My Practice area

My approach is initial comprehensive assessment and screening followed by short term and long term compassionate care with psychological support and appropriate medication.

Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder leading to problems with executive functioning skills


Depression affects about 15-20% of general population. severe and untreated depression can lead to suicide and therefore all depression shouldbe taken seriously.

Bipolar Affective Disorder

Bipolar Disorder is characterised by periods of depression interspersed with bouts of mania or hypomania. In severe states, hospitalisation may be required.

Anxiety Disorders

All of us can get anxious. But 15-20% of people will suffer disabling and persistent anxiety.

Schizophrenia & other Psychotic Disorders

Symptoms of psychosis include confused thinking , delusions i.e. false beliefs that are not shared by others, hallucinations

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Dr. Pradeepa Dasanayake


Consultant Psychiatrist

I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with 25 years of experience in Psychiatry. I completed my medical degree and Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry in Sri Lanka. After moving to Melbourne, I attained the fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry in 2002. I have worked extensively in the public mental health services in Australia for over ten years.