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After completing his medical degree at the University of Pretoria, Dr Ferreira started his training as a psychiatrist at the Weskoppies Hospital in Pretoria. During this time, he initiated a study on and was co-author of a study on the “Prevalensie van seisoenale gemoedsversteuring onder psigiatriese buitepasiente by Weskoppies Hospitaal en H.F. Verwoerd Hospitaal” (Prevalence of seasonal affective disorder amongst psychiatric out-patients at Weskoppies Hospital and H.F. Verwoerd Hospital) which was published in Geneeskunde vol. 36 nr. 8 p.5-11.

Although Dr Ferreira is interested in most aspects of psychiatry, aspects of special interests include adolscent psychiatry, substance abuse, organic psychiatry as well as medico-legal and forensic psychiatry

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With extensive experience in the management of both inpatients and outpatients, Dr Ferreira has also been involved in a number of drug trials.

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