Including psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, ADHD, depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neurology, brain surgery, neurointervention, cerebral aneurysms, epilepsy, stroke, migraine and rehabilitation medicine.
Psychiatry – Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Including diagnosis and treatment of depression, and bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression. Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of a type of common psychiatric disorder characterised by excessive rumination, worrying, uneasiness, apprehension and fear about future uncertainties either based on real or imagined events, which may affect both physical and psychological health.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
This is the specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, of mental disorders affecting Children and Adolescents. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Includes services for cognitive disorders, dementia and alzheimers.
General and specialised services including ADHD, depression, psychosis, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, child and adolescent mental health, intellectual disability mental health, maternal mental health, trauma related disorders, legal reports and psycho-pharmacology.
Neurologists often specialise in different sub-fields as there are a large number of disorders and diseases affecting the nervous system, some common but many rare. Abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord or nerves leading to or from them may result in symptoms such as muscle weakness, paralysis, poor coordination, loss of sensation, seizures, pain and altered levels of consciousness.
Neurointervention, also known as Interventional Neuroradiology, is a clinical specialty requiring expertise in imaging diagnosis and management of diseases of the blood vessels of the brain, head, neck and spine. Interventional Neuroradiologists use minimally invasive image-guided techniques to treat brain aneurysms, strokes due to blocked or narrowed blood vessels, and malformations of the arteries and veins of the brain, head, neck and spine.
Neurosurgery, also known as brain surgery, treats problems in the brain and the structures around it. There are many reasons for neurosurgery, including taking a tissue sample (biopsy) of a tumour or removing it, treating bleeding (haemorrhage) or blood clots (haematomas) resulting from injuries; weaknesses in blood vessels (cerebral aneurysms); abnormal blood vessels; damage to tissues covering the brain; infections; severe nerve or facial pain; skull fractures; pressure in the brain after an injury or stroke; and some forms of seizure disorders (e.g. epilepsy).