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Dr Désirée Rossouw: Psychiatrist [MBChB; MMed (Psych)]

Dr Désirée Rossouw completed her medical degree at the University of Pretoria in 1980.

She completed the post-graduate studies [MMed (Psych)] at the University of Pretoria in 1987.

After completion of her studies. Dr Rossouw worked as Head and Consultant of the Adolescent Unit at Weskoppies Hospital until 1990. In 1991 she started her private practice in Pretoria.

Dr Rossouw was involved at Weskoppies Hospital as a part-time Consultant for some years. She also did sessions at a rehabilitation facility for three years.

Areas of interest

Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Clinical research trials and Dementia and cognitive disorders.

Treatment goals

Improving levels of functioning in all spheres (Family,work and social).

Dr Richard Sykes: Psychiatrist [MBChB; MPharmMed ; MMed (Psych); FC Psych (SA)]

Dr Richard Sykes completed his primary medical qualification, MChB at the University of Pretoria in 1997. His post-graduate studies were completed at the University of Pretoria in 2005.

He holds a Masters degree in Pharmacology (MPharmMed) from the Unversity of Pretoria and is a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists (College of Medicine of South Africa). Dr Sykes obtained his MMed (Psych) with distinction in 2005. On completion of his post-graduate studies, Dr Sykes worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry in Scotland, before returning to South Africa to commence private practice in the East of Pretoria since 2007.

Dr Sykes also works as a part-time Consultant Psychiatrist at Weskoppies Hospital (University of Pretoria).

Areas of interest

Psycho-pharmcology, Clinical research trials, Improving and maintaining mental resilience, Dementia and cognitive disorders, Adult Attention Defecit Disorder, Bipolar Mood Disorders, Pharmaco-genomics and Improving cognitive functioning in mood disorders.