11 February 2018
We live in a fast-paced society while trying our best to balance the demands of work, life, family, and personal priorities. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, depression, and other negative emotions may be considered natural occurrences in our mind, however our bodies react and respond differently to these feelings, and over an extended period of time, can be damaging to our overall health and well-being. It is important to realize when we should seek professional help to address the mental stresses of life, and the negative thoughts that come along with it. More serious attention should be given to our mental health if we start having continued thoughts of self-harm, violence, and social isolation. Other serious behaviors to consider are eating and image disorders and mood instability.
Therefore, just as it is important to visit a doctor for our general health requirements, visiting a psychiatrist, who is also a medical doctor, is just as important in tackling our mental health issues. In an effort to help patients in Dubai find the right psychiatrist, we have compiled a short list of 10 psychiatrists in Dubai who are most frequently searched on DrFive and who are qualified to evaluate, diagnose and prevent mental disorders.
Dr. Gregor Kowal is a German psychologist with areas of expertise encompassing mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorders, phobias), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), psychosis (schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders), personality disorders, dementias and family medicine disorders.
Dr Abdulrazak Saiyed graduated with a bachelor degree in medicine, thereafter he finished his three years of residency in psychiatry in 1998 from B J Medical college situated in Ahmedabad, India. Then he joined as an assistant professor in a medical university. During his tenure as an assistant professor he ran several clinics for child guidance, neuropsychiatry, general psychiatry and also worked as consultant liaison psychiatrist.
Dr Wael Foad, after graduating from Alexandria University with MBChB in Medicine and Surgery, completed his post graduate degrees in the UK. He attained the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists followed by Masters Degree in Psychiatry. His specialty includes mood disorder, anxiety disorder, psychotic disorders (schizophrenia, delusional disorders), adult attention and deficit disorder, alcohol abuse, and behavioural problems in mental diabilities.
Dr. Amer Saadeddin is a Arab Board Certified Consultant Psychiatrist with over 28 years of experience in public and private inpatient and outpatient settings. He obtained his M.B.B.Ch. in 1985 from Baghdad University and subsequently specialized in Psychiatry in France where he received his A.F.S.A in 1994. Dr. Amer has practiced as the Psychiatrist for Dubai Police for over six years where he cared for the policeman and their families and extended his service to prisoners and detainees.
Dr Hany Shafey is a Canadian Board Certified psychiatrist with 37 years' experience. In addition to being an adult psychiatrist and he has a sub specialty in child and adolescent psychiatry, including learning disabilities, hyperactivity, behavioral difficulties, autism and mental retardation. He also provides family counseling and specializes in marital therapy.
Dr Kuchibatla is a British trained Psychiatrist, a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists, U.K. since 2010. His sub-specialties are substance misuse psychiatry and has special interest in adolescent psychiatry, neuropsychiatry and complex medication management (treatment resistant conditions).
Dr. Tarik is an Arab Board certified psychiatrist working at Erada Center. Erada Center is a treatment and rehab facility for the disease of substance use disorders and alcohol addiction.
Dr. Ali Vahdani is a specialist psychiatrist from Iran with 18 years of experience. His clinical expertise includes depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, stress disorders, anxiety and panic disorders, schizophrenia, perinatal mental health conditions.
Dr. Kenneth Mitchell was a senior Consultant Psychiatrist in General Psychiatry in the UK NHS. His Consultant-level career began in Scotland in 2003 and then in London from 2012 – 2016. He specialises in all forms of mental health problems including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, panic attacks, mood swings, bipolar disorder, psychosis, emotional instability and substance abuse.
Dr. Magda Zaki received her M.B.B.CH from Ain Shams Medical School, Egypt in 1973, and obtained her Specialization in Psychiatry from Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1983. She has been practicing Psychiatry for over 30 years in the UAE. One of Dr. Magda Zaki's special interests are women psychological disorders during pregnancy and post natal period.
Note: This article is not sponsored in any form by any of the above mentioned doctors or facilities. It is written based purely on customer reviews collected by the DrFive editorial team, which is publicly available on the internet. DrFive is not the originator of reviews that this article is based, thus not to be held responsible for the opinions mentioned above. Readers are recommended to regard the above mentioned list as a reference point, and not an authoritative judgement on medical practitioners' expertise.