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Auckland Mind Psychiatric Consultants

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Description

Auckland Mind are a group of psychiatrists offering psychiatric consultancy services. There is a particular interest and expertise in the mood disorders, especially Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. We provide initial diagnostic assessments, advice on appropriate management, ongoing treatment (where requested), and provision of expert opinions.

What is a Psychiatrist?

A psychiatrist is a qualified medical doctor who has obtained additional qualifications to become a specialist in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness and emotional problems. Because of their extensive medical and psychiatric training, psychiatrists are able to view illness in an integrated way by taking into consideration the related aspects of body and mind.
Psychiatrists are trained both to recognise and treat the effects of emotional disturbances on the body as a whole, as well as the effects of physical conditions on the mind. This is particularly important, as many emotional disturbances affect various parts of the body and physical illnesses can certainly affect the mind. A psychiatrist's medical and psychiatric training allows both the physical and emotional to be kept in perspective.
Psychiatrists are trained and skilled in the use of biological and psychological methods of treatment. Although there is often an appropriate focus on the use of medications, psychiatrists also work psychotherapeutically with their patients.

Consultants

Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Occasionally other days, please phone (09) 360 8818 for more information

Referral Expectations

Auckland Mind aims to provide very high quality assessment and diagnosis.  Referrals are accepted from General Practitioners, Psychologists and other professionals. Enquiries from individuals are welcome; we expect that there will be communication with the family doctor after an assessment.  An initial interview of 60 to 90 minutes will be required; following this comprehensive assessment a clinical diagnosis will be made.  The patient, referrer and psychiatrist will then collaboratively agree on the treatment plan, including whether ongoing specialist psychiatric review and/or follow-up treatment is required.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Depression

    Depression is a mood disorder. Emotional states like sadness, ‘feeling blue’ or tearfulness are part of normal human experience.… More PDF

  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression

    This is a mood disorder in which both depressive (persistent low mood) and manic (elevated or high mood) episodes are experienced.… More

  • Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the general population.… More

  • Anxiety Disorders

    We all feel some anxiety at some time or other.… More

Contact Details

18/386 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland

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Street Address

18/386 Richmond Road
Grey Lynn
Auckland

Postal Address

P.O. Box 78260
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1245

This page was last updated at 9:48AM on July 18, 2013. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Mind Psychiatric Consultants.