The Mood & Anxiety Unit at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health is a specialty mental health service at Kuwait’s national mental health hospital. It is one of the first and best regarded programs of it’s kind in the Arabian Gulf region and the wider Middle East. The Mood & Anxiety Unit has a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers, educators and social workers with a clinical focus on treating individuals with mood and anxiety disorders including major depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and related conditions such as adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Vision

To improve the lives of all persons affected by mood and anxiety disorders.

Mission

We are a specialized, multi-disciplinary, patient-centered, mental health-care team, focused on bettering the lives of individuals with mood and anxiety disorders through evidence-based clinical care, research, advocacy and education.

Values

patient_centered_compassOur values are represented in a conceptual framework of a four-point compass. Patient- centered care is our supreme guiding value. It is the center of our compass model, and our ultimate benchmark. The four points of our compass represent the strategic directions that serve our central value of patient-centeredness. They are: Clinical care, Research, Advocacy and Education. Our values framework is a constant reminder that our four strategic directions do not work in isolation. Rather they intersect and are inter-dependent.

Head of Unit

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Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan – Head of Unit
Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan is an assistant professor of psychiatry at both Kuwait University and the University of Toronto, where he is cross-appointed to the divisions of Brain Therapeutics and Philosophy, Humanities and Educational Scholarship. He also serves as Founding Head of Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Inaugural Director of Education at the Kuwait Center for Mental Health - Kuwait's national mental health hospital. Dr. ... more

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