Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Oman

Hassan Mirza*

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Oman is an emerging economy which has witnessed rapid development and demographic shift over the past four decades. With such changes, the country has witnessed a surge in the number of young people with various mental health problems. Despite the increasing need for mental health services for the young, there is a scarcity of such services in Oman due to severe shortage and maldistribution of facilities. Currently, only two institutes in Oman offer child and adolescent mental health services to the whole country. This paper outlines how Oman is delivering mental health services for the young despite the challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-122
Number of pages2
JournalLondon Journal of Primary Care
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 4 2018


  • Adolescent psychiatry
  • Oman
  • health resources

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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