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SKMC Organizes a Public Health Talk on Stress and Anxiety

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City () organizes the third public health talk about anxiety on Tuesday, 4 May 2010 at the Behavioral Sciences Pavilion auditorium. This health talk, entitled “All What You Need to Know about Anxiety”, is part of the Awareness Program which includes a series of health talks in Arabic language every month on different topics related to and social problems.

The Mental Health Awareness Program is organized by the Behavioral Science Pavilion (BSP) of SKMC, a comprehensive psychiatric facility committed to providing mental health treatment services in the . The program consists of monthly public health talks about different topics related to mental health in Arabic language. The talks are given by a panel of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists as well as social workers from the BSP. Each session includes a question and answer session to answer the attendees’ inquiries.

The talk will be given in Arabic language by Dr. Medhat Alsabbahi, Consultant Psychiatrist at the BSP, while the discussion panel will include Dr. Isis Badawi Head of Psychology Department; Ms. Alwiya Aljunaibi, Psychologist and Mr. Ayman Abdullah Abdulrazek, Social Worker Specialist.

During the health talk, titled “All What You Need to Know about Anxiety”, different topics will be discussed such as general anxiety disorder, panic disorder, claustrophobia disorder, and social phobia.

After the presentation, the door will be open for the attendees’ questions and discussions in order to give them the chance to better understand and correct any miscomprehension or confusion.

Dr. Maha Al Ameri, BSP Director stated, “The first and the second health talks of the mental health awareness program which we launched in March were a real success, and we look forward to continuing raising the awareness and helping people overcome their problems and reach a well balanced psychological life.”

Dr. Medhat Alsabbahi, who will be presenting this health talk commented, “Anxiety disorders are the most common of all the mental health disorders. Considered under the category of anxiety disorders are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Specific Phobia, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Acute Stress Disorder. Each of these types of anxiety disorders has its own distinct features.”

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