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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

The Department of Psychiatry at Sidra will be one of the primary sources for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care in Qatar. We will work with our stakeholders to create a state-of-the-art, culturally competent, child and family centered system that promotes recovery/wellness for children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders and their families.  The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division will be led by a Division Chief who will also be the Vice Chair for Psychiatry Department.  The Division will include child & adolescent psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, psychiatry nurses and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows.

Our program will look beyond ‘the stigma and taboo’ to help build a system where access will be easier and services are more effective. The program will aim to provide and advocate for mental health services for children and their families with a focus on treatment, prevention and promotion.

We will provide 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.


Services includes:

Anxiety Disorders

Attention Deficity Hypersensitivity Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Complex Autism Spectrum Disorder

Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations

Depressive Disorders

Family Issues

Family Therapy

Follow-up Visits

Group Therapy

Individual Therapy

Learning Disorders

Medication Management

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Psychotic Illnesses

School Issues

Our Doctors

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Salma Malik

Training Director, Senior Attending Physician - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Christina Vlahos

Clinical Psychologist

Omar Mahmood

Omar Mahmood


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Nelli El-Ghazal

Child and Adolescent Psychologist

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Lisa Campisi

Clinical Psychologist

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Irshaad Shaffeeullah

Senior Attending Physician, Director of CAMHS Outpatient Services

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Ahsan Nazeer

Division Chief - Child and Adolescent Mental Health

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Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Chair - Department of Psychiatry