Professor Tayyeb Tahir

Consultant Psychiatrist

BSc, MBBS, Diploma in Psychiatry, FRCPsych, MD

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My special interests are in the field of general adult psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry and old age psychiatry.

I have extensive experience in managing a whole spectrum of psychiatric disorders such as depression, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, bipolar affective disorder and schizophrenia.

I also work with patients in a holistic manner with a biopsychosocial approach to help them manage psychological consequences of chronic physical illnesses, chronic pain, chronic fatigue and health anxiety.

I am also a Consultant Psychiatrist at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am registered with General Medical Council for general adult psychiatry, old age psychiatry with an endorsement for consultation and liaison psychiatry. I am recognised under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act as having special experience in the assessment and treatment of mental disorders.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Tayyeb Tahir at Spire include:


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Additional information


Adult Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Old Age Psychiatry.

MBBS / University of Punjab / 1990
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist

  • Ponsford, M., Castle, D., Tahir, T., et al (2018). Clozapine is associated with secondary antibody deficiency. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 1-7
  • Tahir T, Watkins A, Slack P, et al (2018) Liaison Psychiatry services in Wales, BJPsych Bulletin, 1-4
  • Hasnain M, Tahir T, (2018),Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Non-Substance

Department of Liaison Psychiatry, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

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