Dr Amita Ingole is a fellow of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. She is currently working in a busy public hospital in emergency department and consultation liaison service and has vast experience in managing variety of psychiatric illnesses ranging from first episode psychosis, chronic schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, neuropsychiatric presentations and mood disorders including treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder.
She has more than 14 years of experience in psychiatry and her area of interest is adult ADHD. She has worked in all tertiary hospitals in South Australia in inpatient wards, community clinics, ED and CL services. She has treated psychiatric conditions using psychological treatment modalities such as CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness meditation to manage anxiety disorders. She has prescribed ECT for conditions such as treatment resistant mood disorders and catatonia.
She has also worked in the role of education secretary of South Australian Indian Medical Association and has provided psychiatry educational talks to GPs and other specialists. She has been teaching medical students in the role of clinical lecturer at The University of Adelaide. She believes that to provide holistic treatment, the first step is to provide a good listening ear and understand the individual, to form a trusting relationship and build partnership in management plan with the individual concerned. Understanding the person and their difficulties with compassion, is equally important if not more, to complete the diagnosis and treatment.