Psychiatrists are medical doctors who have specialised in the treatment of mental illness. They often use medication to treat their patients, but are also able to offer psychotherapy. They are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa under the specialist register.
I'm a psychiatrist affiliated with the University of Stellenbosch
My clinical areas of interest include: Women and Maternal mental health (including perinatal depression, premenstrual disorders, fertility difficulties, peri-menopausal mood disorders), psychiatric co/trimorbidity in the medically ill (eg Post-stroke depression), Psychodermatology (Psoriases, Acne, Skin picking disorder), Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, Binge eating), Chronic Pain Conditions (Fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain), Somatic Symptom Disorders (Conversion Disorder), Psycho-oncology, Anxiety, OCD and related disorders and Trauma-related disorders.
I am an active researcher in areas of women's health and traumatology and have published locally and internationally. I provide a holistic, individualized treatment plan tiered according to the presenting condition, comorbidities, patient preference and available funding.
I'm currently a PhD candidate in a study examining potential biomarker for the development of PTSD., as well as involved in research-project exploring utility of medicinal cannabis.
I consult in the Atlantic Seaboard and Westcoast-area Appointments are available afterhours.