Hady Naal

Hady Naal
American University of Beirut | AUB · Global Health Institute

Master of Arts in Psychology

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Significant efforts have been conducted to improve access to Mental Health Services (MHS) and reduce the burden of Mental Health Disorders (MHD) in Low-to Middle-Income Countries (LMIC). However, important challenges to accessing MHS still exist and limit improvements. Telemental Health (TMH), a modality that delivers remote MHS provides an ideal s...
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Healthcare institutions in the United States are increasingly adopting telehealth services given their numerous benefits in enhancing access to care. Despite that, few accounts of such organizational experiences in the literature exist, especially those pertaining to telepsychiatry. In this case study, we report the planning and implementation of a...
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University students show high rates of mental health disorders and low rates of treatment seeking. Mental Health Literacy (MHL) is associated with increased service use and better mental health. We investigated the predictors of MHL for suicide , depression, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) in a sample of university students in Lebanon. Throu...
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Background Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, close to 6 million Syrian refugees have escaped to Syria’s neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. Evidence suggests rising levels of mental health disorders among Syrian refugee populations. Yet, to the best of our knowledge, large-scale studies addressing the mental health of adult Syria...
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Incorporating a Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) framework into your TBH program or practice supports not only quality assurance and improvement, but also long-term success and sustainability. M & E can facilitate tracking the progress toward meeting your program goals using identified measures, and can guide program modifications for improved out...
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Purpose of Review Telehealth-delivered medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder (tele-MOUD) has received increased attention, with the intersection of the opioid epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic, but research on recent develop- ments is scattered. We critically review recent literature on tele-MOUD and synthesize studies reporting primar...
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Background Health Research Capacity Building (HRCB) is key to improving standards of research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), which would help inform appropriate policies and reduce health disparities in conflict settings. However, few HRCB programmes are available in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and few evaluations...
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Background: Despite the increasing interest in mental health and shift of many clinicians to using telemental health (TMH) services following the COVID-19 pandemic, university-based educational opportunities covering TMH remain scarce in multiple regions of the world including Lebanon. Through a mixed-methods design, we evaluated the first implemen...
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Background Given the magnitude and frequency of conflicts in the MENA region along with their devastating impact on health responses and outcomes, there exists a strong need to invest in contextualized, innovative, and accessible capacity building approaches to enhance leadership and skills in global health. The MENA region suffers from limited (1)...
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Background The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is consistently plagued with humanitarian crises while having little response capacity. Despite their obvious growing need, there exist limited educational opportunities for humanitarian workers to develop their capacity in humanitarian topics. The present study evaluates an online training...
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Background Adolescents growing up in communities characterised by adversity face multiple risk factors for poor mental health and wellbeing. There is currently a scarcity of research on effective approaches for preventing and treating psychological distress in this population, particularly in humanitarian settings. The powerful impact of the home e...
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Background: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is consistently plagued with humanitarian crises while having little response capacity. Despite their obvious growing need, there exist limited educational opportunities for humanitarian workers to develop their capacity in humanitarian topics. The present study evaluates an online training...
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Introduction: Preventing and managing burnout among psychiatrists in the United States is a national priority. Telepsychiatry is a promising web-based modality for the delivery of psychiatric services that has the potential for reducing burnout rates. However, it may also be associated with certain occupational challenges such as social and profes...
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Background Fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS) have a strong need to improve the capacity of local health workers to conduct health research in order to improve health policy and health outcomes. Health research capacity building (HRCB) programmes are ideal to equip health workers with the needed skills and knowledge to design and lead he...
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Introduction: Substance use among adolescents is on the rise globally. Adolescents rarely seek help for problematic substance use and healthcare professionals can easily fail to identify adolescents with risky substance use. There is therefore a significant global need for substance use screening by healthcare professionals followed by appropriate...
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Background Displaced populations in fragile settings experience health disparities that are seldom attended to. Task-shifting, which involves training non-specialized community health workers (CHW) to deliver basic education and health services is a favorable strategy to address this problem, however very little data exist on this topic in the Midd...
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Mental Health Disorders (MHD) represent a serious public health issue in Lebanon. While MHDs are highly prevalent, access to Mental Health Services (MHS) is considerably low. Telemental Health (TMH) may mitigate this gap by remotely delivering MHS using information and communications tech- nologies. TMH has not yet been adequately explored in Leban...
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LGBT people face significant discrimination, social pressures, and legal challenges in Lebanon, yet little is known about their experiences with the healthcare system. We conducted a secondary data analysis study using a qualitative descriptive design and data from the parent project, LebGuide (2016 2017). The data consisted of de-identified one-on...
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Purpose: Although studies have examined the effectiveness of telemental health programs, optimal approaches for their evaluation remain unclear. We sought to review the outcomes used to evaluate telemental health programs. Methods: We conducted a literature search in PubMed and Google Scholar for peer-reviewed studies published between January 20...
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Background: Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are in dire need to improve their health outcomes. Although Global Health Capac- ity Building (GHCB) initiatives are recommended approaches, they risk being ineffective in the absence of standardized evaluation methods. This study systematically reviews evaluation approaches for GHCB initiatives...
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Background: Displaced populations in fragile settings such as Syrian refugees and host community members in Lebanon, experience a multitude of health disparities that are seldom attended to. Task-shifting, which involves training non-specialized community health workers (CHW) to deliver basic education and health services is a favorable strategy to...
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Background: Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, close to 6 million Syrian refugees have escaped to Syria’s neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. Evidence suggests rising levels of mental health disorders among Syrian refugee populations. Yet, to the best of our knowledge, large-scale studies addressing the mental health of adult Syri...
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Background: Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, close to 6 million Syrian refugees have escaped to Syria’s neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. Evidence suggests rising levels of mental health disorders among Syrian refugee populations. Yet, to the best of our knowledge, large-scale studies addressing the mental health of adult Syri...
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Background: Since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011, close to 6 million Syrian refugees have escaped to Syria’s neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. Evidence suggests rising levels of mental health disorders among Syrian refugee populations. Yet, to the best of our knowledge, large-scale studies addressing the mental health of adult Syri...
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Introduction: Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are facing increasing global health challenges with a reduced ability to manage them. Global Health Capacity Building (GHCB) initiatives have the potential to improve health workforce performance and health outcomes, however little is known abou...
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The present cross-sectional descriptive study examined the attitudes and behaviors of health-care providers toward LGBT patients in Lebanon. Participants (N = 141) generally showed positive attitudes and behaviors toward LGBT patients. Mental health providers were significantly less likely to believe that homosexuality is a mental health disorder o...
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Childhood adversities (CAs) are well reviewed in mental health and addiction research internationally. However, these variables have not been studied within the framework of addiction in the Middle East region. The present study reports the prevalence of Childhood Adversities in a sample of outpatients seeking treatment for Substance Use Disorder....

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