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
30/10/2016
Mohsen Maroufi, Maryam Tabatabaeian, Mahshid Tabatabaeian, Behzad Mahaki, Gholamreza Teimoori
Patients with schizophrenia have abnormal skin flush response to niacin. We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of niacin skin test in these patients.We aimed to evaluate the accuracy of niacin skin test in these patients.This diagnostic trial with parallel-group design was conducted at the Noor university hospital ... read more
Original Article
10/10/2016
Mehrdad Talakar, Sayed Abbas Haghayegh, Bahram Mirzaian
There is a growing body of literature in favor of cognitive therapy on anger in the world.The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral group therapy in the reduction of state-trait anger and increase of general health among female students of Khorasgan ... read more
Original Article
10/10/2016
Pouya Zandian, Mojtaba Habibi, Seyed Vahid Shariat, Nasrin Tayeri
Both capital punishment and euthanasia are highly disputed practices that are considered justified by their proponents. Emotional component of attitude has been ignored in the scales developed to assess attitude on capital punishment and euthanasia.This development study aimed to develop an assessment tool to evaluate emotional attitude ... read more
Original Article
10/9/2016
Zahra Dehghanizadeh, Ali Asghar Firoozi, Majid Eydi-Baygi, Nilofar Khajeddin, Fateme Sajjadi
This study aimed to clarify the relationship between dissociation experience, and alexithymia and eating attitudes in female students of Ahvaz University.The present study had a cross sectional design. Overall, 325 female undergraduate students were selected by multi-phase random clustering and completed the following rating scales; eating attitudes ... read more
Original Article
3/10/2016
Shahram Vahedi, Rahim Badri Gargari, Somayeh Gholami
This study investigated the relationship between cognitive emotion regulation, emotional problems and attachment style among students in a causal model.The sample group included 285 bachelor students of Tabriz University that were selected randomly by multi-stage cluster sampling. The study instruments were revised adult attachment scale (RAAS), cognitive ... read more
Original Article
17/10/2016
Hadi Hassankhani, Koroush Rashidi, Azad Rahmani, Farahnaz Abdullahzadeh, Ali Golmohammadi, Shadi Ozairi, Erfan Ayubi
This study aimed to unveil the effect of depression death and anxiety death on coping style among coronary heart disease (CHD) patients in Tabriz, a city in the Northwest of Iran.In this cross-sectional study, 293 coronary heart disease patients were recruited from three hospitals in Tabriz from ... read more
Original Article
30/10/2016
Ahmad Hajebi, Masoud Ahmadzad-Asl, Farnoush Davoudi, Raoofeh Ghayyomi
Suicide behaviors cause a large portion of Disability adjusted life years worldwide.The aim of this research was to study the trend, correlations and discrepancy of registered suicide incidents in Iran from 2009 to 2012 using data from the Iranian suicide registry.Suicide registry entries throughout the country between ... read more
Original Article
24/10/2016
Hana Brborovic, Ognjen Brborovic, Jadranka Mustajbegovic
Stress is an important occupational hazard in numerous occupations. The consequences of stress have been associated with a number of health conditions.The aim of this study was to investigate whether nurses’ perceived levels of stress are associated to presenteeism and absenteeism.In a cross-sectional study, conducted at a ... read more
Original Article
2/10/2016
Abdolreza Mirzavand, Mousa Riahi, Ali Mirzavand, Mahmoud Malekitabar
Couple burnout results from plethora of non-realistic expectations, irrational thoughts, past awareness and understanding of each other’s needs and wide difference of couples past expectations and reality.The present research was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of solution-focused therapy on couple burnout among couples referred to Shahryar city ... read more
Original Article
16/10/2016
Nasrin Tayeri, Mojtaba Habibi, Pouya Zandian
Susanne Jaeggi developed the Dual N-Back task in 2003 and proved that dual tasks can improve the activation of Prefrontal cortex as the centre of executive functions. However, Gray and Thompson suggested that this effect is not long-lasting.Fluid intelligence, working memory, and short-term memory are very important ... read more
Original Article
24/10/2016
Vandad Sharifi, Azadeh Sedighnia, Shima Ataie, Maryam Tabatabaee, Mehdi Tehranidoost
Cognitive impairment is a chronic and disabling manifestation of schizophrenia.This before-after study was conducted to examine the effect of a short course computer-assisted cognitive remediation on improving cognitive functions of patients with schizophrenia.Twenty patients with schizophrenia were enrolled into the study. The intervention consisted of 10 one-hour ... read more
Original Article
17/10/2016
Zohreh Rahimi, Amin Gravand, Habibolah Khazaie, Sahar Mohammadi, Ziba Rahimi, Asad Vaisi-Raygani, Ebrahim Shakiba
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) might involve in the pathogenesis of mental disorders. There are inconsistent reports related to the role of BDNF Val66Met in susceptibility to bipolar disorder (BD).The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of BDNF Val66Met and its synergism with 5-HTT ... read more
Original Article
17/10/2016
Reza Abdi, Gholamreza Chalabianloo, Afsaneh Joorbonyan
Anxiety disorders which influence physical and psychological strength and the quality of individual and social life are afflicting great numbers of people both in the modern developed societies and in underdeveloped ones. As two cases of transdiagnostic factors influencing a wide range of psychological disorders, especially anxiety ... read more
Original Article
8/10/2016
Behshid Garrusi, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Mstafa Pakgohar
Eating disorders are important health issues of body image disturbances. These disorders are not limited to Western countries or females. The current study aimed to investigate the prevalence of eating disorders among Iranian male adolescents and the associated factors.This cross-sectional survey was conducted on 433 male high ... read more
Original Article
8/10/2016
Mahmoud Shirazi, Mohammad Ali Fardin, Ali Arab, Gholamreza Sanagoue, Allah Nazar Alisofi
During pregnancy, due to special hormonal and physiological changes that occur in the body, sleep disorders are very prevalent; therefore, positive psychological states and emotions can have major impacts on overall sleep quality among pregnant women.The aim of this study was to examine the effect of 15 ... read more
Original Article
15/10/2016
Mohammad Ali Soleimani, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Fon Sim Ong
Hardiness as one of the personality traits is an important factor in predisposing risky behaviors including addiction.This research examines the relationship between hardiness and addiction potential and identifies socio-economic determinants of hardiness and tendency to addiction among medical students in Iran.In this study, 577 medical students selected ... read more
Original Article
10/10/2016
Ahmad Hajebi, Morteza Naserbakht, Alireza Noroozi
It is estimated that there are 180,000 people who inject drugs (PWID) in Iran. To reduce HIV-related high-risk behaviours among PWID, primary needle and syringe programs (NSPs) are delivered through drop-in centres (DICs) in Iran since 2002, but there is a paucity of research on the differential ... read more
Original Article
3/10/2016
Roya Noori, Reza Daneshmand, Ali Farhoudian, Salahedin Ghaderi, Sepideh Aryanfard, Afsaneh Moradi
Dependence on amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) is a health concern in Iran (i.e. the most populated Persian Gulf country). However, there are no literature reports on ATS dependence in the community.The current study aimed to investigate the prevalence of ATS-dependence, the reasons associated with this problem and the ... read more
Case Report
18/10/2016
Daniel Teck Lung Wong, Lai Fong Chan, Suzaily Wahab, Aqmar Suraya Sulaiman, Muhammad Zurrusydi Zainuddin, Voon Yee Lee, Thambu Maniam
Blood-injection-injury (BII) phobia is a common anxiety disorder that is non-fatal in most cases. Nevertheless, BII phobia in pregnancy can pose intricate medico-legal management issues.A 24 year-old post-term (40 weeks + 9 days) primigravida refused induction of labour because of BII phobia, thereby presenting a serious obstetrical ... read more
Case Report
24/10/2016
Ahmed Al-Imam
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a common psychiatric condition, which is more common in females. The associated individual-societal burden of GAD is substantial. GAD can be further complicated by panic disorder (PD), a disabling condition, which is often accompanied by other psychiatric and medical conditions, including GAD. ... read more

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