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Amir H. Yassari

Amir H. Yassari MSc

Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Neuroscience
Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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Dr. Yassari is a Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. He has 10 years of experience as a clinician and specialized in the treatment of patients with depression.

After medical school, Amir started his residency in psychiatry in Vienna, interrupting the program for a Neuroscience Master at King's College London. He became a consultant psychiatrist at the University Medical Centre in Hamburg, Germany, in 2020. Today, he leads a team of residents, psychologists, and nurses treating patients with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and depression. In his effort to reduce the stigmatization of people with mental illnesses, he created a blog with colleagues addressing pressing issues on mental health. Since the pandemic started, Amir has provided basic psychiatric help to refugees at a local organization's psychosocial counseling department. He spent his weekends on the rugby field, coaching young children to become athletes.

Amir has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. His interests include the broad field of psychiatry, from history to neurobiology, and the experiences and life stories of patients, family members, and professionals. However, his Ph.D. research at Brunel University focuses on the effects of music utilized as medicine on depressive symptoms. He is especially studying auditory training programs such as Music for the Mind, intended to stimulate the brain and facilitate active listening.

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