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Dewan-Syed A. Majid, MD, PhD

This physician is an affiliate of the UCLA Medical Group but is not employed by UCLA.


Dr. Adnan Majid is a psychiatrist dedicated to providing holistic patient-centered care combining both an advanced training in psychopharmacology and personalized therapy. Warm and empathetic, he seeks to partner with patients to feel empowered in their own treatment and supported in all aspects of their well-being.

Dr. Majid completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University. He then completed both medical school and graduate training in the neurosciences through the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of California, San Diego. There he studied the brain pathways involved in controlling actions. Pursuing his love of psychiatry, he completed his residency at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, where he served as Chief Inpatient Resident of the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. He has also completed the prestigious Max Gray Fellowship at UCLA specializing in the treatment of mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. Additionally, he received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), intensive short-term psychodynamic therapy (ISTDP), and psychodynamic therapy techniques.

In addition to providing care at the Mental Health Center, Dr. Majid also pursues research at UCLA advancing the understanding of gender dysphoria and transgender identity and provides care for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, he is dedicated to treating young adults in underserved communities at risk for developing major psychiatric illnesses such as psychosis and mania and strives to be vigilant of the impact of social disparities based on race, gender, class, and sexual orientation on mental illness.



UCLA School of Medicine, 2019


University of California, San Diego-Neurosciences Graduate Program, MD, PhD, 2015



  1. Majid, et al. Neural systems for own-body processing align with gender identity rather than birth-assigned sex. PMID: 31813993 Cerebral Cortex, 2020
  2. Pflanz, Charquero-Ballester, Majid, et al. One-year changes in brain microstructure differentiate preclinical Huntington's disease stages. PMID: 31865023 Neuroimage Clinical, 2019
  3. Morton and Majid. Parallels between Addiction Treatment in South Africa and the United States. American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Newsletter, 2019
  4. Burke, Majid, et al. Sex differences in own and other body perception. PMID: 30430680 Human Brain Mapping, 2018
  5. Majid, et al. Training voluntary motor suppression with real-time feedback of motor evoked potentials. PMID: 25744889 Jour. of Neurophysiology, 2015
  6. Majid, et al. Proactive selective response suppression is implemented via the basal ganglia. PMID: 23946385 Journal of Neurosciences, 2013
  7. Siebert, Majid, et al. Stability of resting fMRI interregional correlations analyzed in subject-native space. PMID: 21945695 NeuroImage, 2012
  8. Majid, et al. Basal ganglia atrophy in prodromal Huntington's disease is detectable over one year using automated segmentation. PMID: 21932302 Movement Disorders, 2011
  9. Majid, et al. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation reveals dissociable mechanisms for global versus selective corticomotor suppression underlying the stopping of action. PMID: 21666129 Cerebral Cortex, 2011
  10. Majid, et al. Automated structural imaging analysis detects premanifest Huntington's disease neurodegeneration within one year. PMID: 21484871 Movement Disorders, 2011