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Dr Sushmita Hunter and Dr Kerryn Loftus are Consultant Psychogeriatricians and Psychiatrists 



Are Fellows of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Dr Hunter and Dr Loftus are members of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry.

Areas of specialty include the assessment and treatment of:

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Neurological disorders where psychiatric symptoms are the concern

  • Anxiety disorders and chronic pain disorders

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Schizophrenia 

  • Epilepsy

  • ADHD

  • Intellectual disability

  • Drug, alcohol, and gambling addictions


Psychogeriatricians manage psychological and medical (often neurological) disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke related issues, and dementia. They both deal with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia throughout the life cycle. 


Dr Hunter is also affiliated with the Black Dog Institute, a centre for the treatment and research of mood disorders. 


Psychiatrists may prescribe medications. At times counselling only is employed. It will depend on the type and severity of the disorder.

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