Dr Abrar Hussain: General psychiatry
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Dr Abrar Hussain

Counselling Psychology Solutions, Reading

General psychiatry

 

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Dr Abrar Hussain is a consultant psychiatrist based in Berkshire and West London with a wealth of experience and expertise in many areas of his field. His specialties include depression, anxiety, traumatic stress and personality disorders, amongst many other areas of psychiatry. He has a special interest in the assessment and management of medically unexplained symptoms and functional neurological disorders. He runs a specialist service within the NHS for patients with co-morbid physical and psychological distress.

He completed his medical training in 2002 as a gold medallist and has since gone on to complete his post graduate training in psychiatry in London. He was awarded Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. He is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for General Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry.

In addition to his training in pharmacological (medicines) management, he is trained in psychological therapies. He is an Accredited Therapist in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), a form of psychological therapy based on relationships with self and others. He is also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy is a powerful approach aimed at processing traumatic experiences.

As well as working full-time as a consultant psychiatrist, Dr Hussain dedicates time to mentoring for the Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy. He leads training for junior psychiatrists sitting the Royal College of Psychiatrists examination as the Course Director for Cognitions for CASC course (www.cognitionsforcasc.co.uk).

He is actively involved in research as the Principal Investigator in the national multi-centre CODES trial. He has presented in national and international conferences and won prizes for his work. He has been invited to speak at a number of regional and national events. He has published several scientific papers in peer reviewed journals.

Areas of interest

Medically unexplained Symptoms; Somatisation; Somatoform disorder; Functional neurological disorders including dissociative seizures (non-epileptic attack disorder); Psychological manifestations of physical disorder; Psychological impact of long term medical condition; Depression; Adjustment disorders; Anxiety disorders; Phobias; Panic disorder; Post traumatic stress disorder; Personality disorders; Personality change after trauma

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
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