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Dr Mihaela Bucur is a highly experienced Certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician and Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in General Adult Psychiatry. Her areas of interest include ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, adjustment disorders, stress, and lifestyle psychiatry. Dr Bucur has experience supporting patients in both inpatient and community settings.

As the Medical Director at APN London and the Chair of the Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG) at the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Dr Bucur leads with a strong commitment to advancing mental health care through a holistic and integrated approach. In her dual roles, she brings together her expertise in psychiatry and lifestyle medicine to drive innovation, collaboration, and advocacy in the field of mental wellness, providing compassionate care on an individualised basis.

Following a person-centred approach and using evidence-based treatments, Dr Bucur cherishes the individuality of each patient, compassionately supporting them on their recovery journey. She is particularly interested in lifestyle psychiatry, an emerging area that aims to improve mental health outcomes and overall well-being by addressing lifestyle factors – such as diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, and social connections – contributing to mental health issues.


Dr Bucur is a Fellow of the prestigious Royal College of Psychiatrists, where she held a senior role as the Associate Registrar for Wellbeing and Retention (2019-2022). In 2020, she became a Certified Physician in Lifestyle Medicine with the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine.

During her postgraduate training in psychiatry, Dr Bucur completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychiatry and a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. She has also published numerous scientific articles in reputable journals, and others have cited this work in the field.

As an Honorary Lecturer with Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Dr Bucur has an avid interest in medical education, teaching, and research. Her main academic interests focus on prevention in psychiatry, well-being, lifestyle factors and mental health, and cultural psychiatry.

Dr Bucur is a keen nature photographer; in 2021, the British Medical Journal published an interview with Dr Bucur in which she discusses how photographing nature has transformed her life.

More from Dr Bucur

Getting an ADHD assessment in London isn’t particularly difficult, but it does require the help of psychiatric professionals. We’ve outlined the symptoms and effects of ADHD, common barriers to proper diagnosis, the ADHD assessment process, treatment options, and how to pursue an ADHD assessment in London.

Read ‘How Do I Get an ADHD Diagnosis in London?’, reviewed by Dr Bucur.

Traditional psychiatric practice has long focused on medication and therapy as primary interventions for treating mental disorders. Lifestyle psychiatry seeks to complement these approaches and go a bit deeper by including specific recommendations for exercise, nutrition, sleep, or stress management to promote holistic well-being.

Read ‘What Is Lifestyle Psychiatry?’, reviewed by Dr Bucur.