Dr Natasha Bijlani MBBS, FRCPsych

Cultural addictions psychiatry

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Dr Natasha Bijlani is a general adult psychiatrist, who can treat patients between the ages of 18-65 years. She has been based at Priory Hospital Roehampton as a self-employed private psychiatrist since 2006 and also offers consultations in Central London near Sloane Square.

In September 2018, Dr Bijlani was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych) as a mark of distinction and in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to the core purpose of the Royal College of Psychiatrists throughout her career.

She has over 30 years’ experience in treating adults with mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, addictions such as alcohol and recreational drug dependence, bipolar affective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia, relationship issues and stress, as well as stress due to employment issues. 

Dr Bijlani has an interest in public education and promoting good mental health to help reduce the stigma associated with psychiatric illness. She makes regular contributions in the media and presentations to general practitioners and other medical colleagues on mental health subjects.

Dr Bijlani was previously consultant psychiatrist in the NHS for Wandsworth ACT Team, St. George's Hospital, Tooting, London between 2003-2006 and prior to that was specialist registrar for eating disorders, General Adult Psychiatry, Women's Service and Mother and Baby unit at Springfield University Hospital, Tooting. She was also the editor of the Women in Psychiatry Special Interest Group Newsletter of The Royal College of Psychiatrists from 2003-2009.

Dr Bijlani obtained her medical qualification at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, University of London in 1987 and continued to train in psychiatry at St. Bartholomew’s to obtain membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 1993.

Following completion of senior psychiatric training at St. George’s Hospital, Tooting, London, Dr Bijlani worked as a consultant psychiatrist for a specialist psychiatric team (in assertive community treatment) from 2003 until 2006. Here, Dr Bijlani was responsible for the care of patients with longstanding and complicated mental disorders.

Click here for a list of her clinical articles and published papers.