MBChB(Natal); FCPsych(SA); MMed(Stellenbosch) PR:0424161

About Dr Ravi Govender

I qualified from Nelson Mandela Medical School in Durban in 1998. I did my internship at Groote Schuur Hospital in 1999 and fell in love with Cape Town. I did my community service in Nongoma, which is a rural town in KZN and then went over to the UK, where I worked in psychiatry for the next 5 years. There, I gained valuable experience in General Adult Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Eating Disorders, Forensic Psychiatry and Addictive Behaviour. I returned to Cape Town in 2006, and joined the University of Stellenbosch psychiatry department and completed my specialist training in psychiatry. I have worked at Tygerberg, Lentegeur and Stikland Hospitals before going into private practice in 2011.

I am registered with the Health Professionals Council of SA as a specialist psychiatrist, and am a fellow of the South African College of Psychiatrists.

I have been published in the African Journal of psychiatry and British Medical Journal.

  1. Association between childhood adversities and long-term suicidality among South Africans from the results of the South African Stress and Health study: a cross-sectional study.

  2. Diagnostic outcome of patients referred to psychiatry with medically unexplained symptoms: a retrospective study

I have an interest in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Addictive Behaviour and Adult Attention Deficit Disorder. I also have a special interest in psychotherapy.