Wednesday, June 10, 2015

This clinic caters specifically to women's psychological disorders

The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, SKMC, managed by Cleveland Clinic and part of SEHA Health System, has established the UAE’s first specialist care unit to improve the quality of treatment women receive.
The Women’s Mental Health Clinic, part of the Behavioral Science Pavilion, BSP, offers consultations and therapy for psychological disorders relating to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy, including pregnancy loss, menopausal disorders and postpartum disorders, and for psychological disorders resulting from violence against women, including domestic abuse and sexual assault.
"People need to understand the difficulties and challenges involved in treating women’s conditions," said Dr. Fatema Al Mansouri, Consultant Psychiatrist, SKMC and Arab Board certified in psychiatry. "We need to educate people about the issues involved and decrease the stigma related to women’s mental health issues."

The Women’s Mental Health Clinic has expanded with the opening of a facility at Corniche Hospital in Abu Dhabi, and more staff are expected to be added there in the coming months, said Dr. Al Mansouri.     -End-

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