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Dr. Shreedhar K B

Dr. Shreedhar K B

MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), DNB - Psychiatry, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)




17 Years Experience Overall  (15 years as specialist)

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Dr. Shreedhar KB Gowda is a consultant psychiatrist with over 16 years of experience across India and Australia. Following MBBS from Government Medical College, Bellary in 1999, his psychiatric postgraduation training has been at premier institutes including: Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM) from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Diplomate of National Board (DNB) from St. Johns National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. Following his postgraduation, he has worked in NIMHANS and Department of Psychiatry, St. Johns National Academy of Medical Sciences. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 2010 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). He is passionate about clinical work, and was among the few to initiate private practice in Melbourne shortly after his fellowship. He has worked as consultant psychiatrist in public mental health units including Melbourne Health and Mercy Health, Melbourne, and South Australia Health, Adelaide. He has also consulted at various private clinics and hospitals in Melbourne including Wyndham private, Southwest Specialist Centre, and the well-known NorthPark Private Hospital consulting suites.He is well versed in working with clientele from diverse socio-cultural-linguistic background. He is fluent in Kannada, English, Hindi and Telugu. He is keenly focused on treating clients with a holistic bio-psycho-social approach following a thorough assessment. He believes in multimodal treatment module which combines judicial use of medications, psychoeducation, supporting family members and psycho-social interventions.The languages he knows includes: Kannada, English, Hindi and Telugu.Dr Gowda is popular for his warm, down-to-earth, and innovative approach leading to strong therapeutic relationships and long-standing follow-ups with clients. His main interests are in the treatment of, Depressive disorders,Bipolar Affective disorders, Anxiety spectrum disorders including OCD, Panic disorder, different phobias and social anxiety disorder,Alcohol and other drug use disorders,Personality disorders,Sleep & Sexual disorders,Post traumatic stress disorder,Marital discord/ Family discord/ relationship issues, Schizophrenia and other Psychotic disordersNeuropsychiatric conditions andConsultation Liaison Psychiatry.

Koramangala, Bangalore

Samvith Neuropsychiatric Centre pvt. ltd.


70, 7th A Cross Rd, Koramangala 4-B Block, Landmark: Opposite to Nandana Regency, Bangalore

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Psychiatrist?

A: A psychiatrist is a medical physician who specializes in the care and treatment of mental, emotional, and addictive disorders. A psychiatrist is involved in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental diseases like anxiety, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, and developmental disabilities.

Q: Is a Psychiatrist different from a Psychologist?

A: Psychiatrists and psychologists are medical professionals offering different services. Psychologists receive graduate training in psychology and pursue either Ph.D or PsyD or clinical psychology. Psychiatrists are physicians with specific training in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illness.

Q: When should one consult a Psychiatrist?

A: A psychiatrist deals with the mental, emotional and behavioural aspects of human health. Whenever a person is affected by mental disorders like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, psychiatric help is needed. Drastic changes in behaviour without any visible cause require a consultation with a psychiatrist. Mental or emotional issues due to drug addiction requires psychiatric help.

Q: What are the conditions treated by a Psychiatrist?

A: Any mental, emotional or behavioural issues that we face can be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists also deal with disorders caused by drug addiction. The following conditions are treated by psychiatrists: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, alcohol addiction, stress and burn-out, eating disorders & schizophrenia

Q: Can a Psychiatrist treat anxiety disorders?

A: Anxiety disorders are characterized by being in a state of extreme, perennial anxiety. One out of three people will suffer from anxiety disorders at some point in life. Overwhelming anxiety that affects your day-to-day activities becomes a disorder. A psychiatrist is trained to treat anxiety disorders through psychological therapies and medication.


Awards and Recognitions

Karnataka Sahithya Academy Award - 2016


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MBBS - vijaynagara institute of medical sciences, 1999
DPM (Psychiatry) - NIMHANS, 2004
DNB - Psychiatry - St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, 2009


Karnataka Medical Council
Indian Psychiatric Society
Fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists


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2002 - 2006 Junior & Senior Resident at NIMHANS
2006 - 2010 Junior & Senior Resident at St.John's Medical College
2010 - 2013 Senior Registrar at North West Area Mental Health Services, Melbourne, Australia
2013 - 2014 Consultant Psychiatrist at North West Area Mental Health Services, Melbourne, Australia
2014 - 2017 Consultant Psychiatrist at Mercy Mental Health Services, Melbourne, Australia


51846 Karnataka Medical Council, 1999
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