Areas of Treatment :
Addiction psychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, Adolescent&child psychiatry, Psychotherapy
Hospital Affiliation :
Rafatullah Community Hospita, Bogra, Bangladesh; BADS-Bogra Anti Drug Society; Thikana Psychiatric Clinic, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Practice Name :
TMSS Medical College and Rafatullah Community Hospital
Years in Practice :
Description of Practice :
exclusively dedicated to the healthcare industry
I am more likely to diagnose a disease correctly.
Practice in General Psychiatry with a focus on providing caring, personalized treatment to all ages.
Areas of Expertise :
Adults, General Psychiatry, Mood Disorders, Addiction Psychiatry, Personality Disorders
MD at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Bangladesh
Year Graduated :
Major Activity :
2 ways to make a difference in the lives of my patients
1. I Make it personal. There’s an old saying in nonprofit fund-raising: Don’t tell the story of a whole group of children, no matter how horrible or widespread the devastation. It doesn’t matter whether you’re trying to help an entire school or a village or a country hit by drought or famine. Instead, tell the story of one child. You’ll get more donations that way. When it comes to getting people to act on a problem, an abstract approach doesn’t work.
If I want someone to care about making sustained behavior change, I get really personal. Sharing your own personal story can feel scary, but can be incredibly powerful. The more personal I could have made the link between a desired outcome and the behavior change needed to achieve it, the greater was my success.
2. As realtors know, it’s location, location, location. For health topics, it’s details, details, details. I set the stage with details that a person can relate to. For example, I can ask a patient what his present problem is. Or, I can ask his personal history beginning from his birth till now. This is crucial particularly for psychiatric patients.
Professional Society Memberships :
Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), Bangladesh Association of Psychiatrists (BAP), Bangladesh Association of Child &Adolescent Mental Health (BACAMH)
Honors and Awards :
- Full-free Studentship at Bangladesh Medical College
1. Helal Uddin Ahmed, MA Mohit, Atiqul Haq Mazumder, Mohammad Tariqul
Alam, MM Jalal Uddin, Md. Delowar Hossain, Tanjina Hossain, Syed Touhid
Mahmud, Md. Faruq Alam, MG Rabbani, “Internet Addiction Disorder:Recent
Review Article, Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry, 1 1 (2009)
2. Atiqul Haq Mazumder, Md. Faruq Alam, Helaluddin Ahmed, Syed Touhid
Mahmud, Md. Abdul Kaiyum sheikhs, Md.Tariqul A1am, Md. Delowar Hosen,
M. Abdul Wahab, M. Golam Rabbani, A H Mohammad Firoz, “Parental
Consanguinity and Mental Retardation: A Study in National Institute of Mental
Original Article, Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry, 20 2 (2006)
3. Syed Touhid Mahmud, “Ten point clock test.”
Review article, Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry, 19 2 (2005)
Teaching and Speaking :
Before coming to US I was practicing as Asst Professor & Head, Dept. of Psychiatry in TMSS Medical College & TMSS Nursing College in Bangladesh. I was also working as visitor lecturer in Bogra Nursing College, Bangladesh. I am an Academic & Clinical Faculty involved in teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th year students as well as Residents in Bangladesh.
I have been working as Preceptor to teach medical students and residents hands-on clinical experience in inpatient and outpatient settings.
2010 BACAMH Presentation: “OCD in children and Adolescents in Bangladesh”,
3rd Annual Conference & General Meeting of Bangladesh Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Dhaka, November 2010
2010 CME Presentation: “Phobia”, Assoc. Prof. Nahid Mahjabin, Syed T Mahmud
Dept. of Psychiatry, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Universtiy, Bangladesh; April, 2010
2008 WPA Presentation: “Atypical antipsychotics”, Syed T Mahmud, Shah Alam
WPA Co-sponsored Conference (Zone 10) - 4th SPF International Conference, Dhaka November, 2008
2008 Presentation title: “Mental Health Information System”, Syed T Mahmud, Assoc Prof Md Faruq Alam, Assoc Prof Mohit Kamal, RP Khasru Parvez
Presentation, NIMH; August, 2008
Research Interests :
In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of modern research, I carry out research in multiple areas and collaborate with colleagues throughout the college.
I have worked in the areas of human immunodeficiency virus and psychiatric morbidity, both of which involve studying the interplay between psychological and physiological processes. Much of my work focuses on the nature of psychiatric morbidiy, variations in psychiatric morbidity with HIV associated with age, gender, culture and clinical pathology. My research group is also focussed on Efficacy and Safety Profiles of Aripiprazole versus Risperidone amongschizophrenic Patients, supported by drugs from a pharmaceutical company.
Attributes Success To:
Psychiatry is my calling. I give enough time to my patients I take on so that I can get to know each of them well, have a personalized, supportive and caring relationship and I always try to be there when my patient needs me. I focus on providing the highest quality care in both professional expertise and caring environment.
Place of Birth :
Favorite Medical Journal :
NEJM The New England Journal of Medicine
More about Me :
I am a psychiatrist based out of Bogra, Bangladesh. My patients are outpatients, inpatients & even at home meaning I have to visit few patients at home .
I am a native Bangladeshi living a charmed life with my wife Keya and our son Jawad in Dhaka on Buriganga, a beautiful rivertown in the center of BD.
My hobbies include listening music & travelling.
Doodling, daydreaming, and reading fiction have been my favorite things since birth. I am also an avid hugger.
Spirituality is a huge and wonderful part of my life. I practice Islam. I believe each person has the power to overcome all of life's challenges, to live a life of value, and become a positive influence in their community, society, and the world. My faith motivates me to use my unique gifts to inspire and help others reclaim their power.
I have a MD in Psychiatry from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University before which I also graduated in Medicine. I was trained as a post-graduate trainee at National Institute of Mental Health.