Dr Amit D. Mistry
Consultant Psychiatrist: General Adult, Old Age and Sport
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge eating disorder (BED)
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Dual diagnosis
- Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED)
- Memory problems
- Mood disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Sleep disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Work-related stress
- Sports psychiatry
Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships
Dr Amit D. Mistry is a dual consultant specialist in General Adult and Old Age Psychiatry. Dr Mistry holds additional clinical expertise in treating eating disorders and exercise addiction. He is the Responsible Clinician (RC) to a central London specialist inpatient unit and has previously worked as a community consultant for Oxford Health NHS Foundation trust.
Dr Mistry has been shortlisted for national awards during his University College London (UCL) postgraduate training and has published, peer-reviewed research in international medical journals. In 2021 he published his first book, ‘Case Studies in Sports Psychiatry’ with Cambridge University Press and is a visiting clinical lecturer to Queen Mary’s University London (QMUL).
Uniquely, Dr Mistry works as a Consultant Sports Psychiatrist to the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to optimise mental wellbeing and treat mental illness within elite sport. He is chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Sport & Exercise Psychiatry Group and has previously worked as mental health advisor to Oxford University Sport.
Dr Mistry is renowned for his attention to detail, collaborative work and ability to consistently deliver patient-centric care. Along with expertise in medication management, he is also a registered CBT-E practitioner and able to offer 1:1 psychological support.
His leadership experience and insights working within elite sport, allows him to provide treatment plans compatible with patients in high-performance settings.
Additional information about research, publications and interests
- Mistry AD. Cognitive Sports Therapy Manual: Mind-Body-Breath by Dr Claire Gillvray, Mrs Nicola Ostler, Mrs Lucy Hibben, Dr Tom Diethe, Paperback, ISBN: 9781654775360 BJPsych Bulletin
- Rosenbaum S, McKeon G, Stubbs B, Teychenne M, Parker A, Stanton R, Schuch F, Mistry AD, Steel, Z, Firth J. Redefining mental-health care: going multidisciplinary to manage multimorbidity. Br J Sports Med 2020 0:0
- Trott M, Jackson SE, Firth J, Fisher A, Johnstone J, Mistry A, Stubbs B & Smith L. Exercise addiction prevalence and correlates in the absence of eating disorder symptomology. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Addiction Medicine June 02, 2020 DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000664
- Trott M, Jackson SE, Firth J, Jacob L, Grabovac I, Mistry AD, Stubbs B, Smith L. A Comparative Meta-Analysis of the Prevalence of Exercise Addiction in Adults With and Without Indicated Eating Disorders. Eat Weight Disord. 2020 Jan 1 DOI: 10.1007/s40519-019-00842-1.
- Mistry A. Mental Health & Resilience: Dealing with Change. The Manager. League Managers Association. August 2019; Issue 41
- Mistry, Amit D, Matteo Bernardotto, Robin Chaterjee, Henry Simkins, Michael Brannan and Justin Varney. A Cross-Sectional Study on Mental Wellbeing in the Sport, Leisure & Fitness (SLF) Industry: Are the Wellbeing Champions Well? The International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society 2019; 9 (2): 45-55 DOI: 10.18848/2156-8960/CGP/v09i02/45-55
- Mistry AD. International Society for Sport Psychiatry (ISSP) newsletter summary on the first meta-analysis exploring Resistance Exercise Therapy (RET) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). September 2018
- Dove J, Mistry AD, Werbeloff N, Osborn D, Turjanski N. Weekday and Seasonal Patterns in Psychiatric referrals in Three Major London Accident & Emergency (A&E) Departments. BJPsych Bulletin 2018;42: 5-9
Dr Mistry has co-published several articles with the BBC, and regularly comments on relevant mental health issues in the media. Some recent examples are included below.
- BBC Goodfood: The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health (December 2020)
- BBC Newsbeat Interview: Gyms and mental health: ‘I can’t wait to be back on the squat rack’ (25th July 2020)
- Top 10 (2020) podcast on the Performance show with Brad Beer