The Mood & Anxiety Program at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital is a specialty mental health service at Kuwait’s main academic general 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 Program has 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).


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


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.


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

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan – Head of Program
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 is the Head of the Mood & Anxiety Program at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital - Kuwait’s largest academic general hospital. He is also the Residency Program Director for the Kuwait Bo... more

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