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Professor Shanaya Rathod

Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Research
MBBS, MSc, MRCPsych, DM

Practising at

Spire Southampton Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Shanaya Rathod at Spire include:

Psychiatry

Other treatments

General adult and old age psychiatry

Treatment for: anxiety and adjustment disorders, panic attacks, phobias, depression, coping problems and work related stress, bereavement management, bipolar affective disorder, perinatal problems, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders, behaviour management and personality disorders, alcohol and substance misuse, chronic pain, stress through relationship problems. 

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Professional profile

I am an experienced consultant psychiatrist with dual accreditation on the GMC Specialist Register in both adult and old age psychiatry. I am the Director of Research with Southern Health UHS Foundation Trust and visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth. I am the Mental Health Clinical Lead for the Wessex Clinical Research Network and Wessex leadership across organisations on the strategic development of mental health services. I have been published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and have authored books (including Back to Life, Back to Normality, Cultural Adaptation of CBT for Serious Mental illness, Brief Interventions in Psychosis) especially on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also an invited speaker at national and international events.

I have mastered specialist skills across the illness pathway through assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common and severe enduring mental health conditions. I have an expertise in supporting people through stressful times in their lives, through developing their resilience and coping strategies by working with them collaboratively and coaching them towards recovery. I aim to provide a high quality personalised and friendly service where patients experience, choice and needs come first. I understand the needs of carers and do my best to provide family friendly services. I provide expertise in a wide range of mental health problems in General Psychiatry: anxiety and adjustment disorders, panic attacks, phobias, depression, coping problems and work related stress, bereavement management, bipolar affective disorder, perinatal problems, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders, behaviour management and personality disorders, alcohol and substance misuse, chronic pain, stress through relationship problems.

I am approved under section 12(2) of the mental health act (1983) as having had special experience in the assessment and management of psychiatric disorders and I have experience in preparing medicolegal reports based on patient interviews, examination and review of notes since 2005. I have been instructed by solicitors and insurance companies to prepare reports on a variety of cases including fitness to plead and stand trial, insanity defence, custody matters, employment issues, personal injury claims, other insurance claims, negligence and critical injury claims. I have been instructed by claimants, defendants and jointly and am experience in giving evidence in court.


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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Psychiatrists
British Medical Association
Medical Protection Society

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Current NHS posts

Dr. Shanaya Rathod is an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Research with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. She is a visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science, University of Portsmouth.

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Personal Profile

I am a psychiatrist in Southampton, Basingstoke and Winchester with expertise in a wide range of mental health issues and medico-legal reports. 

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Private contact details

Website www.wessexpsychiatrist.com
Private secretary Yvonne Keating
Private secretary email enquiries@wessexpsychiatrist.com