Dr Ahmed’s Specialist Areas of Psychiatry

dr-omair-ahmed-largeDr Syed Omair Ahmed has conducted all his training in Birmingham having qualified in 2000 at the Univeristy here. Following a succession of psychiatry training jobs in different hospitals throughout Birmingham, he was appointed a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2009.

Dr Ahmed, as a private psychiatrist, sees all his patients, who are aged 18 and over,  in the private sector at the The Woodbourne Priory Hospital in Birmingham through the YourMind.Clinic which is a private psychiatric hospital catering for the population of Birmingham and beyond.

Dr Ahmed’s interests within the field of psychiatry cover:

General Psychiatry which includes treating those with:

  • Mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder
  • Psychosis, such as schizophrenia
  • Anxiety disorders, such as OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress disorder
  • Non-dementia mental health problems in the over 65 age group

Liaison Psychiatry, where Dr Ahmed is specially qualified: this is the term for the psychiatric care required by those who have developed and are at risk of developing mental health problems as a consequence of long term illness, or acute illness. It is the balance of people’s mental health care against their need for physical treatment. The alternative names for this branch of psychiatry are Psychological medicine or Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Cultural Psychiatry: speaking additional languages of Hindi and Urdu, Dr Ahmed assists many who are afraid of coming forward, publicly, with a mental health problem. Often they present with headaches, limb aches and what can be perceived as physical problems but are often symptomatic of more serious underlying mental health concerns.

If you think that Dr Ahmed might be able to help you or a relative with private mental health care, please email here.