Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist
MBBS, DPM, FRCPsych, FRCP(Canada), FRCP (Edin)
K.A.H Mirza has over thirty years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children, young people and adults with psychiatric disorders and substance misuse across four different countries including Ireland, India, Canada and the UK. After qualifying in Medicine in 1982, he has worked in General Adult Psychiatry for a decade before specializing in Child and adolescent psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London and University of Cambridge, UK.
Dr. Mirza has been working at a consultant level over the previous 20 years and has held senior academic and clinical positions in major universities across the world including University of Cambridge, UK, Dalhousie University Canada, and Institute of psychiatry, Kings College, London. He retired from the Maudsley Hospital, London recently after 17 years of meritorious service in the NHS and took up the position of a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory Hospital, Ticehurst, UK, a specialist inpatient service for young people with complex mental health problems.
Dr. Mirza has specialist experience and expertise in the assessment and treatment of ADHD across the life span and he works alongside his colleagues in Harley Therapy as a centre of excellence in the assessment and treatment of ADHD in children and adults. Dr. Mirza provides training to consultant colleagues nationally and internationally in the assessment and treatment of ADHD across the life span, psychopharmacology, substance misuse and psychological therapies.
Dr. Mirza has in-depth experience of the full spectrum of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, personality difficulties, OCD, phobias, psychosis, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, self-harm, sexual health problems, sleep disorders, eating disorders, alcohol and substance misuse, and impact of stress on health and well being. He also works with couples to address difficulties in relationships.
Dr. Mirza has written numerous articles, books and book chapters on ADHD, Substance misuse, PTSD and psychopharmacology. He has presented workshops and symposia at international conferences and is a visiting lecturer at universities in Japan, Ireland and India. He was a member of the Curriculum committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Faculty of Child and Adolescent psychiatry at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He held the post of Postgraduate Training Programme director at the Guys Kings and St. Thomas’s Medical school, London.
Dr. Mirza is an Expert Witness and has completed many medico-legal reports and gave evidence to courts in different parts of the world. He has a particular interest in personal injury claims – and he is recognized as a national expert in the field of childhood PTSD, in view of his research in the field of the psychological impact of road traffic accidents in children and neuroimaging studies on children with history of physical abuse.
Dr. Mirza has specialist expertise in the field of medication treatment and was a member of the Drugs and Therapeutic committee at the Maudsley Hospital, which publishes the influential Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines. Dr. Mirza is formally trained in psychotherapies including Systemic therapy, CBT and third wave psychotherapies and firmly believes in the concept of multidisciplinary working with colleagues from across a number of disciplines including psychologists and psychotherapists. He is committed to providing the most evidence based treatment to his patients and has developed new forms of treatments for ADHD. He is registered with major health insurance providers such as BUPA International (not BUPA UK) and Cigna UK.
Membership of organizations
Dr. Mirza is a fellow of the Royal College of psychiatrists, London, the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK. He is registered with the General Medical Council, London, number: 4256063.
Currently Mirza is the chair of the Special interest group of Adolescent Substance misuse at the Royal College of Psychiatrists and played a key role in publishing the Department of Health/ RCPsych Guidelines for the assessment and treatment of young people with substance misuse in the UK.Back