A snapshot of Iraqi psychiatry

Aws Sadik*

*Corresponding author for this work

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During a visit to Baghdad, I was able to visit several key centres in Iraqi psychiatry: the Ministry of Health, Baghdad General Hospital, Ibn Rushd Hospital and Al Rashad Hospital. This was my first experience of mental healthcare outside England, and it left me with a range of discussions and experiences to reflect on. I hope that this article offers a fair flavour of Iraqi psychiatry from the perspective of a UK-trained doctor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-11
Number of pages3
JournalBJPsych International
Issue number1
Early online date24 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

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  • education and training
  • low and middle income countries
  • Transcultural psychiatry

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