Mushtaq Margoob

Job role: 
Psychiatrist, Co-Principal investigator, /Researcher
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Mushtaq A. Margoob, Former Professor & Head, Post Graduate Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Srinagar and Director Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Srinagar, Kashmir is an internationally recognized expert on humanitarian emergencies and disaster mental health. Dr. Margoob's innovative research work over more than four decades encompasses a wide range of topics ranging from seasonal mood disorders to drug use problems and stress. Over the past thirty years besides behavioral neurosciences, the focus of his work has been on coping, resilience and vulnerability following traumatic stress resulting from man-made and natural disasters in the developing world and its impact on the individuals as well as communities as a whole. Dr Margoob is on the Editorial board of a few leading international and national journals .He is a member/fellow of a number of international professional bodies. In Kashmir he is known for his professional leadership and outstanding contribution in transforming the most stigmatized and neglected sole psychiatric service setup to the present advanced territory care Mental Health treatment and research Institute ( IMHANS). As a clinician, Dr. Margoob has provided more than half a million psychiatric consultations/counseling to suffering masses in the community, Government hospital settings and in his private centre over past 40 years. His innovative self-reliant psychosocial/psychiatric intervention model for disaster survivors in impoverished regions of the world has been appreciated globally across all professional levels. He continues to spend most of his time with different stakeholders in the community for promotion of mental health and prevention/treatment of mental health problems.

Regions of interest: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders

My contributions

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Testing an Innovative Low Cost Model for Improving Mental Health Services in a Rural District in Kashmir

Use of trained lay healthcare workers and technology to overcome limitations in the delivery of mental health services to youth.
Children and adolescents
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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