Understanding Divorce and Its Impact on Mental Health

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Dr. Sazgar Abdullah Hamad, a Consultant Psychiatrist, delves into the complexities of divorce's legal and emotional aspects. Exploring reasons, epidemiology, and cultural perspectives, the presentation highlights how divorce affects mental health, emphasizing the need for support and understanding during such challenging times.


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Understanding Divorce and Its Impact on Mental Health

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  1. Divorce and Mental Health Presented By: Dr. Sazgar Abdullah Hamad Consultant Psychiatrist Clinical Lead for Women s Mental Health Services, Hamad Medical Corporation Program Director for Psychiatry Residency and Women Fellowship Training Programs, Qatar

  2. Definition: Definition: The legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body. The Arabic word for divorce is talaq which means "freeing or undoing the knot" (Imam Raghib).

  3. What is the main reason of What is the main reason of divorce? divorce? According to various studies, the 4 most common causes of divorce are lack of commitment, extramarital affairs, too much conflict and arguing, and lack of physical intimacy. The least common reasons are lack of shared interests and incompatibility between partners.

  4. Epidemiology Epidemiology Over the last decade, the divorce rate in Qatar has increased by 70%. Despite the sharp increase, divorce rate is still one of the lowest globally, with only 0.7 divorces per 1,000 people. The Qatari

  5. Which Arab country has the highest divorce rate? In Kuwait, 48 percent of all marriages end in divorce 40 percent in Egypt 37.2 percent in Jordan 37 percent in Qatar 34 percent in both the UAE and Lebanon Which country in Europe has lowest divorce rate? Malta

  6. The Qur'an promotes reconciliation, through negotiated settlements between the spouses themselves or the use of arbitrators from their families. However, when mutual good treatment is not possible, there should be an amicable parting. Thus, the Qur'an treats divorce as something permitted but not laudable. What did Quran say about divorce?

  7. Why is divorce harmful? Divorce frequently contributes to depression, anxiety or substance abuse in one or both parents and may bring about difficulties in balancing work and child rearing. These problems can impair a parent's ability to offer children stability and love when they are most in need. Among the factors influencing the rising divorce rates in the Middle East is the change brought about by urbanization .

  8. Why does Qatar have a high divorce rate? The relentless interference of family members, especially parents.. We also have several marriages that suffered from overspending on lavish wedding ceremonies that ended up leaving the groom in deep debts and in deeper woes that affected their morale.

  9. What are the psychological effects of divorce on adults? the common feelings of Anger Confusion Fear Shame anxiety.

  10. What psychological disorders can you get after divorce? A newly divorced person is likely to experience symptoms of anxiety and depression as he or she starts trying to rebuild his or her life and identity outside of the marriage.

  11. Who suffers the most after a divorce? Divorce Hurts Men More Psychologically. Though women tend to take a bigger financial hit from divorce, men often suffer more emotionally and psychologically.

  12. The impact of family tension and divorce on individuals and the family: 1. Psychological pressure: Family stress and divorce can increase the levels of psychological pressure for individuals Anxiety and depression: Individuals and children may suffer from anxiety and depression as a result of ongoing family stress or divorce. 2. Lack of self-confidence: Family stress and divorce can lead to a lack of self-confidence in individuals.. 3.

  13. The Feeling of Guilt and Disappointment: Individuals may experience feelings of guilt and disappointment as a result of divorce 4. Social Isolation: Individuals, both adults, and children, may experience social isolation due to family stress and divorce.. 5.

  14. Impact on Children: Family stress and divorce can have a significant impact on children. They may feel sadness, anger, and loss, and they may struggle to adjust to the family changes. This can affect their academic performance and social behavior.

  15. Some strategies that can help cope with the effects of family stress and divorce: Seeking psychological support: Individuals and families should seek help from mental health professionals. Promoting healthy communication: It is important to promote effective communication among family members, actively listening to each other s feelings and expressing needs. Constructive dialogue and non-aggressive communication can be used to address challenges.

  16. Some strategies that can help cope with the effects of family stress and divorce: Building a social support network: It is important to seek connection with friends and family, join similar support groups, and engage in beneficial social activities. This will provide additional support and opportunities for expressing feelings. Working on personal growth: Individuals can benefit from challenging experiences for personal growth and development. By enhancing self- confidence, achieving emotional balance, and handling challenges in a healthy way, individuals can build their capabilities and achieve an overall improvement in their lives.

  17. Is divorce a good thing? Is divorce better than an unhappy marriage? Well, here are eight reasons why divorce is better than an unhappy marriage 1. Emotional well-being Divorce liberates she or he from the constant emotional turmoil and unhappiness that characterizes a bad marriage. 2. Positive role modeling If children are involved, divorcing from a bad marriage can set a positive example for them. It may teach them the importance of self-respect, healthy boundaries, and prioritizing their own well-being in relationships. 3. Personal growth Ending a bad marriage can open doors for personal growth and self-discovery.

  18. 4. A better version of person may appear 5. meet perfect match There are people out there who believe that everyone has Mr. or Mrs. Right. 6. Making he/she better than the previous day We all are toxic in someone s story, and you never know, you may be the toxic one in your marriage, but that does not mean that you feel bad about yourself. 7. He /She can be more hopeful Divorce opens doors to new possibilities for happiness and fulfillment

  19. 8. Avoiding further harm Staying in a bad marriage can perpetuate harmful patterns and behaviors, potentially leading to further emotional and even physical harm. 9. Creating a fresh start 10. Re-establishing a support network Divorce can provide an opportunity to rebuild and strengthen your social support network. You can reconnect with friends, family, and loved ones who may have been distant during the troubled times of the bad marriage, offering invaluable support during this transition.

  20. 11. Improved mental health Divorce can alleviate the anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues that arise from being in a bad marriage. It gives you the opportunity to seek professional help and work on improving your mental well-being. Various psychosocial, psychosomatic and conversion disorders may be seen in children affected by parental divorce

  21. Tips to improve mental health in marriage Stop analyzing everything. Don't stick to the past. Complete yourself on your own. Don't make your partner feel low. Don't involve the third one. Healthy and regular communication. Spend time with family. Practice forgiveness.

  22. THANK YOU

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