Dr Tim Foley
If you find yourself to be in a situation where finding the best Canberra Psychiatrists gets difficult, then we are here to help you out with this. Below is a list of the top Psychiatrists in Canberra. To help you find the best Psychiatrists located near to you, we put together our own Psychiatrists Canberra list based on patient reviews.
This article is updated every 1-2 months.
⇒ Dr Tim Foley
Dr Tim Foley completed psychiatry training in NSW, specialising in general adult, consultation liaison psychiatry and psychotherapy. He is currently working as a psychiatrist across two major metropolitan hospitals. Dr Foley has experience treating mood and anxiety disorders through the UNSW Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) and at the Professorial Mood Disorders Unit at Black Dog Institute.
- General adult
- consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychotherapy
- Managing your fears
Phone: 0438 643 217
⇒ Dr Ingrid Butterfield
Dr Ingrid Butterfield is an Australian-based health professional. Ingrid is trained as a Psychiatrist and has a practice located in Canberra.
- Anxiety disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Phone: (02) 6257 5604
Dr Ingrid Butterfield
⇒ Dr Fatma Lowden
⇒ Dr Adesina Adesanya
Dr Adesina Adesanya is an Australian-based health professional. Adesina is trained as a Psychiatrist and has 2 practices located in Wagga Wagga, Canberra.
- Medicolegal Assessments and Reports
- Assessment and Treatment of Work Injuries
- Clinical Management
Phone: (02) 6925 5522
Dr Adesina Adesanya
⇒ Dr Saba Javed
Dr Saba Javed is an Australian-based health professional. Saba is trained as a Psychiatrist and has 2 practices located in Deakin, Barton.
- Alcohol and drug addiction
- Chronic pain
- Mood Disorders
Phone: (02) 6195 0180
⇒ Dr Claire Pattison
Dr Claire Pattison is an Australian-based health professional. Claire is trained as a Psychiatrist and has a practice located in Turner.
- Panic Attacks
- Suicide Prevention
Phone: 0408 585 114
⇒ Prof Dinesh Arya
Prof Dinesh Arya is an Australian-based health professional. Dinesh is trained as a Psychiatrist and has a practice located in Yarralumla.
- Parental Divorce
- Mental & emotional health
- Understanding Depression
Phone: (02) 6282 3899
⇒ Dr Deepa Singhal
Dr Deepa Singhal is an Australian-based health professional. Deepa is trained as a Psychiatrist and has 2 practices located in Deakin, Bruce.
- Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry
- Intellectual disability
- Tourette Syndrome and similar presentations
Phone: (02) 6195 0180
⇒ Dr Jarrod Holst
Dr Jarrod Holst is an Australian-based health professional. Jarrod is trained as a Psychiatrist and has a practice located in Deakin.
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- adolescents and families
- youth psychiatry
Phone: (02) 6282 8266
What is a Psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who diagnoses, treats, and manages disease/illness in patients. A psychiatrist uses medicine to treat mental illness or mental distress, making frequent use of psychotherapy. All psychiatrists are physicians (doctors) but not all physicians are psychiatrists. Psychiatrists can prescribe psychiatric medication to treat psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and others.
Psychiatrists often treat patients who are suffering from mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety disorders. The doctor assesses the patient’s symptoms and develops a treatment plan that may involve medication management, psychotherapy (a type of counseling), family therapy, or group therapy to help the patient recover. Psychiatrists can prescribe medications to treat mental illness or they can offer psychotherapy.
What Does a Psychiatrist Do?
Psychiatrists do many of the same things other doctors do: They perform physical exams, take medical histories and prescribe medications. But psychiatry is more than just prescribing pills for patients who are feeling blue. In fact, psychiatrists often work with patients who aren’t experiencing a mental health crisis but want to optimize their well-being.
But most people turn to psychiatrists for help during a mental health crisis or psychiatric emergency – which can include suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, and delusions. In these cases, a psychiatrist will make a diagnosis and may prescribe medications or hospitalization in order to ensure the patient’s safety.
Why would you see a psychiatrist?
There are a variety of reasons for mental health issues, such as stress and chemical imbalances, and a psychological evaluation can help determine the nature of the problem, its source, and treatment alternatives. Many persons who are suffering from mental illness do not seek assistance due to embarrassment or because they are unsure whom to see.