Adult Psychiatry

Dr Hamilton is currently not accepting new referrals for patients requiring ongoing management. 


Dr Hamilton has limited availability for second opinions and for "291" referrals which enable a single appointment for the purposes of assessment and management recommendations.  Your GP will be able to advise whether a referral for a 291 assessment is appropriate.


More information about this Medicare item number is available here:

Opinion and report (MBS item 291) | RANZCP

Psychiatrist vs Psychologist- What's the difference?


Both psychiatrists and psychologists have an understanding of the brain and can provide psychological therapy (psychotherapy or "talking" therapies).  Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication if needed.  See below for a useful fact sheet on the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists. 

What is a psychiatrist?
Click here to find out more about what a psychiatrist does.
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Psychiatrist vs Psychologist what's the difference?
Click here for more information on the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist
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