Department of Psychiatry

Division of Women’s Mental Health

a photo of a sad mental health women with her doctor

Division Overview

The Department of Psychiatry at Sidra will be one of the primary sources for Women’s Perinatal Mental Health Care in Qatar. We will work with our stakeholders to create a state-of-the-art, culturally competent, person and family centered system that promotes recovery/wellness for the Women.

The Women’s Mental Health Division will be led by a Division Chief who will have expertise in perinatal psychiatry.  The Division will include specialist perinatal psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatry nurses and psychiatry fellows and will have access to allied health professionals.

The Women’s Mental Health service will provide essential outpatient; and consultation and liaison service in the outpatient clinic at Sidra. The obstetric services and other relevant stakeholders will be the primary source of referrals for women who have comorbid psychiatric issues during pregnancy and postpartum period.


Division Services

Women with various presentations will be seen in the Women’s Mental Health Service.  We will provide the following services:

  • Initial Evaluations
  • Medication Management
  • Various Psychological Therapies
  • Follow Up Visits


Some of the Common Conditions seen in this service will include:

  • Psychiatric conditions comorbid during pregnancy and postpartum
  • Attachment and Bonding Issues
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Symptoms of Psychosis
  • Ante-natal Depression- moderate to severe
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Sleep Issues
  • Mood Disorders including Bipolar disorder
  • Delirium
  • Family Issues
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Self Harm/Injury and Suicidal thoughts.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
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.”

Women’s Mental Health Clinic is located on 4th  floor of the Outpatient Clinic Building. We will operate 2 days a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm

Felice Watt

Division Chief - Adult Psychiatry for Women’s Mental Health

Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Chair - Department of Psychiatry

Publications by the division

The Preconception Needs of Women with severe mental illness: a consecutive clinical case series

Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 36:3, 87-93...
Thinh Nguyen, Janette Brooks, Jacqueline Frayne, Felice Watt, Jane Fisher

Author(s): Felice Watt

Assessment of Infant Dose Through Milk in a Lactating Woman Taking Amisulpride and Desvenlafaxine for Treatment- Resistant Depression Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Vol32, Number 6, December 2010...
Ilett, KF, Watt FR

Published: 1 December 2010
Author(s): Felice Watt

Events and Activities

Oct 2017

Infertility And Reproductive Health (13 CME Credits)

Oct 13, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 at 12:00 am - 1:00 am