dr nico

van der merwe


Denmar Psychiatric Hospital 



Dr van der merwe

Dr Nico van der Merwe is a specialist psychiatrist in Pretoria.  His practice is based at Denmar Psychiatric Hospital.

Dr van der Merwe provides individualised care that isn't only limited to medication but also addresses a patient's psychological, social and spiritual struggles.   

He aims to establish an enduring, trusting, therapeutic relationship with his patients.  A collaborative approach is taken during the decision-making and treatment process.


Dr van der Merwe was awarded his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with distinction at the University of Pretoria.  The College of Psychiatrists of South Africa also awarded him the Novartis medal in 2019.  His qualifications are as follows:

  • MBChB (UP) (cum laude)

  • DMH (SA)

  • MMed Psych (UP) (cum laude)

  • FC Psych (SA)

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Dr van der Merwe delivers both inpatient and outpatient treatment of mental illness.  Inpatient care is provided at Denmar Psychiatric Hospital. Holistic care is provided via a multidisciplinary team-based approach. The team may consist of a psychologist, occupational therapist, social worker, dietitian and physiotherapist. 

He treats all psychiatric conditions, with a special interest in the following:

  • Depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Anxiety

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Burnout

  • Dementia

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012 004 1429

Denmar Hospital

507 Lancelot Road