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 humantarian emergencies and disaster mental health . Dr. Margoob's research work encompasses a wide range of topics ranging from seasonal mood disorders to drug use problems and stress.Over the past twenty eight years besides behavioural 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 currently on the Editorial board of two international and two national journals including the Indian Journal of Psychiatry. He is a member/fellow of a number of international professional bodies.

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 28 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.


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