Special Registrar in Adult Psychiatry, UCL
Farhana is a London psychiatrist and clinical training fellow at University College London. She has experience of working with a wide variety of mental health problems ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Her approach to patients is holistic with an emphasis on the importance of psychological and social support, alongside medications when necessary.
She has published research looking at outcomes in women and ethnic minorities with psychosis, and is also particularly interested in the area of loneliness and the impact this has on the development and progress of mental disorder.
She graduated in Medicine with distinction in 2005, has a first-class degree in Immunology & Cell Pathology and a master’s in Psychiatric Research (distinction). She has won numerous academic awards and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK).
She is keen to get people of all ages talking about mental health issues, from the mildest ‘worries’ to the experience of acute hospital-bound patients, with the aim that the public get a more realistic, scientific and honest view of what it’s all about.
In a previous life, Farhana worked as a television and radio presenter in the Middle East, and has more recently made appearances as an expert on the BBC.
BASED IN: London, UK
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