Inside the Mind of Adult ADHD Specialist – Interview with Dr Mahendra Perera

Posted on December 2, 2016

Hi Dr Perera, Thank you for talking to PsychScene Hub. Can you give our hubsters a brief background about yourself?

Thank you Sanil. I am a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and a Fellow of the Australasian College.  I also hold a Fellowship of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine in the College of Physicians. I completed my MBBS in Sri Lanka and have been in Australia since 1992.  I am now doing locum work in different parts of Australia after being in private practice for several years. I am also an Honorary Senior Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

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  • SydneyDoc215

    An excellent and informative conversation. It’s a shame that adult ADHD patients who don’t have the good fortune to be diagnosed during childhood seem not to have access to subsidies for medications which seems discriminatory in my opinion

    • PsychScene Hub

      Very true. Treatment of adult adhd can make a significant difference to people’s lives and more needs to be done in terms of tackling the controversial aspects which in my opinion can result in this group being discriminated against at times.