- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Abrar Hussain is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in General Adult Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry (interface between psychological and physical health).
His areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, personality disorders, functional neurological disorders and psychosomatic disorders. He runs a specialist service in the NHS for functional neurological disorders.
He completed his medical training in 2003 in Chennai, India as a gold medallist and completed his postgraduate training in Psychiatry in London. He was awarded membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2009. He is on the General Medical Council Specialist Register. He has been the recipient of several Clinical Excellence Awards recognising his clinical expertise and contribution towards the delivery of safe high-quality care.
In 2023, Dr Hussain was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists as a mark of distinction and recognition of contributions to psychiatry.
Dr Hussain believes in a holistic approach using a combination of pharmacological and psychological interventions. He is Accredited in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), a type of collaborative therapy based on exploring relationship patterns. He is also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy is a powerful approach for traumatic memories.
Dr Hussain has published his work in scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences. He has delivered oral and poster presentations and won prizes for his work. He is invited on a regular basis to deliver talks to clinicians and trainees.
Apart from his clinical work, he is actively involved in a number of other areas. He is a qualified mentor and is active in clinical teaching. He provides post graduate training to psychiatrists taking the Royal College of Psychiatrists examination and is the Course Director for a London based MRCPsych CASC course.
His research portfolio includes the national multi-centre CODES trial for dissociative seizures where he was a Principal Investigator.
He is trained in Quality Improvement processes and is an Accredited â€˜Green Beltâ€™ Practitioner. Dr Hussain supports the charity FND Hope UK and is a member of its Medical Expert Committee.
Dr Hussain practices patient centred care and believes in supporting patients in a holistic manner seeing every clinical interaction as an opportunity to deliver excellent care and make a real difference.
Areas of interest
Depression; Anxiety; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Personality disorder; Personality change after trauma; Medically Unexplained Symptoms; Somatisation; Somatoform disorder; Functional Neurological Disorder; Dissociative seizures (Non-epileptic attack disorder)
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
Current NHS consultant posts held
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Functional Neurological Disorders
MRCPsych CASC examination training
Poster prize, Measuring outcomes in medically unexplained symptoms in the outpatient setting: Observations from a neurology MUS clinic, London, 2013
Poster prize, Medically Unexplained Symptoms: opportunities for collaborative working, a public survey of awareness and attitudes to referrals, Reading, 2013
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Tamil - Native or bilingual
- Urdu - Native or bilingual
EMDR as a clinical intervention in the treatment of dissociative seizures, International Conference on Functional Neurological Disorders, 2017
Medically Unexplained Symptoms in General Practice, Clinical Focus Primary Care, published 2014
Relationship between price paid for off-trade alcohol, alcohol consumption and income in England: a cross-sectional survey, Alcohol and Alcoholism, published 2012
Enhancing the effectiveness of an Assertive Outreach Team: Case study, The Psychiatrist, published 2011
Risperidone in the treatment of psychosis associated with multiple sclerosis â€“ A Case Report, Journal of Psychopharmacology, published 2008
Mirtazapine associated with Recurrent Pancreatitis â€“ A Case Report, Journal of Psychopharmacology, published 2008
Courses offered to GPs
Assessment and management of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
- FRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2023
- PG Certificate in University Learning and Teaching Imperial College London 2012
- Certificate of Completion of Training General Medical Council 2012
- MRCPsych Royal College of Psychiatrists 2009
- MBBS Sri Ramachandra University 2003
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Accredited Europe Practitioner EMDR UK and Ireland Association 2018
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) - Accredited Therapist The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2018
Reference number 6090900
Details of entry to specialist register
- General and Liaison Psychiatry , 2012
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.