Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

  • ISSN: 1735-9287 1735-8639
  • Email: editor@ijpsychiatrybs.com
  • Journal Type: per-article | Frequency: quarterly
  • Language: EN
  • Organization: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Review Article
17/10/2016
Hadi Zarafshan, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi, Seyed Abbas Motevalian, Farid Abolhassani, Ali Khaleghi, Vandad Sharifi
We aimed to conduct a scientometric study by investigating published papers of Iranian researchers on autistic disorders.We conducted a systematic review of the literature to retrieve all relevant studies on autism that are published by Iranian researchers. Seven databases were searched, of which three were local Iranian ... read more
Review Article
8/3/2017
Marzieh Azizi, Forouzan Elyasi
One the most prevalent endocrine disorders among females of the reproductive age is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Studies have shown that a number of disorders are associated with PCOS, including depression, anxiety, impaired body image and body dissatisfaction, eating disorder, sexual dysfunction, and reduced quality of life. ... read more
Review Article
19/12/2016
Evgenii Sadykov, Ladislav Hosak, Jan Studnicka, Xavier Fung, Khurum Hakeem, Ashwin Mangarai, Ishleen Kaur, Gloria Mbuebue, Stefanos Kateroglou, Mikela-Rafaella Siligardou
Depression is a risk factor for vascular disease and vice versa. Identification of biological mechanisms common for depression and vascular pathology at microvascular level, and understanding their clinical significance may contribute to better treatment and prognosis of this combined physical/psychiatric disorder.We searched the PubMed computer database for ... read more
Review Article
15/5/2017
Azam Mohamadloo, Ali Ramezankhani, Saeed Zarein-Dolab, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Fatemeh Mohamadloo
One of the serious global problems is the irrational prescribing of medicines that can be regarded as harmful or wasteful. Inappropriate use and overuse of medicines, waste resources and therefore lead to health and economic consequences in patients. The goal of this systematic review was to identify ... read more
Original Article
4/3/2017
Mahmood Amini-Lari, Zahra Alammehrjerdi, Fatemeh Ameli, Hassan Joulaei, Reza Daneshmand, Hossain Faramarzi, Hamid-Reza Bakhtiyari, Roya Samadi
Opiate use on a stable methadone dose is a health concern in Iran (Persia). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a suggested treatment for this problem.The study aimed to assess the CBT effectiveness in the treatment of regular opiate use on a stable methadone dose in Shiraz, near the ... read more
Original Article
4/3/2017
Samaneh Farnia, Saleh Abedi-Darzi, Samineh Fattahi, Jamshid Yazdani Charati, Mohammad Reza Motamedi, Fresheteh Bakhshian, Parisa Mansoori
Neurofeedback training is a promising area of research in cognitive performance. Although diverse patterns of frequency in improving memory performance have been studied, beta up-training and low alpha/high alpha ratio suppression have not yet been studied.The ... read more
Original Article
22/11/2016
Zahra Alammehrjerdi, Nadine Ezard, Philip Clare, Kate Dolan
Methamphetamine (MA) use disorder is a new health problem among female methadone patients in Iran. Some characteristics of women are likely to be associated with poor methadone treatment outcomes. However, there are few studies about the characteristics of this group.The current study is the first research that ... read more
Original Article
7/3/2017
Seyed Ramin Radfar, Setareh Mohsenifar, Alireza Noroozi
Methamphetamine as one of the most prevalent drugs can reduce the efficacy of interventions designed to reduce HIV prevalence such as opioid substitution therapy and other harm reduction interventions. Harm reduction facilities and interventions have mainly been designed for opioid users, but due to the high prevalence ... read more
Original Article
13/2/2017
Seyed Sepehr Hashemian, Alireza Noroozi, Omid Massah, Seyed Ramin Radfar, Reza Daneshmand, Schwann Shariatirad, Nader Molavi, Mohammad Hassan Farhadi, Mandana Sadeghi, Mehdi Noroozi, Ahmad Hajebi, Karl Mann, Ali Farhoudian
Alcohol use is a health concern in Iran, the most populated Persian Gulf country. However, alcohol use disorder treatment is a new issue in Iran, which needs consideration.In this article, we present a study protocol that aims to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of integration of outpatient ... read more
Original Article
19/1/2017
Roya Noori, Omid Massah, Babak Moazen, Ali Farhoudian, Reza Daneshmand, Sepideh Aryanfard
Therapeutic community program (TCP) is a developed drug treatment modality in Iran (i.e. the most populated Persian Gulf country). In recent years, TCP has been developed for women in Iran. However, there are few studies of women on TCP and their treatment needs.The current study is the ... read more
Original Article
7/5/2017
Seyed Saeed Mazloomy Mahmoodabad, Zoya Khajedehi, Hassan Zareei Mahmoodabadi, Hossein Fallahzadeh
Drug abuse is a general health problem that threatens all groups in human societies. While youths are vulnerable to drug interests, the amplification of their powers along with creating all protective factors in their living environment is helpful in confronting this problem. This study has been performed ... read more
Original Article
5/5/2017
Karl Peltzer, Supa Pengpid
Dietary intake is important for physical and mental health.The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of dietary behaviors on psychological well-being and mental distress in a large cross-national sample of university students from five ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam)In this cross-sectional ... read more
Original Article
7/5/2017
Samaneh Ghafoori, Mohammad-Kazem Atef-Vahid, Frank Summers, Mahmood Dehghani, Farahnaz Mohammadi Shahboulaghi, Aliasghar Asgharnejad Farid
Depression is a widespread disorder that affects all aspects of a person’s life. Various psychological and medical interventions have been proposed to help treat depressive symptoms. One effective treatment is object relation therapy based on transference and potential space.In the current study, we focus on how clients ... read more
Original Article
4/3/2017
Saeed Vaghee, Azam Salarhaji, Masoud Kashani Lotfabadi, Nastaran Vaghei
Despite the importance of stigma in psychiatric disorders and due to the important role of nurses in caring and supporting such illnesses, it is not considered in nursing educations.The current study aimed at comparing the effect of Contact-based education and acceptance and commitment-based training on stigma toward ... read more
Original Article
17/10/2016
Ali Navidian, Zahra Moudi, Mehri Esmaealzade
Prevalence of body image disorder in postpartum period, especially in primiparous women is relatively high. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral group therapy based on the cash’s eight-step model in body image of primiparous women.This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of cognitive ... read more
Original Article
6/11/2016
Ameneh Oji, Faramarz Sohrabi, Farhad Jomehri, Omid Massah, Nader Molavi
A change in behavior is one of the most important components of readiness for drug use treatment in Iran.The aim of this study was to determine ones willingness to change and continue treatment amongst patients receiving opium tincture (OT) maintenance treatment in Tehran, Iran.This longitudinal study was ... read more
Original Article
8/1/2017
Razieh Salehian, Morteza Naserbakht, Azadeh Mazaheri, Mersedeh Karvandi
Sexuality is an aspect of quality of life that is important for many patients and their partners, but may be adversely affected by a cardiac event. Therefore, it is necessary that cardiologists assess sexual issues among cardiovascular patients. However, most health professionals avoid talking about sex issues ... read more
Original Article
19/12/2016
Samira Hashemi, Reza Amani, Bahman Cheraghian, Sorour Neamatpour, Mohammadreza Afsharmanesh
Some studies have investigated the relationship between vitamin D and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) with psychiatric disorders. However, it seems that results were contradictory and also studies on stress and anxiety, as two common symptoms of ... read more
Original Article
6/12/2016
Abolfazl Hossein Nattaj, Mehran Zarghami, Jamshid Yazdani-Charati, Mohammad Vahedi, Ameneh Sheikholeslami, Zahra Faghani
Length of hospitalization is an important indicator for optimal management and to reduce and save the costs.Considering the limited hospital capacity as a referral center for psychiatric patients, the high prevalence of the disease, and the high expense of the treatment, this study aimed to identify the ... read more
Original Article
28/2/2017
Mohammad Javad Tarrahi, Maryam Nasirian
Happiness is one of the 6 important senses and is associated with stress, anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction. These elements relate to risk behaviours.This study aimed at investigating happiness and its correlation with risk behaviours and environmental factors in freshman students.Overall, 1056 new students were selected randomly ... read more
Original Article
9/1/2017
Ahmad Khosravi, Kourosh Holakouie-Naieni, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Mahmood Mahmoodi, Ali Akbar Pouyan
Cigarette smoking is one of the most important public health problems.This study determined the personal and environmental predictors of transition across smoking stages using cross sectional data.In this cross sectional study, 4 853 students (14 to 19 years) completed a self-administered multiple-choice anonymous questionnaire. We used a ... read more
Original Article
6/11/2016
Omid Massah, Manuchehr Azkhosh, Yousof Azami, Ali Akbar Goodiny, Younes Doostian, Seyed Hadi Mousavi
It is proven that perceived social support and family function are important in the treatment and prevention of lapse or relapse in drug use disorders, but the role of these factors, especially when added together, are less evaluated in primary prevention of drug dependence.The current study aimed ... read more
Original Article
26/2/2017
Somayeh Ashrafifard, Abdollah Mafakheri
Fear of success is a stressful factor that is derived from achievement. A few children and adults have a fear of success and as a result restrict their contributions despite their skills.The present paper aimed at investigating the relationship between attribution styles and metacognitive skills and fear ... read more
Original Article
12/11/2016
Shahrzad Mazhari, Nooshin Parvaresh, Ali Mohammad Pourrahimi, Ghodratollah Rajabizadeh, Kianoosh Abasabadi
Implicit mental rotation has been studied in patients with schizophrenia; however, no research has examined it in relatives of the patients.This study compared the performances of schizophrenia patients with their unaffected relatives to shed further light on the nature of cognitive functioning in schizophrenia relatives.We examined mental ... read more
Original Article
14/5/2017
Zohreh Mahmoodi, Mahrokh Dolatian, Arash Mirabzadeh, Hamid Alavi Majd, Farnoosh Moafi, Maryam Ghorbani
High and low levels of anger, tension, rage, pathological anxiety and depression are the most common psychological disorders which occur during pregnancy, and can lead to undesirable outcomes.The present study was conducted in order to investigate the relationship between household socioeconomic status and mental health in women ... read more
Original Article
5/5/2017
Ali Soltaninejad, Ernst von Kardorff, Mohammad Kamali, Mahin Eslami Shahrbabaki
Severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and affective disorders, have considerable effects on the life of not only patients, but also their caregivers.The aim of this study was to develop a self-administered quality of life (QoL) ... read more
Original Article
25/2/2017
Zohre Sepehri Shamloo, Seyed Sepehr Hashemian, Haniye Khoshsima, Amin Shahverdi, Mahmoud Khodadost, Morteza Modares Gharavi
One of the most important adverse effects of a psychosocial process is burnout. There are 2 versions of the Maslach burnout inventory which have been standardized and used in different studies in Iran, with each focusing on a specific population.The present study aimed at standardizing the third ... read more
Original Article
5/5/2017
Seyyed Mansour Kashfi, Ahdiye Asadi, Sayed Hamidreza Tabatabaee, Maryam Yazdankhah, Ali Khani Jeihooni, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Seyyed Hannan Kashfi
Aging is an inevitable biological phenomenon. Today, the elderly have a more active life, better life expectancy, and health status than in the past in Iran. However, there are still a lot of related hidden problems such as the elderly abuse.The current study aimed at determining different ... read more
Original Article
25/2/2017
Fereshte Ghahremani, Mahbobeh Ahmadi Doulabi, Mohammad Eslami, Reza Shekarriz-Foumani
Marital satisfaction is defined as a mental state reflecting the pressures and benefits perceived by the couple in their life. Several factors seem to contribute to marital satisfaction and success including having children.The present study aimed at evaluating the effect of the number and gender composition of ... read more
Original Article
28/2/2017
Abbasali Ebrahimian, Hossein Davari, Maedeh Tourdeh
Sexual dysfunction, which may occur after lower extremity trauma, is a main physical problem with negative mental health impacts.This study aimed at comparing male sexual dysfunction before and after lower extremity trauma.In this cross sectional study, all patients with lower extremity trauma who were admitted to Kowsar ... read more
Original Article
19/12/2016
Ali Morad Heidari Gorji, Morteza Darabinia, Mansour Ranjbar
Based on some suggestions, emotional intelligence can affect job motivation and job performance.The current study aims at examining the relationship between emotional intelligence and job motivation among faculty staff of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, in 2015.The present descriptive correlational study was conducted on 120 faculty ... read more
Original Article
5/5/2017
Hoshang Amirian, Siavash Solimani, Fatemehe Maleki, Seyed Ramin Ghasemi, Sohyla Reshadat, Nader Rajabi Gilan
The focus of recent research has significantly shifted from explaining the causes and symptoms of autism to investigating issues related to the parents of autistic children.This study aimed to investigate health-related quality of life (HRQOL), depression, and associated factors among parents of autistic children in Kermanshah, Iran.In ... read more
Original Article
5/5/2017
Hossein Ansari, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl, Nasrin Shahedifar, Mohammad Hassan Sahebihagh, Ali Fakhari, Mohammad Hajizadeh
Adolescents’ addiction to internet is a serious problem worldwide, especially in the developing countries.The current study aimed at estimating the prevalence of internet addiction (IA) and its relationship with interpersonal communication skills (ICS) and socio-educational factors among high school students in Tabriz, Northwest of Iran.In the current ... read more

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