Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University
Department of Psychiatry
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist,
IWK Health Centre
Phone: (902) 470-8375
Fax: (902) 470-8937
Dr. Sabina Abidi was trained both in her home town of Halifax at Dalhousie University as well as at the University of Toronto. She pursued her medical degree following completion of an honours thesis in Psychology with the intent to focus on psychiatric illness in youth. Following residency training in Psychiatry she completed further specialty fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry with a subspecialty focus in early psychosis and early intervention for psychotic disorders.
Dr. Abidi developed the IWK Health Centre Youth Psychosis Program, an extension of the Early Psychosis Program in Nova Scotia, Canada. She currently holds a joint faculty appointment at both the Capital Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She leads the youth psychosis program whilst also actively conducting clinical research in the area of high risk states of psychotic illness. Dr. Abidi also has both research and clinical interests in the field of collaborative mental health care and currently is in the process of restructuring this program with an emphasis on fostering the relationship between primary care and child/adolescent psychiatry in Nova Scotia. Dr. Abidi enjoys teaching and is the coordinator of the Education Program for Pediatric Residents in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is also an active member of the Dalhousie University Global Psychiatry program, and frequently travels to various sites in the Pan-American Healty Organization to promote mental health education in developing countries.
For more information on Dr. Abidi's research please see: http://psychosis-research.medicine.dal.ca/