Dr Pramod Prabhakaran

Qualifications

MBBS, MRCPsych

GMC number: 5194835

Practicing since: 1996

Specialties

Old Age Psychiatry, General Psychiatry

Consultation times

  • When required
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About

Dr Prabhakaran has over 20 years experience in clinical, educational and leadership roles in the UK, currently practicing as an NHS Consultant specialising in adult and elderly emotional, cognitive and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr Prabhakaran has a truly integrative and personalised approach and incorporates advanced testing including genomics, bio markers, nutritional and fitness assessment and brain imaging. He has a special interest in neuropsychiatric conditions and advises on a range of cognitive strengthening and stimulation programmes.

He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2002 having trained at the Imperial College Psychiatric Training Scheme in London. He has been a Consultant in the NHS since 2006 and was joint course director for psychological medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine. 

Neuropsychiatry and Cognitive Disorders:  

  • Assessment and management of cognitive disorders, including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s, Vascular dementia, Parkinson’s Disease dementia and Lewy Body dementia.
  • Management of personality and behavior changes in the context of cognitive and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease,  Huntington’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

Adult Psychiatry:

  • Assessment and management of Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Panic disorder, Post-traumatic Stress disorder and Bipolar disorder.
  • Evaluation of Adult ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. 

Special interests

Neuropsychiatry and Cognitive Disorders:  

  • Assessment and management of cognitive disorders, including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s dementia, Vascular dementia, Parkinson’s Disease dementia, Lewy Body dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia. 
  • Effective management and evaluation of personality and behavior changes in the context of cognitive and neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Wide-ranging experience of working with culturally and ethnically diverse patient groups. Memory clinic assessments and use of Cholinesterase inhibitors and cognitive stimulation therapy. 
  • Experience in assessment and management of patients with epilepsy, history of stroke and psychosomatic disorders.
  • Community and Inpatient physical and cognitive rehabilitation.

Adult Psychiatry 

  • Assessment and management of common psychiatric and psychological conditions such as Depression, Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Post-traumatic Stress disorder as well as psychotic conditions such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder.
  • Evaluation of Adult ADHD and Asperger’s syndrome. 

Other interests

Medico-legal Experience

Extensive experience in the preparation of medico-legal reports and provides expert evidence in the High Court, the Court of Protection, the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the Crown Court and the Coroners Court. 

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Malayalam

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Pramod Prabhakaran at Nuffield Health

  • Blood test
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • CT scan (or CAT scan)
  • Dementia and delirium screening
  • Vitamin deficiency test
  • Liver function tests

Locations Dr Pramod Prabhakaran works with

Related experience

Research

Warner, James & Butler, Rob & Prabhakaran, Pramod. (2003). Which treatments are effective for cognitive, behavioural and psychological symptoms in dementia?. Evidence-based mental health. 6. 69-71. 10.1136/ebmh.6.3.69.

Prabhakaran, Pramod & Butler, Rob. (2002). What are older peoples' experiences of taking antidepressants?. Journal of affective disorders. 70. 319-22. 10.1016/S0165-0327(01)00315-9.

Memberships

  • Member of Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)

Other post held

  • Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist Hillingdon Hospital

Insurers Dr Pramod Prabhakaran works with

Dr Pramod Prabhakaran works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)

Declaration

Dr Pramod Prabhakaran does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Pramod Prabhakaran does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Pramod Prabhakaran does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.