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Dr. Venura Palihawadana

Consultant Psychiatrist-FRANZCP

Dr. Venura Palihawadana is a highly regarded Consultant Psychiatrist with over 13 years of dedicated practice in the field. Prior to his relocation to Australia in May 2021, he held esteemed positions as a consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer in psychiatry in Sri Lanka. Dr. Palihawadana has attained Fellowship recognition from the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

During his tenure in Australia, Dr. Palihawadana has contributed his expertise to various settings, including personality disorder management services, inpatient treatment units, and both urban and rural hospitals. His comprehensive experience spans the assessment, management, and treatment of a broad spectrum of mental health conditions, encompassing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, addictions, and adult ADHD.

A key area of Dr. Palihawadana’s focus lies in effectively managing patients with chronic personality difficulties, notably borderline personality disorder. Additionally, he demonstrates a special interest in addressing mental health conditions related to adolescents.


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