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Dr. Vijayakumar D.R

Dr. Vijayakumar D.R

Dr. Vijayakumar D.R

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MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)



25 Years Experience Overall  (23 years as specialist)

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Dr. Vijayakumar D.R. Is a senior psychiatrist with more than 22 years of experience in handling mental health issues in India, Australia, and the United Kingdom. He completed his medical schooling from Mysore Medical College and did his psychiatry training at the prestigious National Institute Of Mental Health And Neurosciences (NIMHANS,) Bangalore. He received further training in Australia as a senior registrar and worked in Melbourne as a consultant psychiatrist. He then worked for a few years in Pennine Care Trust, Oldham in the United Kingdom. He has been involved in teaching both under graduate medical students and post graduate students pursing psychiatry as their field of specialty. He has been involved in research and has publications in his name and has also been the principal investigator in drug trials.His special interests are in Obsessive compulsive disorders and anxiety disorders. He treats patients with both medications and Cognitive behavior therapy. He also uses biofeedback effectively in treating the above illnesses. He has also extensive experience in handling mental health crisis having worked in Melbourne Australia as the consultant of the crisis assessment team.

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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.


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MBBS - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, 1994
DPM (Psychiatry) - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), 1997


Karnataka Medical Council
Indian Psychiatric Society


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1995 - 1997 Jr. Resident at NIMHANS
1997 - 1998 Sr. Research Officer at NIMHANS
1999 - 2000 Sr. Resident at NIMHANS
2000 - 2004 Consultant Psychiatrist at North West Mental Health Service, Melbourne
2004 - 2007 Consultant Psychiatrist at Penine Health Care, Oldham, U.K


39728 Karnataka Medical Council, 1994

Trainings and Certifications

DNB - National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), 1998
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