Dr. Waleed Ahmed
- Position: Clinical Director - Consultant Psychiatrist - Children, Adolescents and Adults
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Dr. Waleed Ahmed is a senior consultant psychiatrist, with 18 years’ experience in the United Kingdom, both in National Health Service (NHS) and private inpatient and outpatient settings. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych), UK.
Dr Waleed trained in various NHS health trusts in England as a general psychiatrist. He completed his specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. He went on to complete further specialist training in Adult Forensic psychiatry across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Dr Waleed is uniquely trained to treat children, adolescents and adults for mental health conditions and is DoH licensed Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with privileges for Adult Psychiatry.
Dr Waleed has held a variety of clinical consultant roles and is experienced in treating a range of disorders. He is a consultant Child and Adolescent psychiatrist. He has also held posts in a secure adult inpatient unit and specialist Eating Disorders Unit in the UK. Recognising his expertise in psychiatry and treatment of mental disorders, Dr Waleed was appointed as a Designated Medical Practitioner by the Mental Welfare Commission of Scotland to provide second opinions regarding treatment of mental disorders. He was also appointed as a panel member of the highly esteemed Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland, UK.
Dr Waleed is passionate about patient rights, holistic approaches to treatment and patient-centred care. As a cornerstone of his practice, he has always involved the young person or adult and their carers jointly in arriving at the best understanding of the patient’s difficulties and formulating the most appropriate treatment. Dr Waleed focuses on the strengths of the individual and family, using a bio-psycho-social model of care and treatment.
Some of the mental health conditions that Dr Waleed delivers evidence-based care for include:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Adjustment Disorder
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Anxiety Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Conduct disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Personality Disorders and Emerging Personality Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Schizophrenia and other psychoses
- Sleep Disorders
Dr Waleed has a special interest in Eating Disorders and has significant experience leading the treatment of patients in collaboration with specialist dieticians, therapists, occupational therapists and nurses. He also has a special interest in the management of adolescents and adults with personality disorders.