BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS OF DAVID HORGAN
MB BCH BAO MRCPSYCH DPM MPHIL FRANZCP MD(Melb)
Clinical Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Honorary Psychiatrist, Royal Melbourne Hospital
Consultant Psychiatrist in Private Practice
Dr. David Horgan was educated in Dublin, where he won his training hospital medals in both medicine and surgery. He trained in psychiatry in Edinburgh. He completed his Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK, and also obtained a Diploma in Psychological Medicine from the Royal College of Surgeons & Physicians in London. He simultaneously obtained the degree of Master of Philosophy in Psychiatry from the University of Edinburgh.
Dr. Horgan moved to Melbourne as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and he also completed a Doctorate Thesis in the University of Melbourne, on Psychiatric Aspects of Coronary Artery Surgery. He is mainly involved in private practice in psychiatry, particularly treating resistant depression, usually on referral from other psychiatrists. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne. He provides lectures/training to GP’s and Psychiatriests locally and internationally.
He has an intense commitment to community suicide prevention. He established an Australia-wide freecall telephone suicide prevention service in 1997, listed under Suicide in all 55 telephone directories, which receives many thousands of calls per year. He also established the websites www.youthsuicide.com, www.suicideprevention.com.au, www.aftersuicide.com.au, www.aspf.com.au, and www.depression.com.au as community services. He has established the registered Harm Prevention charity Australian Suicide Prevention Foundation.
Dr Horgan has been heavily involved over many years in teaching psychiatry to GPs, emphasising practicalities, and encouraging GPs to expand their treatment options.
Please note that Dr Horgan is fully booked treating resistant depression, and only accepts referrals from other psychiatrists.
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