Dr. Umar Mushir, M.D Psychiatry M.B.B.S has been recognized as Most Promising Psychiatrist of the Year - 2022, Lucknow by BusinessMint.
An ardent mental health care professional with almost eight years of experience in clinical environment, Dr. Umar Mushir is a trustworthy psychiatrist with a history of successfully diagnosing, treating, and providing comprehensive patient care while creating a comfortable patient environment. His ability to zero in on a patient's mental health disorders with unfailing accuracy makes him a remarkable emerging psychiatrist.
His areas of professional interest comprise General Psychiatry (Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Sleep Disorders, Childhood Psychiatric Disorders, and Chronic Headaches) and Human sexuality/Psychosexual Disorders as well as Substance Use and Addictive Disorders.
He is an active Member of the Indian Psychiatric Society besides being associated with several other societies prominent among them being the American Psychiatric Association (USA), International Headache Society (UK), European Society for Sexual Medicine (Italy), and the Indian Academy of Neurosciences. He is the Northern India representative for National Suicide Prevention Forum. Dr. Umar has publications in a number of national and International Journals to his credit. He has made several presentations at prestigious professional meetings and conferences.
Thanks to the popularity of his innumerable guest talks on various aspects of mental health, Dr. Umar is a much-admired public speaker in and around the capital city of Lucknow. He has addressed the general audience as well as the medical fraternity at various fora in India and also abroad.
Beyond his educational background, there are other key qualities that make Dr. Umar such a competent and successful psychiatrist. His inductive and deductive reasoning skills help him enormously in his diagnosis whereas his ability to understand and share the feelings of his patients ease the process of treatment in no less measure. Being an inquisitive and curious person, it's easy for him to step into the shoes of a psychiatrist who tends to be predominantly an investigative individual. His incredible passion for self-renewal has made him a Lifelong Learner. His adept dealing with difficult emotions easily distinguishes him from his peers.
Speaking about a broad understanding of mental illness, Dr. Umar says: "I have often heard psychiatry referred to as ‘an art rather than a science. Of course, that’s not totally true – but it is incredibly important not to just focus on the biological aspects of mental illness.
One needs to look at our patients through the psychological and social lens as well. As psychiatrists, we spend a lot of time with patients listening to them in a non-judgmental way. We listen to try and understand their lives, their inner worlds, and their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. A thorough history is crucial when trying to diagnose our patients’ problems – and we may often have to try and support them when they have a range of communication difficulties, more so when they have physical disabilities."