Dr Benjamin Chia

Specialist Details

Country : Australia
Location : Melbourne
Languages : English
Gender : Male


Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (University of Melbourne) 2004
Master of Psychiatry (University of Melbourne) 2008
Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2015

Specialises in:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Binge eating disorder (BED) and other eating disorders
Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder
Anxiety disorders including PTSD and panic disorder
Trauma informed psychodynamic psychotherapy

Ben Chia


Ben is a well-established psychiatrist in Melbourne’s Inner Western suburbs, having 8 years’ experience as a consultant psychiatrist in private practice and 19 years in the public hospital system. Ben has a special interest in adolescent and youth mental health and has developed a specialty in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Ben’s approach combines his naturally approachable and warm manner with comprehensive assessment skills and shared decision making with patients to find treatment that best suits their individual needs and lifestyle. He is a fierce advocate for patients who suffer discrimination or disadvantage as a result of their illness.

Currently Ben is facilitating a number of community forums that bring guest speakers together to discuss important mental health topics with the aim of building community cohesion and helping patients and their support people find the right assistance for their problems.

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