With life in the fast track lane and little time for meaningful relationships, conditions related to mental health, addictions and psychosomatic disorders are on the rise. And it’s not just the adults who are affected, but the little ones too. The time has come when the demand for an experienced psychiatrist is going up. Contrary to popular opinion and taboos, there is nothing wrong in seeking timely help from a psychiatrist as they can save you and your family a lot of grief in the future.

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Dr. Gardenia Alsaffar



Royal Bahrain Hospital

RBH Medical Center

Procedures & Treatments


Our Psychiatry Department is well equipped to diagnose and treat various psychiatric disorders:

  • Mood Disorders- Mood disorders are psychological disorders characterized by the elevation or lowering of a person's mood, such as depression or bipolar disorder or manic depression. Such disorders increase the risk of suicide along with diabetes and various diseases related to the lungs and heart. Depression is the most common type of mood disorder.
  • Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about current or future events and fear is are action to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as increased heart rate.While everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life, people with certain specific phobias try hard to avoid public places, situations, or objects even though they know there is no threat or danger. Fears can be developed due to traumas or developed/learned from parents.Just thinking of a phobia can trigger anxiety and many phobia symptoms are related to anxiety disorders.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:- OCD is a chronic disorder or mental illness where a person has uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts, sensations and behaviors or compulsions that he/she feels the urge to repeat time and again. This disorder affects people of all ages.
  • Psychosis and Schizophrenia:- Schizophrenia is a mental illness that causes psychosis, but schizophrenia also has other symptoms, and it is not the only cause of psychosis. In some cases, other mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, and borderline personality disorder can cause psychosis.
  • Women's Mental Health:- The focus is on improving the overall mental health and well-being of a woman across all stages of her life.
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health- The objective is to improve the overall mental health of children and adolescents.
  • Old Age Psychiatry:- Caters to the special needs of old people with psychiatric disorders.
  • Marital and Sexual Dysfunction- Deals with therapies for sexual dysfunction, marital counseling, eating and sleep disorders
  • Eating and Sleep Disorders



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