Dr. Saqib Latif

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Clinical Lead - Children Services

Abu Dhabi

Dr. Saqib Latif comes to ACPN with years of experience in Great Britain working as Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. He completed his postgraduate training at Guy’s, Kings College & St Thomas Hospitals, London. He went on to do his higher specialist training at South London & Maudsley Hospital, and his Masters in Medical Ethics & Law at King’s College London in 2012.

Dr. Latif has held various clinical and leadership positions in the UK for over 14 years, both in the National Health service and Private sector, at community clinics as well as hospitals. He was the Clinical Director of Kent Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services, where he set up neuro-developmental services for children with autism and related disorders. In addition, Dr Latif works with young people experiencing any emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral disorders and psychotic presentations.

In addition to his wide-ranging experience, he has published on the ethical aspects of mental disorders. He encourages working closely with families and schools and has a deep understanding of the impact of genetic and environmental stressors. His special interests include cultural psychiatry and the impact of migration on the mental health of children and young adults. His passion for prevention and early intervention has led him to work with commissioning bodies and third sector organizations in UK, which led to campaigns to improve patient safety and quality of public health.

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