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Dr Ramanathan Elayaperumal - Psychiatry

Dr Ram (Dr Ramanathan Elayaperumal) is an experienced General Adult Psychiatrist in Colchester, Essex offering expert treatment for a wide range of mental health conditions, including stress disorders, anxiety disorders, depressive illness, psychosis and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). He runs his private clinic at the Oaks Hospital, Colchester, Essex

Based at: Oaks Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Dr Ram specialises in….

• Stress disorders 

• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

• Anxiety disorders (Panic attacks, Social phobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder)

• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

• Depressive illness

• Bipolar affective disorder (Manic Depressive Psychosis)

• Psychosis and other related disorders like Schizophrenia, Drug Induced Psychosis

• Personality disorders (Borderline or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder)

• Sleep and anger problems

• Alcohol related illness

Academic background

Dr Ram graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University in 2000 and completed his MD in Psychiatry at the same institution in 2005. He became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK 2009.

Dr Ram completed his higher specialty training in General Adult Psychiatry at North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust within the East of England Deanery, gaining his Certificate of Completion of Training in General Adult Psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012. He is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist for the Home Treatment Team with Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

In addition to being a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Ram is trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy and is an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) Therapist. 

Dr Ram regularly gives talks to GPs on subjects such as antidepressants, bipolar affective disorder and anxiety disorder. He is the founder of an informal charitable organisation focusing on education and health called ‘Jagadh Seva’.


Professional Memberships

General Medical Council (GMC)

Royal College of Psychiatrists

British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

NHS base

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Monday EVE plus ad hoc appointments

01206 987669