Department of Psychiatry

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at Sidra Medical and Research Center.  Sidra will provide patients with world class healthcare services in an innovative and ultramodern facility specially designed to promote healing. In particular, it will initially address the growing need for more comprehensive patient-focused medical services for women and children in Qatar and throughout the region.

In collaboration with the premier medical school in Education City, leading research institutions worldwide, and Qatar’s health sector, Sidra will provide a diversity and quality of care conducive to training medical students and highly skilled clinicians and will be a pioneer in clinical and transnational biomedical research of value to the population of Qatar and the world.

The Department of Psychiatry will provide comprehensive child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) and women’s mental health services at Sidra Medical and Research Center in order to serve the children and families in Qatar and the region.

The Department will foster innovative clinical and basic research in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and women’s mental health within, where possible, a local context. In addition our department will play an important role in the wider prevention agenda and development of advocacy as it relates to child and adolescent psychiatry and women’s mental health.

Our goal is to support the families so that our service users can return to as stable condition as is possible in the safest environment. Sidra will also support health care delivery in the country so that existing care pathways of primary and secondary levels of care are optimized and streamlined.

As Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Sidra Medical and Research Center I invite you to explore our website and our Department. I would be pleased to assist you in learning more about our Department.




Dr. Muhammad Waqar Azeem
Chair of the Department of Psychiatry


Divisions and Services

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Child and Adolescent Mental Health services to pediatric patients from birth to 17 years of age who have serious emotional disturbance. The target group includes young people with a diagnosable psychiatric disorder whose condition is detrimental to their growth or development and /or who have serious difficulties in their social group, school or family. If appropriate, the child will be referred out to other paraprofessionals such as speech, occupational, physical therapists and social workers.