Department of Psychiatry


Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, King Saud University ( KSU ) in Riyadh has been found in 1983. It consists of a total of 23 beds for in-patiens and an out-patient clinic . The department has different specialties such as General Adult Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychotherapy, Addiction and Family Therapy. The department also provides emergency services for Psychiatric emergencies in the Emergency Department.

This is the second International conference and the first conference is titled : “The role of Psychiatry in Public Hosiptals” Dated 13-14 February 2014.


SABIC Psychological Health Research and Applications Chair (SPHRAC)

To establish a pioneer research chair in the psychological health applications to achieve leadership locally, regionally and internationally.
To have the research chair as the first reference to the psychological researcher in both the Arab and Islamic world and to the decision-makers of the psychological aspects in Saudi Arabia in particular.
1- To conduct psychological research and applications to achieve leadership for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in this field

2- To achieve academic and research partnership with research centers and local, Arabian Gulf and international universities.

3- To provide counseling and conduct the necessary studies to enhance the performance of the different authorities and establishments in the chair fields of interest.

4- To cooperate, coordinate and exchange scientific production, and academic and professional ideas in the fields of interest of the research chair between the concerned authorities, establishments and centers in- and outside the kingdom to strengthen the ties between the GCC.

5- To hold specialized seminars to directly benefit educators and workers in the mental health sector.

6- To encourage writing valuable books on dealing with psychological problems for individuals and private and governmental establishments.

7- To support consolidation studies in psychological sciences in a framework suitable for the privacy of the Islamic Saudi culture that goes in line with the scientific methodology.