About Dr Bede McIvor
MBChB 1988 Auckland; FRANZCP 1997
Dr Bede McIvor is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Psychiatry and a member of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Old Age.
Dr McIvor has expertise in General Psychiatry, Psychiatry of the Elderly, Forensic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry.
Particular areas of interest include the assessment and treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders (including OCD and PTSD), cognitive disorders (as the result of possible dementia, head injury or other neurological conditions) and psychotic disorders.
Medico-legal issues related to the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act (i.e. competency and testamentary capacity) and criminal procedures also make up a significant portion of Dr McIvor’s practice.
30 November 1988
Definitions of Services
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Medico-legal relates to legal aspects of the practice of medicine, and covers a range of regulation (rules and laws) and regulatory organisations, codes of practice and other issues. Medico-legal concerns include consumer rights, such as rights to effective communication and to services of an appropriate standard, privacy rights, and medical ethics.more
Psychiatry – Geriatric
Geriatric psychiatry, also known as geropsychiatry, psychogeriatrics or psychiatry of old age, is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in humans with old age.more
Psychiatry – Mood & Anxiety Disorders
Psychiatrists that specialise in Mood & Anxiety Diorders. Mood & Anxiety Disorders is a specialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of Mood & Anxiety disorders, such as depression, and bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression. Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of a type of common psychiatric disorder characterised by excessive rumination, worrying, uneasiness, apprehension and fear about future uncertainties either based on real or imagined events, which may affect both physical and psychological health.more