Beirut Mood Clinic

A modern psychiatric clinic in Lebanon


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Social Media Addiction

Posted by josephelkhoury on September 13, 2013 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

LBC Sat's B-Beirut interview with Dr El-Khoury on the topic of Addiction to Social Media. (08-09-2013)

Lebanese Politics from a Psychological Perspective

Posted by josephelkhoury on March 13, 2012 at 2:45 AM

An article by Layan Doueik for a university student publication in which Dr El-Khoury provides his perspective on the behaviour of the Lebanese political masses.

Risks of Antipsychotic use in the elderly

Posted by josephelkhoury on February 24, 2012 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Wide ranging Harvard research provides further evidence that all antipsychotics are not equal in the risk they pose in the elderly population withe dementia.

Haloperidol comes out as the worst culprit while Quetiapine appears to be the safest.

Check this BBC article for background details.

Critical Stress Management Workshop, 2011

Posted by josephelkhoury on February 23, 2012 at 4:35 AM

In November 2011, Dr El-Khoury presented a workshop over 2 weeks at the invitation of the UNDP TOKTEN project and OMSAR, the Lebanese ministerial department concerned with administrative reform. The audience, drawn up from a number of public hospitals from across the country, shared their own experiences and were familiarised with the theory and practice of critical stress mamagement and disaster response from a psychological perspective.

This topic is pf particular importance in Lebanon and the surrounding area, due to the unstable political and civil situation.

MSF Mental Health Projects in Lebanon

Posted by josephelkhoury on February 21, 2012 at 9:45 AM

An interesting article on a community mental health project run by Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Southern district in Beirut. While its main target were the inhabitants of the refugee camps of Burj El Barajneh, I know for a fact that many Lebanese benefited from it and from other similar projects in the South of the country. This approach is of particular importance in areas of social deprivation and limited resources.