He has special interest and expertise in treating adults, children, and adolescents with ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and mood disorders. Dr. Ahmad’s training emphasized the importance of a psychodynamic approach in both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. His practice of evidence based medicine is based on the clinical practice guidelines of the American Psychiatric Association and the practice parameters of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. He’s been trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive therapy and is pursuing further training in interpersonal therapy (both group and individual).
Dr. Ahmad was born and raised in the Washington, DC area. He completed his internship in pediatrics before completing his psychiatric residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington, DC. He then completed a fellowship at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children’s National Medical Center before practicing psychiatry in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was also a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. He returned to Washington, DC in 2009 and has since been working for the DoD. He has experience providing education to medical students and residents, Dr. Ahmad is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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