My name is Mostafa Hussein Omar. I am a specialist psychiatrist. I used to work at the The Behman Hospital from 2016 to mid-2021 as the head of the Addiction Rehabilitation Department. Following my graduation from medicine in 2004, I worked at the psychiatry and neurology departments of Ain Shams University. Then I worked for 3 years with the Nadim centre for rehabilitation of victims of violence and torture. Since 2013, I worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Cairo as a psychiatrist in a project that provides mental health care for refugees. Particularly victims of torture and sexual and gender based violence. In 2015, I became a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Views expressed here are my own and don't reflect that of current or previous employers.
About this blog
I started this blog in 2005 to express myself and play with the new technology. Mohamed Sameer generously hosted it for sometime before I bought my domain. This blog changed a lot in configuration and style over the years. It was always running Drupal until in 2021 I decided to keep the Drupal installation local and publish a static version of the site. I did this to minimize hosting costs and time needed to keep the site secure and updated.
- McColl, Helen, et al. “Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors in Five Countries: Common Themes and Challenges.” International Journal of Mental Health Systems, vol. 4, no. 1, 2010, p. 16. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.1186/1752-4458-4-16.
- Loza, Nasser, and Mostafa Hussein Omar. “The Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities: Is the UN Convention the Answer? An Arab Perspective.” BJPsych. International, vol. 14, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 53–55. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.1192/S2056474000001884.
- Sidhom, Emad, and Mostafa Hussein Omar. “The Nomenclature of Electroconvulsive Therapy.” The Journal of ECT, vol. 37, no. 2, June 2021, pp. 128–32. DOI.org (Crossref), doi:10.1097/YCT.0000000000000735.
- Smart pastebin clone for Arabic text written in Python.
- A set of tools that help clinicians score the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination.
More can be found on my Github page.
You can browse all my bookmarks (3500+) in this wiki. All of them are tagged and cover a very wide range of topics. They include a large number of links to pages related to psychiatry & mental health, Egyptian Blogosphere, 2011 Egyptian revolution and human rights. A lot of the links suffer from link rot but may be accessible through the Internet Archive.