Dr Mohammad Amir Rather
0118 922 6836
Neuropsychiatry is a growing field in the rehabilitation of patients and service users whose neurological condition, brain injury or trauma is affecting their mental health - these Neuropsychiatric Disorders could show up as a psychological issue, an emotional effect, trouble sleeping, a psycho-social effect, a psychiatric disorder or changes to personality and interactions.
It is important during rehabilitation patients' mental health to be given the same priority as their physical, medical and neurological health. Patients with neuropsychiatric disorders, or neurodevelopmental disorders, may also need assistance with their psychological health.
Dr Rather is the lead independent consultant for the video telemetry, electroencephalography (Brain wave tests) and polysomnography (sleep studies and sleep disorders) services and sleep clinic at the Barberry, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham. He is also an honorary lecturer in clinical neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham.
He also an expert in sleep disorders - not having a healthy sleep is often linked to other health problems both physical and emotional.
Dr Rather qualified as a medical doctor with first-class degree in 2003. He then undertook his core training and higher specialist training in psychiatry from the West Midlands Deanery. He became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2011 and he completed his Master's degree in clinical neuropsychiatry at the University of Birmingham. His research in the field of Non-Epileptic Attacks and Functional Movement Disorder earned him a distinction. He was appointed consultant neuropsychiatrist in 2014.
Dr Rather has wide expertise in a full range of mental health conditions such as mood, anxiety and psychotic disorders, functional neurological disorders, and neuropsychiatry of epilepsy and Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and complex somatoform disorders and medically unexplained symptoms. He also runs a regional sleep clinic at the Barberry centre for people experiencing a sleep problem, bringing sleep experts and sleep specialists together to work with patients to understand underlying causes and agreeing on the right sleep therapy service for them.
He offers a holistic assessment for diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric conditions. The therapeutic assessment involves face to face consultation for about 90 minutes. His patient-centred approach is aimed at recovery and long term well being.
Dr Rather has access to the suite of medical diagnostic services, specialists and equipment at Circle Rehabilitation's sister hospital BMI The Priory Hospital in Birmingham.
In his spare time, he is an ardent cricket fan and enthusiastically follows the sport. He also likes gardening and reading. He is fluent in Urdu and Hindi languages.
- Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London
- Approved Clinician under the Mental Health Act
- Member of British Neuropsychiatric Association, London
- British Sleep Society, London
- Functional Neurological Disorders including Non-Epileptic Attack Disorder or Dissociative seizures
- Sleep Disorders (Insomnia, hypersomnia disorders and parasomnia)