Psychiatrist, Writer, Commentator

Writs & Cures - Understanding Neuropsychiatry

Tuesday, 25th September 2018

Special guest in this edition of Writs and Cures is Professor Dennis Velakoulis, the head of neuropsychiatry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Neuropsychiatry is the mysterious world that deals with the mental health aspects of brain disease. It includes the psychological aspects of disorders like Parkinson's Disease, dementia, epilepsy, but it also includes the neurological aspects of mental health disorders like schizophrenia. It sounds highly complex and slightly confusing, but Professor Velakoulis is the expert who can unravel the mystery.

Plus in this week's Soapbox segment the team take a look at profiteering. It's Grand Final week in Melbourne and everyone wants to get their hands on the hottest tickets in town.

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This edition of Writs and Cures is hosted by David Astle with co-hosts lawyer Katie Miller and Peter Mac psychiatrist Professor Steve Ellen.

Hear Writs and Cures every Tuesday night from 8pm on ABC Radio Melbourne.