Dr. Saibal Guha
I am currently a private Psychiatrist at Pinel Clinic, Belmont Private Hospital, Carina. I work full time in this practice including being involved in outpatient and inpatient work.
My special area of interest is Adult ADHD. I am involved in telehealth related work, and cover rural and remote areas of Australia. I also am involved in GP education, which holds a special place in my heart as I believe the future of psychiatry lies in trying to grasp the ‘psychological needs’ of individual patients, and application of evidence based methods to assist in achieving them. A particular model or therapeutic tool may not be enough, hence, Psychiatrists need to remain quite involved with patients to be able to get to the core issues of egoic fears and anxieties.
My future interests lie in research and medical education. I remain committed to translate concepts in psychiatry to clinical application.
I initially trained in India whilst I was serving in the Indian Armed Forces. I completed my MD Psychiatry from Armed Forces Medical College in Pune in 1998. It was difficult and rigorous, given the course content and workload sometimes left me with very little time at home. I qualified as a Military and General Adult Psychiatrist. I still find it strange I do not suffer from any nightmares or flashbacks of this rigorous training experience! However, on the positive side, I can vouch for one thing: this training toughened me alot and ensured I remain fully committed to fighting mental illness and its’ effects for my patients.
I worked for five years as a Psychiatrist with the Indian Navy, including being involved in setting up a Psychiatric Centre for Armed Forces personnel at Port Blair (capital of Andaman and Nicobar Islands). I still have many fond memories of my days in uniform.