Dr Emad Farrag

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist


Dr Emad Farrag is a UK trained senior consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist who has recently relocated from the world renowned Maudsley Hospital, London, to join the child and adolescent mental health team. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. He is also registered as an Approved Clinician of the Mental Health Act 1983.

Dr Farrag completed his training in general psychiatry at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London, U.K, then went on to complete his higher specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

As a consultant, Dr Farrag led the development of child and adolescent services at one of the largest private mental health service providers in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in the development and delivery of integrated child and adolescent psychiatric services in residential educational settings for children with autism. Dr Farrag is a strong believer in building solid relationships with educational institutes (school and universities), providing support, consultations and training with the aim of early detection of mental disorders in early life and ensuring the best possible outcomes for students both academically and personally. He also has extensive experience of working as a consultant within the UK National Health Service.

Dr Farrag brings a wealth of experience in child and adolescent psychiatry to the service and has a special interest in the diagnosis, management and treatment of:

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism and ADHD)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders (OCD)

Dr Farrag is a Founding member and Executive Board member of the United Kingdom ADHD Partnership (UKAP) and a member of the UKAP Training Subcommittee where he has developed and delivered teaching modules to raise awareness of ADHD in primary care, educational settings and with parents. He has also been keen in advocating early detection and intervention in childhood and transition into adult ADHD. He has developed and led a specialist clinic for Adult ADHD in the UK.

Dr Farrag has lived in both the Middle East and the UK and is very passionate about the promotion of mental health services in the region. His background allows for the delivery of an optimal cross cultural approach and service that is bespoke to the region. He has been involved in promoting and delivering training in child and adolescent psychiatry in the Middle East region over the years. Dr Farrag also has a mental health advisory role at a non-governmental organisation in the Middle East that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged children.

Dr Farrag is fluent in English and Arabic.