Prof David Jonathan Castle

Chair of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
David is Professor of Psychiatry at St Vincent’s Health and The University of Melbourne. He has wide clinical and research interests, encompassing schizophrenia and related disorders, bipolar disorder, cannabis abuse, OCD spectrum disorders and disorders of body image. He has published over 600 papers and chapters; and 22 books. His broader interests include music, literature, theatre and art.

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