Dr Sidhesh Phaldessai
MB BS 2004 Goa; FRANZCP 2018
Sidhesh is a consultant psychiatrist with experience in the assessment and management of a range of mental health presentations in adults and older adults. His areas of interest include depressive disorders, anxiety, bipolar disorders, substance use disorders and psychosis in adults and the elderly.
He also has expertise in capacity and competency assessments in older people and managing cognitive disorders such as dementia. He believes in a thorough approach balancing the use of pharmacotherapy and psychotherapies as well as supportive interventions. He values accessibility, communication and collaboration with patients and families.
Obsessive compulsive disorders
Substance use disorders
Title or Designation
Adult and Older People Psychiatrist
Full NZ Registration Date
5 September 2013
Dr Sidhesh Phaldessai is available at the following service: