Dr Nai’m M Moola
BMedSc, MBChB, MMed- Psych (UP), FCPsych (SA)
Dr Nai’m M Moola is an integrative psychiatrist in Johannesburg with a special interest in mood and anxiety disorders, adult ADHD and addictive disorders. Having gained valuable experience of over 10 years treating adolescents and adults under acute inpatient approaches at Life Riverfield Lodge and Life Fourways hospital, he currently incorporates a holistic outpatient approach working closely with his patients empowering them in their recovery with the focus on maintaining wellness and minimizing readmissions.
Prior to private practice, he was the Clinical Research Physician for neuroscience at the South African Eli Lilly affiliate, for approximately 2 years. He obtained his medical degree at the Medical University of Southern Africa and completed his psychiatry speciality training at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, under the auspices of the University of Pretoria. He is a Fellow of the College of Psychiatrists of South Africa.
He has excelled in his field and has won the South African Society of Psychiatrist’s Research Award as well as the Anatomy Merit Award. He has 3 publications in the fields of cardiac anatomic variances, psychiatric mortality and cognitive impairment in depression, and has presented at local and international conferences, physician round table discussions and local CPD events. Dr Moola has served on the following advisory boards: Eli Lilly (Strattera), Adcock (Vivance, Stresam) and Jansen (Risperdal Consta).
Before devoting his work fulltime to private practice, Dr Moola had experience in the public sector, as well as being involved in teaching/training. He would like to return to his passion of teaching at some point.
Dr Moola remains committed to supporting his community and through collaboration with SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group), he provides pro bono services to those in need. An advocate for alternative therapies, Dr Moola has helped in the past 3 years numerous patients with differing diagnosis achieve relatively astounding levels of improvement. These patients have drastically reduced or altogether no longer require medication support.
What is integrative Psychiatry?
Integrative psychiatry views an individual as a whole consisting of physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and environmental aspects. Therefore, integrative psychiatry is a holistic approach that uses both conventional and complementary therapies in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. The goal of this approach is to allow health and well-being on all levels.
who can it help?
Integrative psychiatry can help those who have had difficulty with traditional psychiatry and who want to take a deeper look at their health and how it impacts their life. Treatment can help those with a variety of conditions such as: