The Influence of Early Muslim Physicians and Classical Islamic Scholars on the Development of Modern Psychiatry

01 Nov 2022


Announced by the University of Pittsburgh:

The first psychiatric hospitals in the world were established as early as the 8th century during the Islamic Renaissance. Despite the emergence of a highly sophisticated and interdisciplinary system of understanding the human psyche in early Islamic history, most students of modern psychology are unfamiliar with this rich history. This lecture will provide an historical and contemporary review of the Islamic intellectual heritage as it pertains to modern behavioral science and how mental illness was historically perceived and treated in the Muslim world.

Speaker: Rania Awaad, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Stanford University

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 8:00am to 9:00am
Sponsored By: 
Stanford University