Biography

Professor Saeed Farooq is a clinician scientist with extensive research in public health mental health. He has over 150 papers in international peer reviewed scientific journals. He trained in Psychiatry both in Pakistan and UK. He led the development of academic psychiatry in Northern Pakistan. He trained large number of psychiatrists who are now leading services in the region as well conducted clinical studies in a conflict afflicted area.

Saeed moved to the UK to pursue his research interests and completed his PhD on the impact of Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) in low and middle-income countries. Saeed joined Keele in 2015 and is a member of the Mental Health Research Group. He has produced significant evidence for treating schizophrenia and mental health care in conflict-affected areas. He has been member of the editorial board of number of peer reviewed international journals.  He was part of the working group that developed classification of psychotic disorders for International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). 

As a founding member of the South Asian Cochrane Network (SACN), he served on the steering committee of SACN for several years. His work on improving treatment adherence, subtyping schizophrenia based on treatment response and providing care in population affected by trauma and conflict had significant impact on policy and professional practice.

His research interests include improving the outcomes in severe mental illness by using evidence based interventions, physical health in severe mental illness and global mental health.  Saeed is passionate about providing evidence-based health care using a public health approach for the disadvantaged communities.

Research and scholarship

Professor Saeed Farooq has led a catalogue of strong interdisciplinary research and has worked closely with the social sciences, psychiatry, and pharmacological sciences. His work includes the effects of fasting during Ramadan on serum Lithium and other biochemical parameters as well as the role of fixed-dose combination products to improve treatment adherence in mental health. Working closely with colleagues in social sciences, Saeed has produced randomised controlled trial based evidence on a psychological intervention (PM+) for conflict-affected areas. The Problem Management Plus (PM+), which is based on cognitive behaviour therapy principles is now adopted by the World Health Organisation. The WHO has produced a manual of the intervention for use in conflict-afflicted communities (http://www.who.int/mental_health/emergencies/problem_management_plus/en/). His research on working through interpreters is widely recognised and he has also developed an on online module for the Royal College of Psychiatrists continuing medical education programme on how to work effectively through interpreters.

In recent years, Saeed has shifted his focus to the treatment of severe mental illness including research on improving physical health outcomes in schizophrenia. He is leading an MRC funded clinical trial in improving treatment adherence for schizophrenia in low and middle-income country settings. Saeed work also involves treatment optimisation in treatment-resistant schizophrenia using large databases and his publications on subtyping schizophrenia based on treatment response are widely recognised.

Teaching

Saeed has been involved in teaching for postgraduate psychiatric education and research methodology. He has led several workshops on research methodology. The workshops on the identification and development of research questions and medical writings have consistently received good feedback. Saeed is the academic secretary to the West Midlands division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and has successfully organised the division academic meetings twice a year.

Selected Publications

  • Imran N, Afzal H, Aamer I, Hashmi A, Shabbir B, Asif A, Farooq S. 2020. Scarlett Letter: A study based on experience of stigma by COVID-19 patients in quarantine. Pak J Med Sci, 1471-1477, vol. 36(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Latif M, Husain MI, Gul M, Naz S, Irfan M, Aslam M, Awan F, Sharif A, Rathod S, Farooq S, Ayub M, Naeem F. 2020. Culturally adapted trauma-focused CBT-based guided self-help (CatCBT GSH) for female victims of domestic violence in Pakistan: feasibility randomized controlled trial. Behav Cogn Psychother, 1-12. link> doi> full text>
  • Farooq S, Singh SP, Burke D, Naeem F, Ayub M. 2020. Corrigendum to ``Pharmacological interventions for prevention of depression in high risk conditions: Systematic review and meta-analysis.'' Journal of Affective Disorders Volume 269, 15 May 2020, Pages 58-69. J Affect Disord, 1216, vol. 274. link> doi>
  • Hamdani SU, Huma Z-E, Rahman A, Wang D, Chen T, van Ommeren M, Chisholm D, Farooq S. 2020. Cost-effectiveness of WHO Problem Management Plus for adults with mood and anxiety disorders in a post-conflict area of Pakistan: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry, 623-629, vol. 217(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Ul-Haq Z, Ul-Haq M, Khan MF, Afridi A, Dikomitis L, Robinson ME, Lewis M, Rahman A, Dziedzic K, Saeed U, Awan NR, Mallen C, Farooq S. 2020. Supervised treatment in outpatients for schizophrenia plus (STOPS+): protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a community-based intervention to improve treatment adherence and reduce the treatment gap for schizophrenia in Pakistan. BMJ Open, e034709, vol. 10(6). link> doi> full text>

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Imran N, Afzal H, Aamer I, Hashmi A, Shabbir B, Asif A, Farooq S. 2020. Scarlett Letter: A study based on experience of stigma by COVID-19 patients in quarantine. Pak J Med Sci, 1471-1477, vol. 36(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Latif M, Husain MI, Gul M, Naz S, Irfan M, Aslam M, Awan F, Sharif A, Rathod S, Farooq S, Ayub M, Naeem F. 2020. Culturally adapted trauma-focused CBT-based guided self-help (CatCBT GSH) for female victims of domestic violence in Pakistan: feasibility randomized controlled trial. Behav Cogn Psychother, 1-12. link> doi> full text>
  • Farooq S, Singh SP, Burke D, Naeem F, Ayub M. 2020. Corrigendum to ``Pharmacological interventions for prevention of depression in high risk conditions: Systematic review and meta-analysis.'' Journal of Affective Disorders Volume 269, 15 May 2020, Pages 58-69. J Affect Disord, 1216, vol. 274. link> doi>
  • Hamdani SU, Huma Z-E, Rahman A, Wang D, Chen T, van Ommeren M, Chisholm D, Farooq S. 2020. Cost-effectiveness of WHO Problem Management Plus for adults with mood and anxiety disorders in a post-conflict area of Pakistan: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry, 623-629, vol. 217(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Ul-Haq Z, Ul-Haq M, Khan MF, Afridi A, Dikomitis L, Robinson ME, Lewis M, Rahman A, Dziedzic K, Saeed U, Awan NR, Mallen C, Farooq S. 2020. Supervised treatment in outpatients for schizophrenia plus (STOPS+): protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a community-based intervention to improve treatment adherence and reduce the treatment gap for schizophrenia in Pakistan. BMJ Open, e034709, vol. 10(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Shepherd TA, Ul-Haq Z, Ul-Haq M, Khan MF, Afridi A, Dikomitis L, Robinson ME, Lewis M, Rahman A, Dziedzic K, Saeed U, Awan NR, Mallen C, Farooq S. 2020. Supervised treatment in outpatients for schizophrenia plus (STOPS+): protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a community-based intervention to improve treatment adherence and reduce the treatment gap for schizophrenia in Pakistan. BMJ Open, e034709, vol. 10(6). link> doi> full text>
  • Farooq S, Singh SP, Burke D, Naeem F, Ayub M. 2020. Pharmacological interventions for prevention of depression in high risk conditions: Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Affect Disord, 58-69, vol. 269. link> doi> full text>
  • de Leon J, Rajkumar AP, Kaithi AR, Schoretsanitis G, Kane JM, Wang C-Y, Tang Y-L, Lin S-K, Hong KS, Farooq S, Ng CH, Ruan C-J, Andrade C. 2020. Do Asian Patients Require Only Half of the Clozapine Dose Prescribed for Caucasians? A Critical Overview. Indian J Psychol Med, 4-10, vol. 42(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Davis KAS, Farooq S, Hayes JF, John A, Lee W, MacCabe JH, McIntosh A, Osborn DPJ, Stewart RJ, Woelbert E. 2020. Pharmacoepidemiology research: delivering evidence about drug safety and effectiveness in mental health. Lancet Psychiatry, 363-370, vol. 7(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Ul-Haq Z, Shah BH, Ardakani M, Khan SA, Muhammad S, Farooq S, Khan SH, Huda Q. 2019. Health system preparedness in Pakistan for crisis management: a cross-sectional evaluation study. East Mediterr Health J, 553-561, vol. 25(8). link> doi>
  • Naeem F, Munshi T, Gratzer D, Rodie D, Irfan M, Rao S, Husain N, Farooq S, Sanches M, Ayub M, Lecomte T. 2019. Video intervention for the psychiatric waiting room: proof-of-concept randomised controlled trial of RESOLVE (Relaxation Exercise, SOLVing problem and cognitive Errors). BJPsych Open, e77, vol. 5(5). link> doi> full text>
  • Mohamed MO, Rashid M, Farooq S, Siddiqui N, Parwani P, Shiers D, Thamman R, Gulati M, Shoaib A, Chew-Graham C, Mamas MA. 2019. Acute Myocardial Infarction in Severe Mental Illness: Prevalence, Clinical Outcomes, and Process of Care in U.S. Hospitalizations. Can J Cardiol, 821-830, vol. 35(7). link> doi> full text>
  • Peterson DL, Webb CA, Keeley JW, Gaebel W, Zielasek J, Rebello TJ, Robles R, Matsumoto C, Kogan CS, Kulygina M, Farooq S, Green MF, Falkai P, Hasan A, Galderisi S, Larach V, Krasnov V, Reed GM. 2019. The reliability and clinical utility of ICD-11 schizoaffective disorder: A field trial. Schizophrenia Research. link> doi> full text>
  • Farooq S, Choudry A, Cohen D, Naeem F, Ayub M. 2019. Barriers to using clozapine in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: systematic review. BJPsych Bull, 8-16, vol. 43(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Farooq S, Green DJ, Singh SP. 2019. Sharing information about diagnosis and outcome of first-episode psychosis in patients presenting to early intervention services. Early Interv Psychiatry, 657-666, vol. 13(3). link> doi> full text>
  • Choudry A and Farooq S. 2018. Systematic review into factors associated with the recruitment crisis in psychiatry in the UK: students', trainees' and consultants' views. BJPsych Bulletin, 345-352, vol. 41(6). link> doi> link> full text>
  • Farooq S, Johal RK, Ziff C, Naeem F. 2017. Different communication strategies for disclosing a diagnosis of schizophrenia and related disorders. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD011707, vol. 10. link> doi> full text>
  • Rahman A, van Ommeren M, Farooq S. 2017. Interventions for Anxiety and Depression in Conflict-Affected Areas-Reply. JAMA, 1376-1377, vol. 317(13). link> doi>
  • Awan NR, Jehangir SF, Irfan M, Naeem F, Farooq S. 2017. Explanatory model of illness of the patients with schizophrenia and the role of educational intervention. Schizophr Res, 68-73, vol. 190. link> doi> full text>
  • Farooq S and Choudry A. 2017. Adherence to medication in the community: audit cycle of interventions to improve the assessment of adherence. BJPsych Bull, 41-44, vol. 41(1). link> doi> full text>
  • Naeem F, Munshi T, Xiang S, Yang M, Shokraneh F, Syed Y, Ayub M, Adams CE, Farooq S. 2017. A survey of eMedia-delivered interventions for schizophrenia used in randomized controlled trials. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat, 233-243, vol. 13. link> doi> full text>
  • Gire N, Farooq S, Naeem F, Duxbury J, McKeown M, Kundi PS, Chaudhry IB, Husain N. 2017. mHealth based interventions for the assessment and treatment of psychotic disorders: a systematic review. Mhealth, 33, vol. 3. link> doi>
  • Tungaraza TE, Ahmed W, Chira C, Turner E, Mayaki S, Nandhra HS, Edwards T, Farooq S. 2017. Prescribing pattern of clozapine and other antipsychotics for patients with first-episode psychosis: a cross-sectional survey of early intervention teams. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol, 103-111, vol. 7(3). link> doi>
  • Husain N, Gire N, Kelly J, Duxbury J, McKeown M, Riley M, Taylor CD, Taylor PJ, Emsley R, Farooq S, Caton N, Naeem F, Kingdon D, Chaudhry I. 2016. TechCare: mobile assessment and therapy for psychosis - an intervention for clients in the Early Intervention Service: A feasibility study protocol. SAGE Open Medicine, 2050312116669613, vol. 4. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Rahman A, Hamdani SU, Awan NR, Bryant RA, Dawson KS, Khan MF, Azeemi MM-U-H, Akhtar P, Nazir H, Chiumento A, Sijbrandij M, Wang D, Farooq S, van Ommeren M. 2016. Effect of a Multicomponent Behavioral Intervention in Adults Impaired by Psychological Distress in a Conflict-Affected Area of Pakistan: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2609-2617, vol. 316(24). link> doi>
  • Aman H, Naeem F, Farooq S, Ayub M. 2016. Prevalence of nonaffective psychosis in intellectually disabled clients: systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatric Genetics, 145-155, vol. 26(4). link> doi> full text>
  • Naeem F, Gire N, Xiang S, Yang M, Syed Y, Shokraneh F, Adams C, Farooq S. 2016. Reporting and understanding the safety and adverse effect profile of mobile apps for psychosocial interventions: An update. World Journal of Psychiatry, 187-191, vol. 6(2). doi> link> full text>
  • Farooq S, Burns J, Sumathipala A, Naeem F. 2016. A global mental health fund for serious mental illness in low-income and middle-income countries. The lancet. Psychiatry, 495-497, vol. 3(6). doi> link> full text>
  • Farooq S, Naeem F, Singh SP. 2016. Telling the patients about diagnosis and outcome of schizophrenia: what, when and how?. EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY, 101-102, vol. 10(2). link> doi> link>
  • Naeem F, Johal R, McKenna C, Rathod S, Ayub M, Lecomte T, Husain N, Kingdon D, Farooq S. 2016. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for psychosis based Guided Self-help (CBTp-GSH) delivered by frontline mental health professionals: Results of a feasibility study. Schizophrenia Research. doi> full text>
  • Naeem F, Khoury B, Munshi T, Ayub M, Lecomte T, Kingdon D, Farooq S. 2016. Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) for Schizophrenia: Literature Review and Meta-analysis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE THERAPY, 73-86, vol. 9(1). link> doi> link>
  • Ahmed Z, Subhan F, Ahmed S, Abdur Rasheed Q, Ahmed S, Shahid M, Farooq S. 2016. Development of fixed dose combination tablets of aripiprazole plus divalproex sodium and their simultaneous determination using HPLC-UV. Drug Dev Ind Pharm, 1393-1405, vol. 42(9). link> doi>
  • Naeem F, Habib N, Gul M, Khalid M, Saeed S, Farooq S, Munshi T, Gobbi M, Husain N, Ayub M, Kingdon D. 2016. A Qualitative Study to Explore Patients', Carers' and Health Professionals' Views to Culturally Adapt CBT for Psychosis (CBTp) in Pakistan. Behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy, 43-55, vol. 44(1). doi>
  • Naeem F, Syed Y, Xiang S, Shokraneh F, Munshi T, Yang M, Adams C, Farooq S. 2015. Development, Testing and Reporting of Mobile Apps for Psycho-social Interventions: Lessons from the Pharmaceuticals. JOurnal of Medical Diagnostic Methods. doi> link> full text>
  • Farooq S. 2015. Requirement of research as a learning tool in medical education - less is more. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, vol. 29(3). link>
  • Farooq S, Rehman M, Naeem F. 2015. Pharmacological interventions for acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. doi> link>
  • Marley J and Farooq S. 2015. Apps in mental health practice: uses, opportunities and challenges. BJPsych Bulletin, 288-290, vol. 39(6). doi> link> full text>
  • Lee J, Takeuchi H, Fervaha G, Sin GL, Foussias G, Agid O, Farooq S, Remington G. 2015. Subtyping Schizophrenia by Treatment Response: Antipsychotic Development and the Central Role of Positive Symptoms. Can J Psychiatry, 515-522, vol. 60(11). link> doi>
  • Sijbrandij M, Farooq S, Bryant RA, Dawson K, Hamdani SU, Chiumento A, Minhas F, Saeed K, Rahman A, van Ommeren M. 2015. Problem Management Plus (PM+) for common mental disorders in a humanitarian setting in Pakistan; study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT). BMC Psychiatry, 232, vol. 15. link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Taylor CDJ, Gire N, Riley M, Caton N, Husain N. 2015. Digital inclusion: The concept and strategies for people with mental health difficulties. Aust N Z J Psychiatry, 772-773, vol. 49(9). link> doi>
  • Irfan M, Caldas de Almeida JM, Irfan UM, Raza UA, Farooq S. 2015. Schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment by general practitioners: A cross-sectional study in district Peshawar, Pakistan. J Pak Med Assoc, 937-942, vol. 65(9). link>
  • Bhikha A, Farooq S, Chaudhry N, Naeem F, Husain N. 2015. Explanatory models of psychosis amongst British South Asians. Asian J Psychiatr, 48-54, vol. 16. link> doi>
  • Naeem F, Gul M, Irfan M, Munshi T, Asif A, Rashid S, Khan MNS, Ghani S, Malik A, Aslam M, Farooq S, Husain N, Ayub M. 2015. Brief culturally adapted CBT (CaCBT) for depression: a randomized controlled trial from Pakistan. J Affect Disord, 101-107, vol. 177. link> doi>
  • Naeem F, Saeed S, Irfan M, Kiran T, Mehmood N, Gul M, Munshi T, Ahmad S, Kazmi A, Husain N, Farooq S, Ayub M, Kingdon D. 2015. Brief culturally adapted CBT for psychosis (CaCBTp): A randomized controlled trial from a low income country. Schizophr Res, 143-148, vol. 164(1-3). link> doi>
  • Farooq S and Singh SP. 2015. Fixed dose-combination products in psychiatry: Systematic review and meta-analysis. J Psychopharmacol, 556-564, vol. 29(5). link> doi>
  • Tungaraza TE and Farooq S. 2015. Clozapine prescribing in the UK: views and experience of consultant psychiatrists. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol, 88-96, vol. 5(2). link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Ayub M, Naeem F. 2015. Interventions Following Traumatic Event in Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Response. Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 18(269). doi> link> full text>
  • Farooq S, Kingston P, Regan J. 2015. Working through interpreters in old age psychiatry – A Literature Review. Mental Health Review Journal, 36-47, vol. 20(1). doi> link>
  • Naeem F, Farooq S, Kingdon D. 2015. Cognitive behavioural therapy (brief versus standard duration) for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD010646. link> doi>
  • Farooq S and Sherin A. 2015. Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD006118. link> doi>
  • Naeem F, Farooq S, Kingdon D. 2014. Cognitive behavioral therapy (brief vs standard duration) for schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull, 958-959, vol. 40(5). link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2014. Ethical approval for research in developing countries: problems and solutions. Journal of Psychology, 156, vol. 15(2).
  • Naeem F, Farooq S, Kingdon D. 2014. Cognitive behavioural therapy (brief versus standard duration) for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD010646. link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2014. Early and effective intervention for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in developing countries. Khyber Medical University Journal.
  • Ahmed Z, Subhan F, Shah MT, Farooq S. 2014. Effect of fasting on serum lithium levels: an experimental study in animal models. Pak J Pharm Sci, 33-37, vol. 27(1). link>
  • Farooq S and Naeem F. 2014. Tackling nonadherence in psychiatric disorders: current opinion. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat, 1069-1077, vol. 10. link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Agid O, Foussias G, Remington G. 2013. Using treatment response to subtype schizophrenia: proposal for a new paradigm in classification. Schizophr Bull, 1169-1172, vol. 39(6). link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2013. Public health and physician focused strategies to improve medication adherence in psychotic disorders. World Psychiatry, 238-239, vol. 12(3). link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2013. Collaborative care for depression: a literature review and a model for implementation in developing countries. Int Health, 24-28, vol. 5(1). link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2013. Early Intervention for Psychosis in Low and Middle Income (LAMI) countries needs a public health approach. BJPsych Bulletin, 168-169, vol. 202(3). doi> link>
  • Farooq S. 2013. Measurement of non-adherence with treatment in research and clinical practice. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 1-2, vol. 10(2).
  • Farooq S. 2012. Is Acute and Transient Psychotic Disorder (ATPD) mini schizophrenia? The evidence from phenomenology and epidemiology. Psychiatria Danubina, 311-315, vol. 24(3). link>
  • Bhikha AG, Farooq S, Chaudhry N, Husain N. 2012. A systematic review of explanatory models of illness for psychosis in developing countries. Int Rev Psychiatry, 450-462, vol. 24(5). link> doi>
  • Udomratn P, Burns J, Farooq S. 2012. Acute and transient psychotic disorders: an overview of studies in Asia. Int Rev Psychiatry, 463-466, vol. 24(5). link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2012. Catatonia is not all schizophrenia. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 1-3, vol. 9(1).
  • Farooq S, Nazar Z, Irfan M, Akhter J, Gul E, Irfan U, Naeem F. 2011. Schizophrenia medication adherence in a resource-poor setting: randomised controlled trial of supervised treatment in out-patients for schizophrenia (STOPS). Br J Psychiatry, 467-472, vol. 199(6). link> doi>
  • Volm BA, Farooq S, Ferriter M, Jones H, Smailagic N, Khalifa N, Huband N, Gibbon S, Stoffers S, Duggan C, Lieb K. 2011. Pharmacotherapy in patients with cluster a personality disorders. European Psychiatry, 2107, vol. 26(1). doi>
  • Farooq S and Taylor M. 2011. Clozapine: dangerous orphan or neglected friend?. BJPsych Bulletin, 247-249, vol. 198(4). doi> link>
  • Völlm BA, Farooq S, Jones H, Ferriter M, Gibbon S, Stoffers J, Duggan C, Huband N, Lieb K. 2011. Pharmacological interventions for paranoid personality disorder. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Völlm BA, Husain N, Huband N, Stoffers J, Gibbon S, Duggan C, Ferriter M, Lieb K. 2011. Pharmacological interventions for schizotypal personality disorder. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Nazar Z, Akhtar J, Irfan M, Subhan F, Ahmed Z, Khan EH, Naeem F. 2010. Effect of fasting during Ramadan on serum lithium level and mental state in bipolar affective disorder. Int Clin Psychopharmacol, 323-327, vol. 25(6). link> doi>
  • Large M, Nielssen O, Farooq S, Glozier N. 2010. Increasing rates of psychiatric publication from low- and middle-income countries. Int J Soc Psychiatry, 497-506, vol. 56(5). link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 2010. The language in mental health research and practice. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 49, vol. 7(2).
  • Farooq S. 2010. Interpreter- Mediated Psychiatric interview. The Royal College of Psychiatrist.
  • Farooq S. 2009. Shooting the messenger: the problem is widespread. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 553, vol. 195(6). doi> link>
  • Farooq S, Large M, Nielssen O. 2009. Early intervention in psychosis in developing coun-tries: evidence and action. World Psychiatry, 123, vol. 8(2). link> doi>
  • Aamir S, Jahangir SF, Farooq S. 2009. Family functioning among depressive and dissociative (conversion) patients. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 300-303, vol. 19(5). link>
  • Farooq S, Large M, Nielssen O, Waheed W. 2009. The relationship between the duration of untreated psychosis and outcome in low-and-middle income countries: a systematic review and meta analysis. Schizophr Res, 15-23, vol. 109(1-3). link> doi>
  • Large M, Farooq S, Nlesssen O, Slade T. 2009. Duration of untreated psychosis in LAMI countries Reply. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 189, vol. 194(2). link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Nazar Z, Akhtar J, Irfan M, Naeem S. 2009. Working with interpreters in developing countries: implications for psychiatric research and training. Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 1, vol. 6(1). link>
  • Farooq S and Sherin A. 2008. Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, CD006118. link> doi>
  • Dankert ME, Brensinger CM, Metzger KL, Li C, Koleva SG, Mesén A, Laprade B, Wiguna T, Han C, Farooq S, Severus WE, Gayares JG, Langosch JM, Lallart X, Tateno M, Mihai A, Nair SRN, Belmaker R, Rybakowski J, Owe-Larsson B, Kane JM, Johnstone EC, MacIntyre DJ, Malhotra S, González-Pinto A, Mosquera F, Babb SM, Habib pour E, Fatemi SS, Swanson C, Adler C, Young A, Hoeft F, Sivakumar K, Radoeva PD, Lallart EA, Bilker WB, Siegel SJ. 2008. Attitudes of patients and family members towards implantable psychiatric medication. Schizophr Res, 279-286, vol. 105(1-3). link> doi>
  • Large M, Farooq S, Nielssen O, Slade T. 2008. Relationship between gross domestic product and duration of untreated psychosis in low- and middle-income countries. Br J Psychiatry, 272-278, vol. 193(4). link> doi>
  • Farooq S, Irfan UM, Irfan M. 2008. Recognition of systematic reviews is vital for scientific and clinical practice. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 460-462, vol. 18(7). link>
  • Farooq S. 2007. Treating schizophrenia with DOTS in developing countries: One size does not fit all - Reply. PLOS MEDICINE, 1550-1551, vol. 4(9). link> doi>
  • Rehman IU and Farooq S. 2007. Cannabis abuse in patients with schizophrenia: pattern and effects on symptomatology. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 158-161, vol. 17(3). link>
  • Khattak T, Farooq S, Jan B. 2006. Behavior therapy in dissociative convulsions disorder. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 359-363, vol. 16(5). link>
  • Farooq S, Akhter J, Anwar E, Hussain I, Khan SA, Inam-ul Haq Jadoon. 2005. The attitude and perception of hospital doctors about the management of psychiatric disorders. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 552-555, vol. 15(9). link>
  • Raj M and Farooq S. 2005. Interventions for obsessive compulsive symptoms in people with schizophrenia. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. link> doi>
  • Khan SA and Farooq S. 2003. Reasons for not acting on suicidal ideas. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak, 37-39, vol. 13(1). link>
  • Farooq S. 2001. Psychiatric training in developing countries. Br J Psychiatry, 464, vol. 179. link> doi>
  • Mubbashar MH and Farooq S. 2001. Mental health literacy in developing countries. Br J Psychiatry, 75, vol. 179. link> doi>
  • Farooq S and Khawaja MY. 1999. Fever and acute brief psychosis in developing countries. Br J Psychiatry, 586, vol. 175. link> doi>
  • Farooq S. 1998. Ethnicity and clozapine metabolism. Br J Psychiatry, 87, vol. 173. link> doi>
  • Sijbrandij M, Kleiboer A, Farooq S. 2020. Editorial: Low-Intensity Interventions for Psychiatric Disorders. Front Psychiatry, 619871, vol. 11. link> doi> full text>
  • Ul-Haq Z, Hussain Shah B, Ishaq Khattak M, Fazid S, Basharat S, Hayat Khan S, Khan F, Shahzad H, Razzak J, Farooq S, Huda Q. Hospital preparedness for disaster and mass casualty management in Pakistan: A cross-sectional evaluation study. Am J Disaster Med, 181-192, vol. 14(3). link> doi>
  • Chen Y, Farooq S, Edwards J, Chew-Graham CA, Shiers D, Frisher M, Hayward R, Sumathipala A, Jordan KP. 2019. Patterns of symptoms before a diagnosis of first episode psychosis: a latent class analysis of UK primary care electronic health records. BMC Med, 227, vol. 17(1). link> doi> full text>

Chapters

  • Farooq S. 2010. Terror, Trauma and Treatment – An evidence based response. In ‘Wars, Insurgencies and Terrorist Attacks: A Psychosocial Perspective from The Muslim World’. Oxford University Press. link>

Other

  • Farooq S, Tungaraza TE, Ahmed W, Chira C, Turner E, Mayaki S, Harpal N, Edwards T. 2016. Patterns of Prescribing Clozapine and Other Antipsychotic for Patients with First Episode Psychosis in Early Intervention Teams. EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY (p. 177, vol. 10). EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY. link>
  • Remington G, Lee J, Takeuchi H, Fervaha G, Foussias G, Agid O, Farooq S. 2015. SUBTYPING SCHIZOPHRENIA BY TREATMENT RESPONSE: REFINING CRITERIA. SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN (p. S330, vol. 41). link>
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