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
Original Article
15/10/2016
Farideh Bastani, Azar Ramezani, Hamideh Azimi Lolati, Hamid Haghani
Providing care for the elderly with psychiatric disorders is a long-term and stressful process leading to some negative outcomes on the caregivers’ physical, psychological and social health. In addition, it seems that the caregivers’ attitude toward providing long-term cares affects their performance and behavior.The current study aimed ... read more
Original Article
4/12/2016
Abbas Attari, Asefeh Mojdeh, Fakhri Al Sadat Khalifeh Soltani, Mohammad Reza Najarzadegan
Previous studies have suggested inflammation as the pathogenesis of schizophrenia.In this study, we evaluated the effect of adding aspirin to antipsychotic treatment on severity of symptoms in schizophrenia.This was a triple-blind, prospective clinical trial study that was conducted at Noor hospital of Isfahan University of Medical Science ... read more
Original Article
28/12/2016
Afarin Rahimi-Movaghar, Alireza Noroozi, Kimberly Page, Minoo Mohraz, William McFarland, Hossein Malekafzali, Mohsen Malekinejad
Iran has a large population of non-injection opioid users potentially at risk of initiation of drug injection.We implemented a qualitative study to characterize the factors facilitating transition from non-injection drug use (NIDU) to injection drug use (IDU) and vice versa.We conducted 42 in-depth interviews among purposefully selected ... read more
Original Article
15/11/2016
Kolsoom Rajabi, Mani Bahrami Monajemi, Sepehr Setareh, Javad Setareh
One of the prime areas in psychiatry is concerned with assessing emotions. Assessment of physiologic responses can be attained by various approaches. One of them is analyzing Electroencephalography (EEG).In current study, we aimed to assess Alpha wave in frontal region after inducing specific emotion by showing evocative ... read more
Original Article
4/12/2016
Niloufar Tahmouresi, Julian Schmitz, Caroline Bender, Brunna Tuschen-Caffier
Previous research has consistently shown that parenting behavior and children’s psychopathology such as internalizing and externalizing problems are closely interrelated. However, little is known about the impact of culture in this field.The aim of this study was to investigate parenting behaviors, childhood psychopathology, and their interrelation in ... read more
Original Article
3/12/2016
Mohammad Ali Ebrahimzadeh, Zahra Chitsaz, Mohammad Shokrzadeh, Amin Ataie, Ramin Ataee
Eryngium species is reported to have variety of activities and has been used in traditional medicine for many years. In spite of the CNS and antioxidant activity of E. caucasicum, nothing is known about its anticonvulsant activity.In this study, we aimed to evaluate the anticonvulsant activities of ... read more
Original Article
23/11/2016
Nahid Fathi, Afsoon Hassani Mehraban, Malahat Akbarfahimi, Hooshang Mirzaie
There is no valid and reliable Persian tool to exclusively assess all of the components of attention.The aim of this study was to define content validity and reliability of the Test of everyday attention for children (TEA-Ch) in Iranian normal children aged 8 - 11 years. In ... read more
Original Article
10/10/2016
Maryam Rasoulian, Amir Hossein Jalali, Sepideh Habib, Marzieh Molavi Nojomi, Atefeh Ghanbari Jolfaei, Jafar Bolhari
World health organization (WHO) stated that domestic violence (DV) is a health-related priority. Despite the unpleasant consequences of violence, this matter still is not considered serious enough in many countries including Iran.To better understand the issues, the current study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors ... read more
Original Article
4/10/2016
Masoumeh Bagheri-Nesami, Aref Kazemi, Amir Hossein Goudarzian, Farshad Nasiri, Jasem Davari
Nurses are an important part of the health system, thus it is essential to evaluate the quality of their working life. Based on various studies, positive religious coping has positive consequences such as higher self-esteem and better quality of life.The present study aimed to determine the association ... read more
Original Article
19/2/2017
Hasan Karami, Jamshid Yazdani, Najmeh Khalili, Mehdi Pourasghar
Functional constipation is common in children and may cause many behavioral and psychological problems that could ultimately affect the quality of life.The present study aimed at comparing the functional constipation and emotional, social, physical, and educational functioning of children with chronic constipation and healthy individuals, and also ... read more
Original Article
15/8/2016
Marjan Teimourzadeh Baboli, Yadollah Zahed Pasha, Seyedeh Shokoufeh Mousavi, Soraya Khafri, Mohsen Haghshenas
The exact etiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has not yet been understood.The aim of the current study was to investigate the effects of hospitalization at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) independent of other variables such as preterm birth and low birth weight on the ... read more
Original Article
17/10/2016
Hasan Sabori Moghadam, Abbas Bakhshipour, Yousef Jamalpour, Mohamad Ali Nazari
Although conduct disorder during the past few decades experienced a rapid extension, few researches are done on the role of executive function in this disorder. The current study aimed to investigate the role of executive functions in task disorder.It was a causal-comparative study. The study sample consisted ... read more
Original Article
5/10/2016
Mahnaz Fallahi Khesht-Masjedi, Zoharah Omar
Currently clinicians and researchers in Iran have to use translated western instruments to screen for anxiety and depressive disorders. Although, some western questionnaires translated and adapted for Iranian people have demonstrated suitable validity in Iranian context, considering the difference in the cultural values, it still remains unclear ... read more
Original Article
8/10/2016
Mahmoud Malekitabar, Mousa Riahi, Ali Reza Malekitabar
Job burnout is the main problem that a large number of organizations are facing and pertains to various factors. Psychological capital is among the main factors affecting individuals’ Psychological well-being and job burnout.The present study aimed to explore the correlation between psychological capital and psychological well-being with ... read more
Original Article
10/10/2016
Samira Abdollahi Chirani, Forouzan Elyasi, Bahram Mirzaian
Sexual function refers to a major aspect of health affecting the quality of life in breast cancer patients. Sexual dysfunction (SD) creates high psychological pressures.The current research aimed to investigate the frequency of SD and its associated factors in post-mastectomy women.The research was a cross-sectional study. Sampling ... read more
Original Article
8/1/2017
Mohammad Amiri, Reza Chaman, Zakieh Sadeghi, Mohammad Reza Khatibi, Mansour Ranjbar, Ahmad Khosravi
Quality of life is an important indicator for the assessment of individual health, decision-making, and passing judgment on the overall health of the community.This study aimed at comparing the quality of life among fertile and infertile women and the factors affecting it.In this cross-sectional study, the quality ... read more
Original Article
31/10/2016
Vikas Menon, Arun Kumar Vivek, Siddharth Sarkar
A growing body of evidence suggests that patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) tend to delay help seeking behaviours.The aim of this study was to explore the pathway to care for patients with MUS at a specialty psychosomatic clinic.The clinic caters to patients with MUS referred from ... read more
Brief Report
17/10/2016
Arash Mowla, Mohammad Reza Kalantarhormozi, Samane Khazraee
Hyperthyroidism is associated with anxiety symptoms.The aim of this study was to compare the clinical characteristics of patients with anxiety due to hyperthyroidism with patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).This study was carried out in Abolfazl psychiatry clinic affiliated to Bushehr University of Medical Sciences from September ... read more
Short Communication
2/10/2016
Saxby Pridmore, Svetlin Varbanov, Ian Sale, Jamshid Ahmadi
Iran has a relatively low suicide rate and the highest road death rate in the world.To explore the possibility that driver suicide occurs in Iran.Examination of the relevant suicide and road traffic literature.Suicide in Iran includes self-immolation, hanging and other violent methods. It is stigmatized and suicidal ... read more
Case Report
8/10/2016
Forouzan Elyasi
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are widely advised as antidepressants. Association of SSRIs with hair loss is rare and limited to a few case reports. In this case study, two patients developed diffuse hair loss during sertraline treatment.Mr. A was a 47-year-old married man with a diagnosis ... read more
Case Report
17/10/2016
Penchilaiya Venkatalakshmi, Vikas Menon
Dhat syndrome is a culture bound sex neurosis more common in the orient. The condition is primarily characterized by overriding concerns about loss of semen resulting in a variety of physical and psychological problems. Though a variety of modes of discharge of Dhat is described, its discharge ... read more
Case Report
2/11/2016
Ali Reza Zahiroddin, Zahra Rezaei
Rhabdomyolysis is a common condition with potentially devastating complications, and only few therapeutic options are available for the treatment of acute Rhabdomyolysis. In this case, a 56-year-old male who had been drinking alcohol, presented to the emergency department for evaluation of slurred speech, ataxic gait, mood instability, ... read more

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