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Dr Carolyn Breadon

Psychiatrist, Vic

Carolyn is the Victorian Director of Advanced Training in Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and has a special interest in perinatal psychiatry.

She completed her advanced training in psychiatry at The Royal Women’s Hospital and has subsequently worked at Sunshine Maternity Service and at the Werribee Mother Baby Unit.

Her research and clinical interests both lie in the effective and safe care of women with major mental illness in pregnancy and the post-partum: hence she is very interested in the safety of psychotropic medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding, and in the phenomenon of post-partum psychosis, amongst other issues. At present she is completing her PhD in this area under the supervision of Professor Jayashri Kulkarni at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, and working clinically at The Alfred Hospital in the Burns, Oncology and General Medical units.

She runs a bulk billing Perinatal Psychiatry Clinic at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre on St Kilda Road which provides second opinions for GPs, private psychiatrists and clinicians in area mental health services who provide care for women with major mental illness in pregnancy and the post-partum. In this clinic she primarily sees women taking psychotropics who are contemplating pregnancy, or women who have suffered deterioration in their mental state in pregnancy or the postpartum.

The Mental Health Professionals’ Network (MHPN) respectfully acknowledges the Wurundjeri and the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which our office is situated. We also acknowledge Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.