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    How do you find the right psychologist to treat a bipolar patient?

    Redlands Bay (QLD) area. My mum has just been released from another mental health facility and will soon be returning to her home. She requires ongoing treatment by a psychologist who understands and specialises in Bipolar Disorder. I would love to hear from any body with recommendations of great therapists who have experience in this field.
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  • Joe Gubbay

    Clinical Psychologist, Counsellor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist

    I have worked in public hospitals as well as private practice over the past 25 years. As a clinical psychologist I treat depression, social anxiety, … View Profile

    The Australian Psychological Society's “Find a Psychologist” website lets you search for psychologists in your local area with expertise in specific conditions, including Bipolar Disorder:

    http://www.psychology.org.au/findapsychologist/

    It might be a good idea to check with the facility where she was treated to see if they can recommend someone.  Your mum's GP or psychiatrist might also be able to recommend someone.  Keep in mind that Bipolar Disorder treatment will also generally include medication.

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    picdesk

    HealthShare Member

    Thanks Joe.  Mum is currenlty being treated in Sydney and has medication in place - lots of it!

    Unfortunately, none of her doctors here can recommend a psychologist in that area as they don't know any, but I will take a look at the site you recommended.

    Cheers, Meg

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