Dr Lubna Karim

Child and adolescent psychiatry


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Last updated: 6 Sep 2020

About me

Dr Lubna Karim is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist practicing in Surrey. In addition to her NHS practice, she runs private clinics in Guildford and Esher for children and young people aged 9 to 18.

As a Child Psychiatrist, she is a medical doctor and is able to diagnose conditions and prescribe medications.

Dr Karim studied medicine at Guy's, King's and St Thomas's medical school, University of London, where she was awarded the Barber's Academic Scholarship. She completed her core psychiatry training at the Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital, London. After this, she completed her specialist training in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in South West London and Surrey.

In addition to her private practice, she works as a Consultant in NHS Surrey & Borders' Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Guildford.

Dr Karim is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and holds full registration with the General Medical Council.

Dr Karim's qualifications include:
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
- Specialist Register for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (GMC)
- Approved Clinician and S12 (2) doctor within the Mental Health Act 1983
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Development Peer Group
- Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) trained
- General Medical Council Full Registration
- Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of London
- Bachelor or Science (BSc), University of London
- Barber's Academic Scholarship (University of London)

Areas of interest

I treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Behavioural Difficulties, including those in the context of ASD and ADHD
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Sleep Difficulties
- Medication Reviews (including antidepressants, anti-anxiety medicines, melatonin for sleep disorders and others).

I offer assessments for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for which I carry out a multidisciplinary ADOS assessment with a Clinical Psychologist, and assessments for the diagnosis of ADHD. I carry out ASD and ADHD assessments for children and young people aged 6 to 18.

Please note that I do not treat eating disorders or tics in my private practice.

I treat children and young people aged 9 to 18 (other than for ASD and ADHD assessments, for which I see children and young people aged 6 to 18).

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