Dr Mehdi Mirkhani
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Mehdi Mirkhani is a Consultant Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist working in the NHS and also in private sector. Dr. Mirkhani holds expertise in a range of psychiatric presentations, neuropsychiatry and neurodevelopmental conditions affecting children and young people.
About Dr. Mehdi Mirkhani
Dr Mirkhani completed his basic medical training in one of the best medical schools Persia and started working in the NHS in 2005; he had basic training in psychiatry in South London and Maudsley and acquired higher training in child and adolescent psychiatry in South West London and St George’s NHS Trust. He has extensive training in neuropsychiatry, neurodevelopmental disorders, forensic psychiatry, family therapy, eating disorders and acute mental health problems.
Dr. Mirkhani has worked on the establishment of a specialist pathway for children with learning difficulties in central and north London. He has been trained in using the Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic interview (3di) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) to assess neurodevelopmental disorders, and has also been trained in using QEEG as an objective assessment tool for the diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders and ADHD. He has also had extensive training from the National Centre for Eating Disorders. He secured his position on the General Medical Council Specialist Register in February 2016.
Dr Mirkhani also works for the Care Quality Commission as a specialist advisor.
Dr. Mirkhani has a particular interest in transcultural aspects of mental health care and his expertise in assessing clients in other languages helps him in this respect. He is able to assess his clients with a special consideration towards their socio-cultural background. He has been invited as a cultural expert to assess clients with mental health difficulties. Dr. Mirkhani is fluent in Farsi and able to assess clients in English/Farsi and French languages and is also a basic user of British Sign Language as he has experience of working with Deaf children and young people with mental health difficulties.
Approved Clinician and S12 (2) doctor within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983
Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Trained administrator of Developmental, Dimensional and Diagnostic interview for assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3di).
Trained administrator of ADI-R for the assessment of Autism ans social communication difficulties.
Foundation year of MSc in Family Therapy
British Sign Language Level 1 award
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule administrator
Qualified in ADI and 3di assessment of Autism
Qualified for advanced QEEG assessment and analysis
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Mirkhani has assessed and treated a range of neurodevelopmental conditions and mental health disorders affecting children and young people including ADHD, Autism related problems, Learning Disability, Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Depressive illnesses, Anxiety disorders, Tourette’s syndrome, self-harm, Psychotic disorders, emotional dys-regulation and more.
He is a Leader for ADHD assessment and treatment pathways in his NHS role.
Dr Mirkhani uses a holistic approach towards any difficulty affecting the family. He will share an understanding of the difficulty from a biological, psychological and social model of care. Dr Mirkhani will help the family understand the exact nature of the difficulties and how they can be tackled using environmental, psychological, social and pharmacological strategies if needed.
He engages with children and young people in a client centered approach. Dr Mirkhani works with children, young people and parents in a way that acknowledges and validates the difficult experience the family is going through but brings to light the family’s own resilience which propels the desire for recovery.
Dr Mirkhani follows NICE guideline and evidence based practice in his multi-axial approach and when appropriate respects patient’s decisions and safety in any pharmacological approaches and in the prescription of medication.
Anxiety disorders are types of common mental health disorders that include generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder.,
Depression is characterised by persistent low mood and/or loss of pleasure in most activities and a range of associated emotional, cognitive, physical, and behavioural symptoms.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent obsessional thoughts or compulsive acts or, commonly, both.
The prevalence rate is 1.0–3.0% in adults and around 0.25% in children and adolescents aged 5 to 15 years.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioural syndrome characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition, present from early childhood, which significantly limits or impairs the activities of daily living of the effected individual. It is characterized by difficulties in interacting and communicating with other people along with restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviours, interests or activities.
Conduct disorder is defined as a child or young person repeatedly (over several months or more) carrying out antisocial acts that cause distress and social impairment to themself, and disruption and damage to others.
Oppositional defiant disorder is a sub-type and milder variation of conduct disorder seen in younger children.
£450 for the first assessment session which takes 90 minutes,
£300 per hour, £160 for half an hour
£550 for ADHD/ADD assessment
£950 for medical part of Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment, (for ASD assessment separate ADOS session needs to be arranged by Speech and language therapist or psychologist and separate fee applied for ADOS)
Repeat prescription: £80 for controlled drugs and £20 for others
Dr Mirkhani is registered with most well known insurance companies including WPA, BUPA, CIGNA, AVIVA and Vitality