Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders: A Case for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) ‬‏

1Dr. Ramnarayan Ramchandran, 1Subas Pradhan‏ 1Redcar and Cleveland Community Mental Health Services, Redcar, United Kingdom Background: For many centuries neurosurgery for psychiatric disorders (psychosurgery) was largely non existent especially in the middle ages. But many developments in recent years renewed the interest. Broca, Wernicke and many others developed the idea that neurological function does have…

Forensic Psychiatry Diminished Criminal Responsibility (Mitigating Factors Vs Rehabilitative Obstacles)‬‏

1Dr. Shadi Hasan A. Ashour 1King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Medical City, Specialty Psychiatric Hospital, Madina, Saudi Arabia Background: Psychiatric Criminal Responsibility Assessment in most of western countries has been evolved directly or indirectly from McNaghten Rule, that gives always two medical opinions, either the accused is Criminally Responsible or not. While in most of Arabic…

Telehealth – A Boom in Healthcare Trend

1Kavithapoorna Mallichetty 1Emirates Health Services Establishment Background: All health care organizations definitely need ways to deliver care more safely because of the covid 19 pandemics. Pandemic also accelerates the interest in providing service through Telehealth. Telenursing is the use of technology to provide nursing services and deliver care in remote locations. It also provides necessary…

Tele-Mental and Behavioural Health: Health-Realities in Low and Middle Income Countries

1Prof. Dr. Muhamamd Iqbal Afridi 1Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi Background: The increasing need of mental health services and inadequate resources in terms of personnel and finance is a huge challenge. The situation is further complicated due to the security and law and order situations in different regions globally and especially in low and middle…

Ego Structure in South Asian Family System-Implications for Therapy

1Siva Prakash 1NMC Healthcare, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Background: This is an observational study report based on decades of psychotherapy practice in multi cultural settings. With a vast majority of clients seeking help in UAE hail from Indian subcontinent, while a significant proportion of professionals engaged in psychotherapy belong to  Arab and western culture, this…