Consultant Psychiatrist (Adults)
General Medical Council registration number 6159417
Member of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS degree)
Bachelor of Science (BSc in Pharmacology)
Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)
Postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Psychiatry
Qualifications as a specialist in ADHD
Dr Mashru graduated from Guys, King’s and St Thomas Medical School in 2007. He also has a Pharmacology BSc from King’s College London and was awarded a diploma with Merit from the Institute of Psychiatry.
He completed his psychiatric training in 2011 with the Royal Free Training Scheme in North London.
He specialised further in adult ADHD and now Dr Mashru is the Medical Lead for Adult ADHD services in the NHS in North London (Barnet Hospital) and this is his main area of interest and expertise. He also works with patients who suffer from other general psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, psychosis and personality disorder.
Many such conditions co-exist with ADHD and this therefore makes him an expert clinician in dealing with complex cases and presentations. He uses evidence-based treatment and a biopsychosocial model to formulate holistic management plans for his patients.
Dr Mashru has also partaken in much research and also hold a postgraduate diploma from the Institute of Psychiatry and his area of expertise is pharmacology and the study of medication, in particular ADHD medication. He has lead on workshops at international conferences such as the Annual Royal College of Psychiatry.
Dr Mashru also sits on peer groups with other senior colleagues in the field of ADHD research, working with organisations such as UKAAN and Takeda.
Approach to assessments
Dr Mashru offers both virtual or face to face appointments, virtual appointment availability may be easier than face to face availability.
Dr Mashru will offer an initial assessment to ascertain a detailed review of your symptomology and ask questions pertinent to symptoms of ADHD as well as taking a more general psychiatric history asking about other co-morbidities such as depression and anxiety. Initial assessments are online and typically last 90 minutes with 30 minutes afterwards that Dr Mashru uses to produce an in-depth report for his patient.
At the follow up appointment Dr Mashru will usually offer medication and explain in detail the benefits and side-effects of medication as well as how this will be monitored. This is typically 30 minutes in length and will include a month prescription of medication with monthly reviews till medication dose is optimised.
Most importantly Dr Mashru also sends a Shared Care Agreement to your GP so that your GP is able to continue prescribing medication on the NHS with annual reviews/follow ups with Dr Mashru to ensure your medication dose is optimised.
- ADHD diagnosis and management in adults
- Worry/Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- PTSD and Trauma