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Saudi Arabia which is officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is desert Pen-in sula nation in the western part of Asia with an estimated area of about 8,30,000 square miles and with a population of 28.9 millions out of which 20 millions are saudi nationals and the remaining are foreigners.
Saudi Arabia shares its boundaries with Jordan and Iraq on North, Kuwait on North East, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast, and Yemen to the south. It is the only nation with both a Red Sea coast and a Persian Gulf coast, and most of its terrain consists of arid inhospitable desert or barren landforms.
The present Saudi Arabian nation formerly consisted of four distinct regions by name Hejaz, Najd, and parts of Eastern Arabia (Al-Ahsa) and Southern Arabia (Asir). The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932 by Ibn Saud. He united the four regions into a single state through a series of invasions beginning in the year 1902 and by capturing Riyadh, the ancestral home of his family, the House of Saud. Saudi Arabia from then has been an absolute monarchy, effectively a hereditary dictatorship governed along Islamic lines. Saudi Arabia is referred as "the Land of the Two Holy Mosques" in reference to Al-Masjid al-Haram (in Mecca), and Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (in Medina), the two holiest places in Islam. Saudi Arabia stands at the 13th place in terms of per capita income and it is considered as an developed nation.
In the recent past there has been an significant changes in Psychiatry research in Saudi Arabia, sufficient funds were provided for Psychiatry research and productive resealts were observed in this field of research. Saudi Arabia is known for well established institutions which has produced several experts in the field of Psychiatry, Psychology, Neurosciences, etc. Very good number of Psychiatry journals were published from the Saudi Arabian Nation both in the Arabic and in English, these journals with high impact factor in Psychiatry gave a big boost to research in the field of Psychiatry in Saudi Arabia.