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Dr Suhair (Sue) Abbas
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr Sue Abbas

Dr Sue Abbas

Dr Sue Abbas is a highly experienced consultant psychiatrist who specialises in working with children and young people, adopting a holistic approach wherever possible. She has been a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for over ten years, working in the NHS at the North West Borough NHS trust. She has been working in mental health services for over twenty years. Dr Abbas is a lead consultant in Warrington and a clinical supervisor to medical students and core trainees.

Training

Dr Abbas completed her training in psychiatry in Manchester and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has completed medico legal and expert witness training. She has completed leadership and management training and keeps up to date with her knowledge and skills through private reading and attending relevant courses and conferences.  She developed a number of pathways of care in her NHS job and was lead for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), eating disorders and psychosis / bipolar disorder for many years.

Dr Abbas has specific expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, attention deficit disorder (ADD), autism, Asperger’s syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome, in addition to mental health difficulties in children and young people. She also specialises and has experience in the assessment and management of depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicide, opposition defiant disorder, trauma, phobias and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and food phobias.

Dr Abbas has been actively involved in teaching and training of junior staff, in particular medical students and junior doctors.

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