsychiatry Department since 1999.

Research

He has published research on the treatment of epileptic and non-epileptic (dissociative) seizures using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Published

Mellers JDC, King MB, Marchand-Gonod N, Laupa V, Smith JR. (1994) Mental health of women with HIV infection: a study in Paris and London. European Psychiatry 9, 241-248.

Mellers JDC, Quinn N, Ron MA .(1995) Psychosis and depression in Parkinsons disease: The apomorphine-induced growth hormone response. British Journal of Psychiatry. 167, 522-526.

Mellers JDC Bullmore E, Brammer M, Williams SCR, Andrew C, Sachs N, Andrews C, Cox TS, Simmons A, Woodruff P, David AS, Howard R. (1995) Neural correlates of working memory in a visual letter monitoring task: an fMRI study. NeuroReport 7, 109-112.

Mellers JDC, Sham P, Jones PJ, Toone BK, Murray RM. (1996) A factor analytic study of symptoms in acute schizophrenia. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 93, 92-98.

Mellers JDC. Adachi N. Takei N. Cluckie A. Toone BK. Lishman WA.(1998) SPET study of verbal fluency in schizophrenia and epilepsy. British Journal of Psychiatry. 173:69?74.

Mellers JDC. Toone BK. Lishman WA.(2000) A neuropsychological comparison of schizophrenia and schizophrenia?like psychosis of epilepsy. Psychological Medicine. 30:325?35.

Maier M. Mellers JDC. Toone B. Trimble M. Ron MA.(2000) Schizophrenia, temporal lobe epilepsy and psychosis: an in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging study of the hippocampus/amygdala complex. Psychological Medicine. 30,571?81.

Goldstein LH. Drew C. Mellers JDC. Mitchell?O’Malley S. Oakley DA.(2000) Dissociation, hypnotizability, coping styles and health locus of control: characteristics of pseudoseizure patients. Seizure. 9,314?22.

Henderson M, Mellers JDC (2000) Psychosis in Parkinson=s Disease: between a rock and a hard place. International Review of Psychiatry. 12, 319-334.

Wykes T. Brammer M. Mellers JDC. Bray P. Reeder C. Williams C. Corner J. (2002) Effects on the brain of a psychological treatment: cognitive remediation therapy: functional magnetic resonance imaging in schizophrenia. British Journal of Psychiatry. 181,144?52.

DeWet C. Mellers JDC. Gardener W. Toone BK. Pseudoseizures and asthma. J, Neurolog,y Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2003) 74, 639-641.

Goldstein LH. McAlpine M. Deale A. Toone BK. Mellers JDC. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with adults with intractable epilepsy and psychiatric co-morbidity: preliminary observations on changes in psychological state and seizure frequency. Behaviour Research & Therapy. (2003) 41, 447-60.

Shaw P. Mellers J. Henderson M. Polkey C. David AS. Toone BK. Schizophrenia-like psychosis arising de novo following a temporal lobectomy: timing and risk factors. J Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. (2004). 75, 1003-8.

Goldstein LH, Deale AC, Mitchell-O’Malley SJ, Toone BK, Mellers JDC. An evaluation of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment for dissociative seizures: a pilot study. Cogn Behav Neurol 2004; 17:41-49.

Lichter I, Goldstein L, Toone BK, Mellers JDC. Non epileptic seizures following general anaesthetics: a report of five cases. Epilepsy and Behaviour (2004) 5 1005-13.

Goldstein LH. Holland L. Soteriou H. Mellers JDC. Illness representations, coping styles and mood in adults with epilepsy. Epilepsy Research 2005: 67;1-11.

Mellers JDC. The approach to patients with “non-epileptic seizures”. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2005; 81:498-504.

Goldstein LH. Mellers JD. Ictal symptoms of anxiety, avoidance behaviour, and dissociation in patients with dissociative seizures. J Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 2006.77:616-21.

Mellers JDC. The Diagnosis and Management of Dissociative Seizures. http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/Forprofessionals/Articles-1/Differentialdiagnosis

Goldstein LH, Chalder T, Chigwedere C, Khondoker MR, Moriarty J, Toone BK, Mellers JDC. Cognitive behavioural Therapy for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: a pilot RCT, Neurology. (2010, in press)

Book chapters:

Mellers JDC. Special Investigations in Neurology. Clinical Neuropsychology. L. Goldstein & J McNeil (eds). Wiley, Chichester. (2004)

Mellers JDC The diagnosis and management of dissociative seizures. In Epilepsy 2009: From Benchside to Bedside, A Practical Guide to Epilepsy. 12th ed (2009). JW Sander, MC Walker and JE Smalls (Eds). International League Against Epilepsy (UK Chapter) and The National Society for Epilepsy. Chalfont, St Giles. Bucks.

Henderson M & Mellers JDC. Movement Disorders. In Lishman’s Textbook of Organic Psychiatry. 4th Ed. AS David, S Fleminger, MD Kopelman, S Lovestone, JDC Mellers (eds). Wiley, Chichester. (2009)

Mellers JDC Epilepsy. In Lishman’s Textbook of Organic Psychiatry. In Lishman’s Textbook of Organic Psychiatry. 4th Ed. AS David, S Fleminger, MD Kopelman, S Lovestone, JDC Mellers (eds). Wiley, Chichester. (2009)

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