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
21/5/2016
Bahareh Amin, Sasan Andalib, Golnaz Vaseghi, Azadeh Mesripour
Agent abuse is a dire predicament worldwide. Learning and memory deficits stemming from the withdrawal of such agents is an increasingly burning issue for researchers.The present review revisits the literature generated by far pertaining to the research on memory and cognition deficiencies after withdrawal of agent abuse ... read more
Original Article
15/3/2016
Masoomeh Forghani, Bahram Ali Ghanbari Hashem Abadi
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of group psychotherapy with transactional analysis (TA) approach on emotional intelligence (EI), executive functions and substance dependency among drug-addicts at rehabilitation centers in Mashhad city, Iran, in 2013.In this quasi-experimental study with pretest, posttest, case- control ... read more
Original Article
17/5/2016
Bahman Salehi, Parsa Yossefi Chiegan, Mohammad Rafeei, Mahssa Mostajeran
Nocturnal enuresis, often called bedwetting or sleep wetting, is a common problem in children after the age of five and may lead to symptoms such as infection, incontinence and frequent urination. This problem refers to a state in which children after the age of five have no ... read more
Original Article
28/5/2016
Esmail Soltani, Seyed Abdolmajid Bahrainian, Abbas Masjedi Arani, Ali Farhoudian, Latif Gachkar
Social anxiety disorder is often related to specific impairment or distress in different areas of life, including occupational, social and family settings.The purpose of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties of the persian version of the social anxiety-acceptance and action questionnaire (SA-AAQ) in university ... read more
Original Article
31/5/2016
Shervin Assari, Maryam Moghani Lankarani
Death anxiety among elderly is a major public health concern. Few studies, however, have been conducted on factors associated with death anxiety.This study investigated race and gender differences in psychosocial correlates of death anxiety among elderly in the US.With a cross-sectional design, we used data of the ... read more
Original Article
15/3/2016
Sanaz Azadforouz, Amir Shabani, Shabnam Nohesara, Masoud Ahmadzad-Asl
Medication treatment compliance among bipolar patients is quite widespread.Treatment compliance depends on multiple factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predicting factors of noncompliance in patients with bipolar I disorder admitted to an Iranian hospital during a six-month follow up period.This cross-sectional study included ... read more
Original Article
16/5/2016
Shervin Assari
Studies on the association between psychosocial factors and obesity have provided mixed findings.Current study used a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults to investigate how intersection of race, gender and age alters the psychosocial correlates of body mass index (BMI).Data came from the national health measurement study ... read more
Original Article
15/5/2016
Shahrokh Amiri, Ali Reza Shafiee-Kandjani, Seyed Gholamreza Noorazar, Sina Rahmani Ivrigh, Salman Abdi
The knowledge and attitude of parents about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a public health issue in which management and rehabilitation approaches may be influenced.The current study aimed to evaluate the knowledge and attitude of the parents of children with ADHD towards this disorder in Tabriz, ... read more
Original Article
17/5/2016
Hamid Kachooei, Reza Daneshmand, Behrooz Dolatshahi, Roya Samadi, Mercedeh Samiei
To explore the components of marital satisfaction in a group of 35 Iranian mothers of six to twelve years old children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in comparison with 35 mothers of normal children in Tehran, Iran, during year 2013, all mothers completed the demographic checklist and Golombok ... read more
Original Article
15/3/2016
Zohreh Taraghi, Ahmad-Ali Akbari Kamrani, Mahshid Foroughan, Jamshid Yazdani, Ali Mahdavi, Seied Kazem Baghernejad
Patients with heart failure (HF) older than 65 years have a two-fold increased risk of cognitive impairment than elders without HF. Identifying factors affecting cognitive impairment in HF may present targets for intervention.The aim of the present study was to determine cognitive function and related factors among ... read more
Original Article
9/5/2016
Abbas Abbasi-Ghahramanloo, Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Hojjat Zeraati, Saeid Safiri, Akbar Fotouhi
Hookah smoking has increased worldwide, especially among young people.The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of hookah use and related factors in a sample of Iranian students of medical sciences.A cross-sectional study was conducted on 1992 randomly selected sample of students of Tehran ... read more
Original Article
11/5/2016
Masoumeh Kordi, Farzaneh Rashidi Fakari, Seyed Reza Mazloum, Pouran Layegh
Striae are a common change during pregnancy, leaving striae in various body parts after delivery, which most women find unpleasant. They create a big aesthetic concern for most women. Although striae do not endanger the mother and the fetus, they may cause a desire to scratch the ... read more
Original Article
15/3/2016
Afshan Najafi, Sorena Keihani, Nazila Bagheri, Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei, Azadeh Mazaheri Meybodi
Depression and anxiety are common among hemodialysis patients and affect their treatment outcomes. Dialysis adequacy also affects the hemodialysis patients’ survival rates.This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between anxiety and depression with dialysis adequacy.In this cross-sectional study, 127 hemodialysis patients (73 males, 57.5%) with the mean ... read more
Original Article
15/5/2016
Shaik Shaffi Ahamed, Jawaher Enani, Lama Alfaraidi, Lujain Sannari, Rihaf Algain, Zainah Alsawah, Ali Al Hazmi
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a distressing psychiatric disorder. So far there have not been any studies on BDD in Saudi Arabia.The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder in female medical students and to investigate whether there is an association ... read more

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