The Institute of Psychiatry, was founded by the efforts of Professor Ahmed Okasha. It is a center dedicated to provide high quality psychiatric care, educational and research activities. Service stared in July 1990 and since that time, it offers specialized care in response to public need and enhanced by education, research and technology. The institute has not stopped expanding since then, with new units that adapt updated techniques and address new issues in psychiatry established as needed. In 2017, the most recent addition is a new educational and service building containing a lecture hall and 4 clinics.
The Institute was selected to be a WHO collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health and in 2016 was also selected to be a WPA collaborating center for Research and Training.
Our comprehensive, confidential inpatient and outpatient services emphasize total patient health including mental, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Our staff is composed of a multi- disciplinary team of experienced psychiatrists working closely with psychologists, registered nurses, social workers and rehabilitation and vocational counsellors to assess our patients’ needs and to develop personalized health care plans.