A live facebook session will be conducted by Marham with Dr. Naeem Aftab; one of the best and renowned psychiatrists in Lahore will be held on 22nd July at 4 PM sharp. The live Q&A session will comprise of psychiatric issues like sleep disorders, sexual problems, dyslexia, depression and stress and its main focus will be on awareness of happy marital life, couple breakup issues, reasons behind divorces in Pakistan and overall ways to become happy in life.
This is a great opportunity to talk and seek medical advice on taboo topics of society. It will encourage the audience to engage with the doctor and discuss issues without any embarrassment, which is also a way opener for future discussions vocally and openly so more help may be available.
Psychiatrist Dr. Naeem Aftab M.D is Diplomat American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. Dr. Aftab is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College 1985, He worked in Services Hospital, General Hospital in 1991.
He went to the USA and started his internship at Columbia University affiliated Harlem Hospital in Pediatrics from 1991 to 1992.
He did his Psychiatry residence from New York Medical College affiliated Westchester County Medical Center from 1992 – 1995. After completing his residency, he worked for Dutchess County Mental Health Center & Rockland Psychiatric Center affiliated with New York University.
From 1996 to 2015 he was privately practicing in the USA, now in Pakistan, he established Lahore Psychiatry Clinic in Gulberg-III Lahore and practicing his Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual treatment approach.
Psychiatric issues have always been looked down upon or associated with madness, or possessed souls. However, it is a mental illness which may occur as normally as fever, flu and any other common illness. It is interesting to know that the first psychiatric hospital was built by the Muslims in Baghdad in 705 AD, under the leadership of the Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid ibn Abd al-Malik. Others would rapidly follow, with some of the more famous ones being built in Cairo in 800 AD and in Damascus in 1270 AD. The physicians of the Islamic world would invent and use a variety of treatments, including occupational therapy, music therapy as well as medication.
However, the antipsychiatry movement coming to the fore in the 1960s has opposed many of the practices, conditions, or existence of mental hospitals. The psychiatric consumers/survivor movement has often objected to or campaigned against conditions in mental hospitals or their use, voluntarily or involuntarily. The mental patient liberation movement emphatically opposes involuntary treatment but generally does not have any issue with any psychiatric treatments that are consensual, provided that both parties are free to withdraw consent at any time.