Psychiatrist. Hypothesist. Digital Mental Health Enthusiast.
Over the course of my work with psychiatric outpatients, I have also had a special interest in understanding and treating a group of people whom I’ve come to think of collectively as the “unloved”, individuals who were, for example, either abandoned, neglected, abused or not truly valued for who they were by their primary caregivers (or others) in childhood resulting, often, in lasting deficits in their ability to form healthy interpersonal relationships, including intimate partner relationships. Often, these individuals have difficulties with basic trust. Some feel as though they have unmet needs from childhood that continue to play out in adult relationships, resulting in their feeling “needy” or “unbearable” or “unlovable”.