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Dr Micheal Kurkar is a highly experienced Consultant Psychiatrist in the
NHS and in the independent sector with extensive experience in
treating a wide range of mental health conditions. He is the Clinical
Director of Mental health Services in Oldham.
Dr Kurkar established the first NHS Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
(TMS) service in the Northwest of England and is the Clinical Lead of
the Pennine Care TMS service. He is actively involved in TMS clinical
research and is the Principal Investigator for the BRIGhTMIND TMS
Randomised Control Trial (RCT) in Oldham.
Dr Kurkar works with a wide range of disorders, including but not
limited to, depression, Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD), bipolar
affective disorder, ADHD, anxiety and psychosis.
Dr Kurkar specialised in Perinatal Psychiatry. He treats mental health
conditions during pregnancy and in the postnatal period such as
postnatal depression and puerperal psychosis. He also offers
preconception consultations for women with mental health conditions
who want to plan their pregnancies. He is the past Clinical Lead for the
Perinatal Strategic Clinical Network in Greater Manchester and was
involved in developing a new model of Perinatal Services across the
Dr Kurkar has a specialist interest in the fields of Liaison psychiatry and
Pain Medicine. He works with patient who suffer from mental health
conditions related to severe and chronic physical health conditions
which frequently co-exist and or exacerbate chronic pain.
Areas of interest
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (Lead consultant for Pennine Care TMS services); Depression; Treatment Resistant Depression; Bipolar Affective Disorder, Post-natal Depression; Psychosis; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Medication Reviews; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Schizophrenia.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
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