Dr Jan Melichar

Consultant Psychiatrist
BSc, MB BS, MRCPsych, MD

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Jan Melichar at Spire include:

Other treatments

Psychiatry: Alcohol dependency

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Professional profile

I have a special interest in helping patients and their families with illnesses where depression, anxiety, or substance misuse are the main feature. I am a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychopharmacology at the University of Bristol Medical School and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in Substance Misuse for the local NHS Mental Health Trust. I have previously been a consultant in the regional Psychopharmacology Unit, working with patients with difficult-to-treat anxiety and depression. I have always been fascinated by research looking at the role and actions of the drugs used in psychiatry and how they can be improved. Research carried out at the Psychopharmacology Unit of Bristol Medical School and the MRC Cyclotron Unit at Hammersmith Hospital led to a research doctorate (MD) in the neuroimaging of opiate addiction in 2004. My long term interest in the biological basis of psychiatric disorders is balanced by an awareness that successful treatment requires an understanding of the whole person and that every patient is an individual.

Clinical Interests

Alcohol dependancy

Anxiety Depression Drug and/or alcohol dependency. General Adult Psychiatry.

Private contact details

Telephone 01454 615278
Private secretary Liz Hodsdon
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatry.
Member of the National Executive of the Addiction Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatry.
Member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology.
Member of the European Chemoreception Research Organization.

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Current NHS posts

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychopharmacology. University of Bristol.

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist. AWP NHS Trust.

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Personal Profile

I enjoy family time with my wife and three children. I also like to cycle and I do take part in triathlons. In 2009 I successfully completed Ironman Austria.

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