Dr Rashid Zaman FRCPsych


I am a psychiatrist and researcher interested in collaborative and translational research in number of psychiatric disorders, including, ADHD, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depression, OCD and Schizophrenia.

I am also intersted in neuromodulation techniques such as Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as investigative and therapeutic tool in psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders.

Research Focus





Obsession & Compulsion


Clinical conditions

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Bipolar disorder Depressive disorders

Obsessive Compulsive disorder



Behavioural analysis

Clinical trials

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)



Trevor Robbins

Barbara Sahakian

Associated News Items

Key publications

Zaman R, Robbins TW (2017), “Is there potential for repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) as a treatment of OCD?” Psychiatr Danub Sep;29(Suppl 3):672-678

Davey NJ, Puri BK, Catley M, Main J, Nowicky AV, Zaman R (2003), “Deficit in motor performance correlates with changed corticospinal excitability in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome” Int J Clin Pract May;57(4):262-4

Zaman R, Puri BK, Main J, Nowicky AV, Davey NJ (2001), “Corticospinal inhibition appears normal in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome” Exp Physiol Sep;86(5):547-50



Carrick FR, Clark JF, Pagnacco G, Antonucci MM, Hankir A, Zaman R, Oggero E (2017), “Head-Eye Vestibular Motion Therapy Affects the Mental and Physical Health of Severe Chronic Postconcussion Patients” Front Neurol

Garrison JR, Fernandez-Egea E, Zaman R, Agius M, Simons JS (2017), “Reality monitoring impairment in schizophrenia reflects specific prefrontal cortex dysfunction” Neuroimage Clin Jan 25;14:260-268

Kaser M, Zaman R, Sahakian BJ (2017), “Cognition as a treatment target in depression” Psychol Med Apr;47(6):987-989

Vaghi MM, Vértes PE, Kitzbichler MG, Apergis-Schoute AM, van der Flier FE, Fineberg NA, Sule A, Zaman R, Voon V, Kundu P, Bullmore ET, Robbins TW (2017), “Specific Frontostriatal Circuits for Impaired Cognitive Flexibility and Goal-Directed Planning in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Evidence From Resting-State Functional Connectivity” Biol Psychiatry Apr 15;81(8):708-717


Deas G, Kelly C, Hadjinicolaou AV, Holt C, Agius M, Zaman R. (2016), “An update on: meta-analysis of medical and non-medicaltreatments of the prodromal phase of psychotic illness in at risk mental states” Psychiatr Danub Sep;28(Suppl-1):31-38

Segrec N, Zaman R, Pregelj P (2016), “Increased libido associated with donepezil treatment: a case report” Psychogeriatrics Jan;16(1):70-2

Zaman R (2016), “Investigative and therapeutic uses of Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” Psychiatr Danub Sep;28(Suppl-1):99-102


Ashcroft S, Verdolini N, Zaman R, Agius M. (2015), “The comorbidity between bipolar disorder and ADHD in a young adult: a focus on impulsivity” Psychiatr Danub Sep;27 Suppl 1:S195-7

Tracy DK, Shergill SS, David AS, Fonagy P, Zaman R, Downar J, Eliott E, Bhui K (2015), “Self-harm and suicidal acts: a suitable case for treatment of impulsivity-driven behaviour with repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)” BJPsych Open Sep 2;1(1):87-91

Zaman R (2015), “Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)” Psychiatr Danub Sep;27 Suppl 1:S530-2


Ellison-Wright I, Nathan PJ, Bullmore ET, Zaman R, Dudas RB, Agius M, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dodds CM, Forde NJ, Scanlon C, Leemans A, McDonald C, Cannon DM (2014), “Distribution of tract deficits in schizophrenia” BMC Psychiatry Apr 2;14:99

Hankir A, Hankir M, Zaman R (2014), “Should Ramadan be prescribed after Christmas? Obesity in the healthcare profession and the health benefits of fasting” BMJ Case Rep Jan 15;2014

Hankir A, Zaman R, Evans-Lacko S (2014), “The Wounded Healer: an effective anti-stigma intervention targeted at the medical profession?” Psychiatr Danub Nov;26 Suppl 1:89-96

Hankir AK, Northall A, Zaman R (2014), “Stigma and mental health challenges in medical students” BMJ Case Rep Sep 2;2014. pii: bcr2014205226

Verdolini N, Dean J, Elisei S, Quartesan R, Zaman R, Agius M (2014), “Bipolar disorder: The importance of clinical assessment in identifying prognostic factors - An Audit. Part 1: An analysis of potential prognostic factors” Psychiatr Danub Nov;26 Suppl 1:289-300

Zaman R (2014), “Role of Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS & rTMS) in investigation and possible treatment of Impulsivity in neuropsychiatric disorders with ADHD and BPD as examples.” Psychiatr Danub Nov;26 Suppl 1:347-50


Adlam J, Zaman R (2013), “The role of BDNF and memory in major depressive disorder” Psychiatr Danub Sep;25 Suppl 2:S368-9

Kaser M, Soltesz F, Lawrence P, Miller S, Dodds C, Croft R, Dudas RB, Zaman R, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dean A, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ (2013), “Oscillatory underpinnings of mismatch negativity and their relationship with cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia” PLoS One Dec 17;8(12):e83255

Ng KH, Agius M, Zaman R (2013), “The global economic crisis: effects on mental health and what can be done” J R Soc Med Jun;106(6):211-4