Department of Psychiatry

Division of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

a doctor with a child

Division Overview

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.


Division Services

Children and adolescents with various presentations will be seen in the child and adolescent clinic.  We are a seconday/tertiary care clinic and will provide the following services:

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

Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”

Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic is located on 2nd floor of the Outpatient Clinic Building. We will operate 2 days a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am until 3:00pm


Operating Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays07:00 am - 03:00 pm

Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Chair - Department of Psychiatry

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