Pharmacological & Psychological
Regular Follow Up
Dr. Shahid Akhtar
Dr. Shahid Akhtar has worked in Psychiatry for the last 30 years. He has his MBBS degree from Peshawar University in 1985-86.He has attended internal medicine course from Edinburgh(Scotland) in 1989 and has started to work in Republic of Ireland from 1990.
He has his initial training in Ireland and has worked in Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Portloais and letterkenny in different branches of Psychiatry up till 1995.This includes his training in Adult Psychiatry, Old age Psychiatry, Learning disability Psychiatry, Drug addiction, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Child Psychiatry, Liaison, Perinatal and Forensic Psychiatry.
Later on Dr. Shahid Akhtar moved to England in 1995 and has his further training in Nottingham. He has worked in different branches of Psychiatry including Old Age Psychiatry, Learning Disability Psychiatry, Drug /Alcohol addiction Psychiatry, Eating Disorders, Forensic Psychiatry and other branches of Psychiatry.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar in 1997 moved to Research and was a Clinical Research Fellow for Manchester University and the Medical Research Council in UK for 4-5 years, where he exclusively worked with First and Second episode Psychosis. Dr. Shahid Akhtar was part of SOCRATES project (Study of Cognitive Realignment in Early Schizophrenia). Dr. Shahid Akhtar was part of the team which produced some international impact papers which has a profound impact on the treatment of early Psychosis worldwide including UK, USA, Canada, and Australia.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar in 1999 has started to work in the maximum secure hospital in England (Rampton Hospital). Dr. Shahid Akhtar was working in adult Psychiatry within forensic setup as well as personality disorder unit.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar worked in 2001 at ( maximum secure forensic ) Rampton hospital.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar then moved to Leicester and established the Crisis Resolution Home treatment team (Treating Psychiatric Patients at home).
Dr. Shahid Akhtar has done workshops in London and around the UK advising on establishing Home treatment Teams.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar in 2011 has left the Home Treatment Team and has started to work in Liaison Psychiatry, Perinatal Psychiatry and Intensive Care Psychiatry.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar has his DC Psych conjoint board examination from Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons Dublin, Ireland in 1995.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar has MS Clinical Psychiatry from Cardiff in Wales (UK).
Dr. Shahid Akhtar currently has affiliate membership of Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. Dr. Shahid Akhtar is also a Member of Royal society of medicine.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar currently in an approved clinician and section 12(2) approved Psychiatrist in England(UK).
Dr. Shahid Akhtar has attended a vast number of courses including leadership, management skills for consultants in UK and was actively involved with the undergraduate and post graduate training of medical students and doctors with Leicestershire Partnership NHS trust, Leicester, UK.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar has special interest in Affective Disorders and Anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, Drug Rehabitation. ADHD, Antism and Dementia.
Currently practicing Consultant Psychiatrist in NHS England.
All Psychiatrist experience in Ireland & England.
Currently practicing evidence based Psychiatry.
Following the NICE (National Institute Of Clinical Excellence) UK & RCPsych guide lines.
Dr. Shahid Akhtar offers professional guidance based multidisciplinary treatment for all Psychiatry conditions including…
- Mood Disorders (Including depression, bipolar disorders.)
- Anxiety Disorder (Including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD))
- Psychotic Disorder (Including Schizophrenia, Delusional Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Brief Psychotic Disorder)
- Drug Addiction & Rehabilitation (Including Heroin, ICE, Alcohol, Gambling etc.)
- Adjustment Disorder
- Relationship Counselling.
- Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy
- Liaison in Psychiatry
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Grief Counselling.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Canceling etc)
- Dissociative Disorder/Conversion Disorder
- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Autism, Dyslexia
- Old Age Psychiatry (Including Dementia)
- Perinatal Psychiatry (Including Postnatal depression, Puerperal Psychosis etc)
- Eating Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Child Psychiatry
- Pain Management
- Sleep Disorder
- Behavioral Problems
- Epilepsy/non Epileptic Seizures
Ireland & England in Psychiatry
England as a Consultant Psychiatrist