HMC Psychiatry Department open House Lecture on Psychophysical Disorders and their Physical Symptoms

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Published April 16th, 2012 - 10:39 GMT

As part of the educational activities offered by the Department of Psychiatry at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), an open lecture entitled: Psychophysical disorders is being delivered on Wednesday, 18 April, at the Psychiatry Department (located next to The Center) from 5 to 7pm.

The lecture delivered by Dr. Abdul Moneim Abdul Hakam, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at Hamad Medical Corporation, covers the impact of psychological stress on mental health and the impact of mental health on the human body.

Dr. Abdul Moneim said: “Psychiatric disorders can appear as physical symptoms such as headache, back pain, chest pain or a lack of sensibility or irritable bowel syndrome” adding: “People who suffer from psychological anxiety and depression disorders often visit multiple doctors to get help for physical symptoms that actually originate from psychological causes”.

During his lecture, Dr. Abdul Moneim will explain ways to overcome psychological stress and anxiety and how to practice relaxation exercises; he will also answer questions from the public about this issue.

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Hamad Medical Corporation

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.

For more than four decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all its patients.

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