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I am a consultant psychiatrist with more than 20 years’ of clinical experience. I trained in London and received my PhD from University College London were I am an honorary senior lecturer. I use the skills and experience that I have gained to help my patients with cutting-edge, research based treatments to prevent, cure and treat mental health problems. The treatment and health promotion programmes that I have developed have already helped more than 20 000 people.
Depression and Anxiety
I realised that most people’s emotional health problems are caused or aggravated by strained family or professional relationships, and stresses in their home or work environment. Therefore, after I have helped you to start feeling better, I can also help you to identify and make the changes to your thinking, habits and environment to help reduce or eliminate the risk of future setbacks. Whilst many people simply try to get on with their lives, hoping for the best, I believe there is a better way. I therefore work closely with an exceptionally talented team of health professionals and life coaches to maximise your health and wellbeing in a genuine, and personal way. My treatment method is aimed at helping you to make a quick and lasting recovery so you can enjoy the health and wellbeing you deserve.
Cognitive Impairment and Dementia
If you are experiencing memory or other problems with your thinking, then I can help with investigating, diagnosing and treating these conditions. I offer a comprehensive dementia risk assessment and risk reduction plan that is aimed at preventing dementia for over 50s (Self Pay only). More than 300 people have already used this plan to help them adopt a lifestyle aimed at reducing the risk of dementia. For patients diagnosed with dementia, I offer the full range of outpatient based services and support for caregivers, with the assistance of our team of psychiatric nurses and psychologists.
Attention problems and ADHD
Attention and concentration problems are increasingly recognised in children and adults. I offer specialist assessments and neurofeedback training for attention problems. You can find out more at SmartStartMinds.co.uk
Areas of interest
Dementia prevention, diagnosis and treatment;
Memory and other cognitive problems;
Depression and anxiety;
Attention problems in children and adults.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Neurological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
1. Honorary Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
I study the prevention, early identification and treatment of common serious cognitive disorders.
In over 50s I study Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease and mild cognitive impairment. I have developed activity programmes that combine physical activity, social stimulation, computer training and healthy eating aimed at preventing dementia.
I develop and study attention tests and neurofeedback training programmes to manage Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and similar problems.
I run and cycle for fitness and I am learning to play the guitar. I spent my free time with my family and friends and we love travel and good food.
Clinical Excellence Awards 2009, 2011
1. A complex multimodal activity intervention to reduce the risk of dementia in mild cognitive impairment-ThinkingFit: pilot and feasibility study for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 2004.
2. Aging effects on functional auditory and visual processing using fMRI with variable sensory loading. Cortex, 2013.
3. Memory Complaints with and without Memory Impairment: The Impact of Leukoaraiosis on Cognition. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2011.
4. Subjective cognitive impairment: functional MRI during a divided attention task. Eur Psychiatry, 2011.
An fMRI study of verbal episodic memory encoding in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Cortex, 2008.
5. The functional anatomy of divided attention in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Brain, 2005.
Courses offered to GPs
Dementia Prevention - The ThinkingFIT study and method.
The Attention Key - Unlocking your full potential.
Evaluating and training concentration skills to help you reach your full potential.
- PhD in Mental Health Sciences University College London 2011
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psyciatrists, London 2005
- MBChB University of Pretoria, South Africa 1995
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Adult Psychiatry, 2007
- Old Age Psychiatry, 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Psychiatrists
- LycaHealth Canary Wharf
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 020 8819 3884
- Spire Roding Hospital, IG4 5PZ
- 08:00 - 11:00
- 020 8819 3884
- Spire Roding Hospital, IG4 5PZ IG4 5PZ
- 11:00 - 14:00
- 020 8819 3884
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr. Thomas Dannhauser
020 8819 3884
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: thomas.dannhauser