Dr Abu Abraham

Consultant Psychiatrist


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I am a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 18 years’ experience in mental health and 14 years of NHS experience. I am an expert in the assessment and treatment of mentally ill patients in Specialist/Secondary Mental Health services presenting with a wide range of mental illnesses; including schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, panic disorders, phobias, generalised anxiety disorders, other anxiety disorders, alcohol and illicit drug use, adjustment disorder, PTSD, bereavement and grief, anorexia nervosa, bulimia, other eating disorders, personality disorders, impulse control disorders, gender identity disorder, autism, Asperger’s Disorder and ADHD.

I have various senior leadership roles in medical education that keep me up to date with new developments within the field of mental health.

I work as a Consultant Psychiatrist in a Community Mental Health Team involved in the care of approximately 300 patients each month. (Direct clinical care and supervising medical or non-medical clinicians).

I Chair the Out of Hours Supervisory Group and am also the Chair of the Consultants Trainee Forums and Supervisor for Chief Resident Programmes and Quality Improvement Projects.

I have been awarded: Trainer of the Year Award 2014 by the Royal College of Psychiatry; Best Poster Award, Eastern Division Autumn Conference 2013; Royal College of Psychiatry and Supervisor for Trainee Leader of the Year Award, Health Education East of England 2016.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Abu Abraham at Spire include:


Other treatments

Schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders, mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, panic disorders, phobias, generalised anxiety disorders, other anxiety disorders

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Additional information

MBBS / Bangalore University, India / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Basic medical qualification

MD Psychiatry / Calicut University, India / 2003
Post graduate degree/qualification in psychiatry
Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry / University of Leeds / 2008
Post graduate degree/qualification in Psychiatry

FRCPsych / Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK / 2018
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
Awarded by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to demonstrate and evidence significant contributions to core purposes of college. It is awarded as a mark of distinction and recognition of contribution to psychiatry.

PGC(ME) / Anglia Ruskin University, UK / 2014
Post graduate qualification in medical education

Specialist Register of GMC / GMC / 2010
Certificate of completion of training in General Adult Psychiatry and Addictions Psychiatry

Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Professional leadership

Consultant Psychiatrist, Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT)
Deputy Director of Medical Education, EPUT
Clinical Sub Dean, Psychiatry, Medical School, Anglia Ruskin University
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Medical School, Anglia Ruskin University
Finance Officer, Eastern Division, Royal School of Psychiatrists
Startwell Lead, Eastern Division, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Simulation Lead, Mental Health, Health Education, East of England
Examiner, CASC, Royal College of Psychiatry
College Ambassador, Advisory Appointment Committee, Royal College of Psychiatry
Foundation Year Lead, Eastern Division, Royal College of Psychiatry
Chief Organiser/Chair, MRCPsych Course, EPUT


Abraham, A. Social constructivism in teaching small groups. Journal of Advances in Medical Education and Research. 2017

Abu Abraham and Jason Luty. Testing for illicit drug use in mental health services. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment (2010) 16: 369-379

Abu Abraham, Joby M. Easow, Palanisamy Ravichandren, Salman Mushtaq, Linda Butterworth, and Jason Luty. Effectiveness and confusion of the Time to Change anti-stigma campaign. The Psychiatrist . June 2010 34:230-233
June 2010

Asamoah G, Varughese SJ, Mushtaq S, Butterworth L, Abraham A and Luty J. A randomised trial of ethnicity and stigmatised attitudes towards Learning Disability and Alcoholism. Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care. Volume 2 Issue 2 July 2009. 11-19
July 2009

Rao H, Mahadevappa H, Pillay P, Sessay M., Abraham A. & Luty J. A study of stigmatized attitudes towards people with mental health problems among health professionals. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 2009; 16, 279–284

Kumar P.N.S., Abraham A. Thomas B & Kumar K. (2005). Folie a deux. A Case report and review of literature. Indian Journal of Psychiatry.2005; 47:164-166

Kumar P.N.S., Abraham A, Thomas B & Kunhikoyamu A.M. (2003). A comparative study of serum lipid profile of suicide attempters versus normal age, sex and BMI matched controls. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2003; 26(1), 33-37

Kumar P.N.S., Abraham A & Kunhikoyamu, A.M. (2002). Age and sex related analysis of psycho-socio-demographic characteristics of suicide attempters. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. 2002; 25(1), 20-24.

Consultant Psychiatrist, Deputy Director of Medical Education, Clinical Sub Dean (Psychiatry) ARU Medical School, Honorary Senior Lecturer, ARU and UEA Medical school

I enjoy time with my family, photography, travel, music, dance and philosophy.