Out of all the things I have lost, I miss my mind the most. - Mark Twain

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What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a state of well-being that allows us to cope with life’s ups and down whilst learning, growing, and engaging fully in the world around us. It is beyond the absence of mental illness. The mental health spectrum describes a range of mental states between coping well and thriving (mental health) and not coping (mental illness). People can move along the spectrum in different directions throughout their life.  

Mental disorders involve significant disturbances in thinking, emotional regulation, or behaviour which are influenced by each person’s unique personality, culture and circumstances and are thus experienced and present in different ways. Mental illnesses can be diagnosed as mental disorders using categorization systems according to the nature, type, and severity of symptoms. These include neurodevelopmental such as Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) well as disruptive behavioural disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder. Other conditions include Post-Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) and eating disorders as well as anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.  

Risk taking behaviours such as self-harm, suicide attempts and substance misuse can be the result of an underlying mental disorder. The good news is that there are now treatments available for these conditions. Although not all are curative, they can improve symptoms and the quality of life now and in the future.  

 At Medcare-Camali Clinic we specialise in managing the mental well-being of both kids and adults. Our team of highly-skilled and experienced doctors, ABA therapists, counsellors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists work together to provide solutions to a range of problems, such as: depression, anxiety, stress, and eating disorders, among many others for both kids and adults.

We believe in providing exceptional care and treatment to our patients. At Medcare-Camali Clinic, you can rest assured that your quality of life and well-being will be improved.

We are happy to welcome you to come for an initial consultation to listen and understand what your concerns are now, and what your hopes and aspirations are for the future. We will always do our best to help when we can on your personal journey of growth and development. We thank every person who comes through our door for their trust. It is a privilege and an honor which we all hold deep to our hearts and to the way in which we work. 

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Last update date: 04-07-2023

Dr. Nadia Dabbagh is a Consultant, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Medcare Medical Centre, Jumeirah. She completed her undergraduate medical studies and research at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and University College London.

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