Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • ISSN: 1735-9287 1735-8639
  • Email: editor@ijpsychiatrybs.com
  • Journal Type: per-issue | Frequency: quarterly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
Review Article
17/8/2016
Andrea Amerio, Brendon Stubbs, Anna Odone, Matteo Tonna, Carlo Marchesi, S. Nassir Ghaemi
More than half of the bipolar disorder (BD) cases have an additional diagnosis; one of the most difficult to manage is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Although some authors recently investigated the co-occurrence of anxiety and BD, the topic remains insufficiently studied. The current study aimed to investigate differences ... read more
Review Article
7/8/2016
Afsaneh Moradi, Zahra Alammehrjerdi, Reza Daneshmand, Mahmood Amini-Lari, Mehran Zarghami, Kate Dolan
There is no review of HIV responses in Arab states on the southern Persian Gulf border. This narrative review aimed to describe and synthesize HIV responses in Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).A review of scientific databases and grey literature was conducted based on ... read more
Original Article
6/8/2016
Habibolah Khazaie, Marzie Nasouri, Mohammad Rasoul Ghadami
Prazosin is significantly effective to reduce sleep disturbance and trauma nightmare in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, results of different studies were evaluated.The current randomized clinical trial aimed to assess the effects of prazosin on sleep parameters and nightmares among veterans with chronic PTSD.Thirty-two veterans ... read more
Original Article
4/9/2016
Mercede Samiei, Mohammad Vahidi, Omid Rezaee, Azadeh Yaraghchi, Reza Daneshmand
Different studies have suggested that antipsychotic medications of the first generation have better effectiveness for the treatment of psychotic symptoms compared with antipsychotic medications of the second generation.The current study was the first pilot study in Iran that compared Haloperidol with Risperidone in the treatment of positive ... read more
Original Article
15/8/2016
Mohaddese Mahboubi, Mohsen Taghizadeh, Sayyed Alireza Talaei, Sayyed Mehdi Takht Firozeh, Ali Akbar Rashidi, Omid Reza Tamtaji
Boswellia serrata and Melissa officinalis is traditionally used for its memory enhancing effects.In this study, we evaluated the protective effects of combined form of these extracts on memory improvement of scopolamine treated rats by the Morris water maze method.Two groups (group 1 and 2) of animals were ... read more
Original Article
14/8/2016
Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei, Pari Ghadamgahi, Masoud Ahmadzad-Asl, Amir Shabani
To assess and compare demographic and diagnostic characteristics of inpatients with mood disorders in Iran.We collected the demographic, clinical, and treatment characteristics of patients, who were hospitalized during five years from April 2006 to March 2010, in Iran hospital of psychiatry, a residency training center to evaluate ... read more
Original Article
7/8/2016
Majid Ghaffari
The aim of the present study was to test a structural model of hypothesized relationships between spiritual well-being, intervening variables of personal worth of self and others, commitment to relationship stability, commitment to relationship growth, positive interaction/appreciation, communication/conflict resolution, time spent together, and, the dependent variable, dyadic ... read more
Original Article
10/5/2016
Homayoun Amini, Saeed Shoar, Maryam Tabatabaee, Somaye Arabzadeh
Stigma of mental disorders causes a reduction in seeking help from the health care professionals and is evident across the world.The current study aimed to compare medical students’ attitude towards mental illness after two different psychiatry clerkships in terms of the level of clinical exposure to patients ... read more
Original Article
17/8/2016
Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei, Tahereh Lotfi, Abdolreza Pazouki, Azadeh Mazaheri Meybod, Fahimeh Soheilipour, Fatemeh Jesmi
Obesity is one of the most common chronic diseases with important medical effects, as well as mental and social health problems. Bariatric surgery is one of the most effective treatments of morbid obesity.Because of the possible psychological changes, and its effects on weight loss after surgery, the ... read more
Original Article
15/8/2016
Amir Reza Kamel Abbasi, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei, Hamidreza Aghamohammadiyan Sharbaf, Hossein Karshki
The early relationships between infant and care takers are significant and the emotional interactions of these relationships play an important role in forming personality and adulthood relationships.The current study aimed to investigate the relationship of attachment styles (AS) and emotional intelligence (EI) with marital satisfaction (MS).In this ... read more
Original Article
16/8/2016
Farid Arman, Hania Shakeri, Fatemeh Jalilian, Ehteram Ebrahimi, Jalal Shakeri, Vahid Farnia
Increased prevalence of depression among patients with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been described previously. However, the impact of depression among Iranian patients has not yet been investigated.Here, the prevalence of depression was assessed and the effect of disease-related characteristics including pain, weakness and rheumatoid factor (RF) status ... read more
Original Article
7/8/2016
Azita Chehri, Alireza Kiamanesh, Hassan Ahadi, Habibolah Khazaie
Inadequate sleep hygiene may result in difficulties in daily functioning; therefore, reliable scales for measuring sleep hygiene are important.The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Sleep Hygiene Index (SHI).From April 2014 to May 2015, 1280 subjects, who ... read more
Original Article
31/8/2016
Morteza Mahdoodizaman, Samira Razaghi, Lili Amirsardari, Omran Hobbi, Davod Ghaderi
The current study aimed to investigate the relationship between cognitive distortions and attribution styles among divorce applicant couples and its impact on sexual satisfaction.It was a cross-sectional study and its statistical samples were 55 divorce applicant couples (110 individuals) referred to Urmia courts, Urmia, Iran, from 2012 ... read more
Original Article
6/8/2016
Parvaneh Mohammadkhani, Imaneh Abasi, Abbas Pourshahbaz, Abolfazl Mohammadi, Morteza Fatehi
Preliminary evidence supports the role of neuroticism, experiential avoidance and emotion regulation in anxiety and depression; however, the mechanism of these relationships is not known well.The present study mainly aimed to assess the mediating role of emotion regulation in the relationship between neuroticism and experiential avoidance and ... read more
Original Article
21/8/2016
Malihe Sadat Moayed, Hosein Mahmoudi, Abbas Ebadi, Hamid Sharif Nia
Injuries caused by sharp objects, which involve biological hazards are considered as one of the most important factors that lead to stress among the nursing staff. Contact with sharp objects is a major concern among healthcare workers, especially nurses.This study was done to determine the amount of ... read more
Original Article
17/8/2016
Somaieh Salehi, Ahmed Patel, Mona Taghavi, Minoo Pooravari
The present study aimed to recognize bullying behavior in the students in Iran and analyze the perception of school teachers and parents in this regard.Several semi-structured interviews and observations were conducted with four teachers and eight parents of children involved in bully/victim problems and the analysis was ... read more
Commentaries
15/8/2016
Mohsen Rezaeian, Mehran Zarghami

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