Rasha Abbas


Dr. Rasha Abbas

Consultant, Psychiatry 

Dr. Rasha Abbas is a Psychiatry Consultant at HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Her main clinical areas of interest are anxiety and affective disorders, smoking cessation and perinatal psychiatry. She is passionate about using a holistic patient-centered approach to treat mental disorders; incorporating biological, psychological and social perspectives. She has considerable clinical experience in diagnosing and treating mental illness such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD, psychosis such as schizophrenia, addiction disorders and perinatal mental disorders.

Prior to joining HealthPlus, Dr. Rasha worked as Psychiatrist Consultant at the American Center in Abu Dhabi since 2012. She has previously, held the position of Psychiatrist Consultant in NHS (National Health Service) Scotland.

Throughout her experience, she was actively involved in teaching as well as public education as a clinical supervisor, examiner and lead tutor for medical students in Scotland. She held the academic position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecture in Dundee University, Scotland.

Dr. Rasha completed her basic psychiatry training in London Charing Cross Hospital Training Scheme and her higher training in Scotland NHS Grampian and Lothian. She has been a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) since 2004, and also complemented her training with a Certificate of Management of Substance Abuse from Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Scotland. She was also awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Psychiatry with Endorsement in Addiction Psychiatry.


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