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Dr Ahmed Saeed Yahya
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Ahmed Saeed Yahya

Position at Priory

Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital North London.

Training

Dr Yahya is employed as a full time NHS consultant in female psychiatric intensive care at the Maudsley Hospital in South London. He supervises the training and development of junior doctors alongside his clinical role.

Dr Yahya qualified with his medical degree from Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2011. During his early career he worked in emergency medicine, surgery and general medicine in South London. He pursued his core psychiatry training in North Central London gaining membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in January 2017. He later completed his specialist training in General Adult Psychiatry at the Bart’s and the London Higher Training Programme.

Research Interests

Dr Yahya’s research interests have mainly been in new and emerging treatments associated with psychiatric disorders, as well as issues associated with neuropsychiatry, eating disorders, brain stimulation therapies and occupational psychiatry. Dr Yahya has published nearly 30 peer reviewed scientific articles to date. In addition, he has presented poster presentations internationally and has contributed articles to multiple editions of the Royal College (RCPsych) newsletter. Dr Yahya regularly peer reviews academic papers for high impact factor journals. He has recently supported the Nature research group in reviewing articles being considered for publication.

I am passionate about early intervention and prevention work in mental illness in which I have developed a particular interest in promoting good mental health to reduce the chances of ill health. 

I work collaboratively with my clients in order to do a thorough assessment of their mental health and then guide my clients to a personalised, evidenced-based and holistic model of mental wellbeing.

Following an initial assessment (which can take 1-2 sessions depending on the complexity and history), a key part of my practice is to deliver individualised psychological wellbeing education. I also provide evidenced-based therapeutic techniques as a toolkit for wellbeing including for example; how to improve sleep.

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Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2011
  • Master of Arts (MA) with Merit (Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science), Birmingham University, 2012
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, MRCPsych (2016)
  • Registration of Specialist Training in General Adult Psychiatry with the General Medical Council, 2020
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