Perinatal mental health problems occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. It is scary to face up to a mental health issue during this sensitive time but it is estimated that 20% of women are affected.
Ask for help if you have any mood changes that are affecting you for more than a few days, or are having an impact on your ability to do everyday tasks including taking care of your family.
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Dr El-Maraghy is a General Adult Psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience, having assessed and managed almost all aspects of Mental Health.Dr El-Maraghy has practiced in Cairo and the UK, often in multicultural regions, as she is fluent in Arabic and English, and with a good understanding of French
Dr El-Maraghy started her career in 1991, training at the Behman Hospital, Egypt, soon after graduating from Ain Shams Medical School. She then prepared for her MSc degree, working on a project looking at labile emotion with Cerebellar Stroke. In 1995, Dr El-Maraghy moved to U.K., to join the training scheme in Midland; then joined the senior training scheme in the Eastern Deanery. Furthermore, she has a Post-graduate Certificate in Psychotherapy, from Warwick University. Dr El-Maraghy is an active member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
In addition to her private work, she is currently working as an NHS Consultant in Essex.