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Sulaiman Al-Khadhari, MBBCh, FRCPC
Assisstant Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
Head, Department of Psychiatry, Kuwait Center for Mental Health (KCMH)
Chair, Faculty of Psychiatry, Kuwait Institute of Medical Specializations (KIMS)
Head, General and Geriatric Psychiatry Units (KCMH)
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The Era of no Mental Health Services!
1940: The first premises
1949: The first extension to the buildings
1949: the first specialized Psychiatry and
Neurology Centre
1959: Psychological Medicine Hospital
1965: The first psychiatric clinic was opened at
the school health department
1992: AI Raggai Center, PTSD
Late 1990s: Opening of psychiatric OPDs in
General Hospitals
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Clinical Services:
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Education:
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Research:
◦ One psychiatric hospital and satellite clinics
◦ General units covering catchment areas
◦ Subspecialty units in addiction, child, geriatrics, forensic
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Undergraduate Psychiatry education, KU, 6 Weeks
Sporadic educational activities, no morning rounds for staff
Postgraduate education for Family Medicine Residents
Psychology student teaching and clinical training
Pharmacy student teaching and clinical training
Under graduate occupational therapy student teaching and
clinical training
◦ Limited
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Psychological Medicine Hospital became Kuwait Center for
Mental Health (KCMH)
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Clinical Services:
◦ General Psychiatry unit with 4 teams
◦ Subspecialized units in Schizophrenia, Mood and anxiety, Child
and Adolescents, Addiction, Geriatrics, Forensics, ConsultationLiaison, and Brain Stimulation
◦ Satellite General Clinics in almost all hospitals
◦ Opening of Satellite Child Psychiatry Clinics
◦ Inpatient Child and Adolescents Section 1st in ME
◦ Expansion of addiction services –halfway house, Al-anon, 1st in ME
◦ GP Mental Health Clinics Supervised by staff from KCMH
◦ Psychological services
◦ Working with other agencies to reform Private Sector’s Services
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Education:
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Undergraduate Psychiatry education, KU, 8 Weeks
CME educational activities on 2 days, including a grand round
Daily morning rounds for all staff
Establishment of the office of education
Postgraduate Residency Program in Psychiatry
Postgraduate education for Family Medicine Residents
Ongoing education for GP mental Health Clinics
4 major workshops in different topics in Psychiatry in collaboration with
international institutes
1st symposium for half way houses in the gulf
Psychology student teaching and clinical training, both under and
postgraduate
Pharmacy student teaching and clinical training
Under graduate occupational therapy student teaching and clinical training
Experts from the hospital are invited to present regionally and
internationally
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Research:
◦ Over 10 publications published or submitted for
publications
◦ 5 major research grants submitted for funding and
the 6th approved, all in collaboration with
international institutes
◦ Ongoing collaboration with Weill Cornell Medical
College in Qatar
◦ Experts from the hospital are collaborating with
others in the region to write the Arab Guidelines
for the treatment of MDD
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Clinical Service:
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Opening Psychiatric Departments in the general hospitals
Expanding Community Services
Collaboration with other governmental bodies and agencies
Collaboration with International Centers
Mental Health Act
Private Sector
Education:
◦ In addition to the above:
 Collaboration with International Centers
 Annual Conference and workshops
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Research:
◦ In addition to the above:
 Collaboration with International Centers

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