dr diana hamilton
M.B.,B.S. (Qld) F.R.A.N.Z.C.P


Female Psychiatrist for Anxiety Serving Brisbane

Overview of psychiatry

The art of psychiatry requires the understanding of the person as an individual, interacting in a complex and modern world, in varied and demanding circumstances. A holistic approach is essential, so the initial and subsequent assessments must explore beyond the problems and symptoms that brought the patient for the consultation. This requires a detailed background history to be taken, all to add to the knowledge base about the individual's unique journey in life so far. 
The role of the physical health is also of vital concern, so general wellbeing and the presence of other medical conditions must be considered.
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Woman in Brisbane getting help with anxiety

Personalised assessment plan

By the end of the initial assessment, usually a period of at least 45 minutes, a diagnostic plan and management strategy is discussed. Explanations are given and questions are answered. It is important that the patient understands what is wrong and what can be done about it. 
The benefits of medication management is an important area that often needs review, especially if troublesome side effects are present or progress to date has been limited.  Psychotherapy (in its different forms) can also be appropriate, either alone or in conjunction with prescription medication.  
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Dr Hamilton works with a wide range of mental disorders

Bring support to your appointment

The presence of a partner, family member or support person can be permitted, although always with prior consent by the patient. In addition to individual treatment, therapy may be needed for the couple or family group. Special allowance can be made for those needing an interpreter, or carer to be present.    

Take a look at the information below, and feel confident that you can make contact to get the help you deserve.   
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One of our patients seeing our female psychiatrist for anxiety in Brisbane

Diverse patient experience

Over many years of specialist practice, I have had the privilege of meeting a wide and diverse patient group. I have been presented with many unique and challenging situations. Some very tragic, some frustrating, some inspiring and some even dangerous, but always deserving of the best possible help.

I have developed a special interest in managing depression (in all its forms), anxiety, women's mental health needs across the life cycle, gender issues of the LGBT community and attention deficit disorders. 
I do not accept children or adolescents under the age of 17 years. I do not offer inpatient psychiatric care, but I can refer to the appropriate hospital-based colleague. I then resume clinic-based treatment after discharge.
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List of our services

The following is a list of some of the psychiatric conditions and disorders that I can help you with (listed alphabetically for your convenience)
  • Anxiety conditions, including generalized anxiety, panic disorder, stress reactions 
  • Attention deficit disorder in adults
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive disorder, in all its forms, including loss and grief, self harm and suicidal ideation
  • Eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, and obesity 
  • Gender-related conditions, gender dysphoria
  • Medical conditions with mental health complications, such as cancer, degenerative disorders, diabetes, thyroid conditions, epilepsy, brain injuries
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Personality problems and disorders
  • Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia and other psychotic reactions
  • Physical pain conditions
  • Relationship problems or breakdown
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Substance misuse, including alcoholism, prescription medication and illicit substances
  • Trauma, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, abusive or violent relationship, workplace stress and bullying
  • Womens' health through the life cycle, especially in relation to fertility, pregnancy and parenting
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If you have any questions about Dr Hamilton’s services, please give our office a call. We are happy to help. 
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