Dr Penrose is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Ashtead Hospital in Surrey
Dr Penrose has a particular interest in treating Affective Disorders including treatment resistant conditions. He has special expertise in treating elderly patients with psychiatric illnesses, including early diagnosis and management of dementia.
His specialities include:
Anxiety disorders including panic & phobic disorders, OCD. Psychotic disorders, psychiatric difficulties of students, depressive disorders, Bipolar Disorder.
Treatment resistant conditions and second opinions.
Psychopharmacology, assessment for psychotherapy/counselling.
Psychiatric problems in the elderly including early recognition and management of dementia; home/hospital visits if necessary; assessment of mental status in regard to making a will (testamentary capacity) and giving Lasting Power of Attorney.
Dr Richard Penrose completed his training in Psychiatry at Charing Cross Hospital and St George’s Hospital, London. Subsequently, he became a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry with an interest in Old Age Psychiatry at St George’s and Springfield Hospitals in London and Epsom General and West Park Hospitals in Surrey.
Dr Penrose has been the Chairman of various committees including the Medical Staff Committee for Mid Surrey Mental Health Services, the Research Ethics Committee at Epsom General Hospital and West Park Hospitals, and Registrar Training Scheme at St George’s Hospital and Mole Valley. His services have also been called upon, at various times, by the mental health charity, MIND.
He served as a member of the Part II Board of examiners at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and was a founding member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology. His publications in peer reviewed journals include papers on the treatment of depression and on life events.