Dr Sohom Das is a qualified Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, author, expert witness, media contributor and part-time stand-up comedian.
Dr Sohom Das specialises in crime and mental illness and has worked with several prisons and psychiatric units, including Broadmoor Hospital, HMP Pentonville and HMYOI Feltham. He is regularly called in to provide evidence in criminal and civil court cases and has helped support clients who have experienced severe physical trauma.
Whilst Dr Sohom Das may specialise in crime and mental health, he has trained in other specialities, including learning disabilities, drug addiction psychiatry, personal injury, sexual abuse, breach of duty, fitness to plead, insanity, terrorism, family court, diminished responsibility, immigration, fraud, murder, old age, autism, PTSD and depression. Throughout his expert career, Dr Sohom has authored over 500 clinical, educational and court reports.
He runs his own practice, Sigma Delta Psychiatry Expertise, and is a co-founder of North London Medico-Legal Forum – a continued professional development group for psychiatric medico-legal experts.
Due to his extensive knowledge and experience, Dr Sohom is often called onto television and radio programmes, such as This Morning (2022), Released to Kill (2021), Murder Mystery and My Family (2020-2021) and Murdertown (2022), as well as contributing to Talk Radio and Radio 4. He has also written articles for The Metro, GQ Magazine, Huffington Post, The Mirror and Cosmopolitan.
His YouTube Channel, A Psych for Sore Minds, has over 35,000 subscribers who listen to his opinions on mental health topics, how to work under challenging circumstances, what life is like on a psychiatric unit and the process of being sectioned, as well as snippets of his career such as working with psychopaths and how to analyse mentally ill criminals.
In 2022, Dr Sohom published his first book, In Two Minds: Stories of Murder, Justice and Recovery From a Forensic Psychiatrist. In the book, he provides a fascinating collection of true stories on anonymised patients and how his career has affected his personal life and mental state. The book was so popular it ended up in Amazon’s top 100 charts for Forensics Medicine, Doctor-Patient Relations and Psychology & Violence.
As well as his professional job as a Forensic Psychiatrist, Dr Sohom is often asked to attend and speak at industry events. He took part in Garden Talks’ online talk series, where he discussed how to handle mentally ill offenders. He also spoke at CrimeCon UK, a large true crime convention where he discussed his real-life cases and his expert opinions on various criminal documentaries.
Dr Sohom aims to inform the public about forensic psychiatry, educate them that there may be more to a criminal than their crime, to quash misconceptions or stereotypes and reduce stigma around mental illness.
– Anonymised True Stories
– Mental Health and Illness
Sohom is prompt in response, flexible in seeing clients at their convenience, and is conscientious in penning articulate comprehensive reports that comfortably withstands any attempted scrutiny. The speed in which he can procure a report is one of several factors as to why Sohom stands out amongst the rest. Upon instruction, Sohom generally will seek to assess the clients within three weeks, and have finalised reports back to you in two. There have been occasions when Sohom has expedited the report, on request, to then have that very report with me only days after the assessment. Most importantly, my clients have, on their own volition, reported back that Sohom dealt with them in a ‘calm’, ‘patient’, and ‘sensitive’ manner, and feel like they ‘were listened to’.
Ieuan Haywood, Lawyer, Collingbourne Hennah Law
I have been working in Medico-legal practice for 15 years in over 200 cases. In my opinion, Dr Das’ reports are of an extremely high quality. Something I commented upon when first seeing one of his reports. Since then, I have noted that his assessments and reports are thorough, reasonable, robust, logical, focussed and well stated. His thinking is transparent and evidence based. Clients who have been assessed by him who I have seen in therapy speak highly of his interview style and professionalism. I have no hesitation in recommending him as an expert.
Dr Paul Rogers, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist and Medico-Legal Expert Witness