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  1. Research on dysmorphic concerns (DC) in Arabic-speaking contexts is hampered by the lack of validated tools. Because DC are culturally dependent, psychometrically sound measures are needed at the national leve...

    Authors: Feten Fekih-Romdhane, Rabih Hallit, Vanessa Azzi, Diana Malaeb, Fouad Sakr, Mariam Dabbous, Tabassum Rashid, Toni Sawma, Sahar Obeid and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:14
  2. To assess the effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of anti-Alzheimer agents (memantine, galantamine, rivastigmine, and donepezil) in controlling ADHD symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults.

    Authors: Ramin Abdi Dezfouli, Sara Akbariforoud and Ensieh Esmaeilidezfouli
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:13
  3. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a robot-based psychological intervention on the prevention of inappropriate touching of children. The trial was registered in the International Clinical Trial Registr...

    Authors: Mohammad Tahan, Gholamali Afrooz and Jafar Bolhari
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:12
  4. Premature ejaculation is one of the most common male sexual dysfunction, affecting approximately 30% of men. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and at the same time the safety of the cranial ele...

    Authors: Hadi Delpasand, Azadeh Mazaheri, Ali Kheradmand, Mahdi Ghorbani, Amir Reza Abedi and Mohsen Khosroabadi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:11
  5. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is an emerging critical medical condition among adolescents and young adults worldwide. They use different methods for expressing their emotional needs. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Eman Attia Abdou, Wafaa Haggag, Khaled Abdelmoez Anwar, Haydy Sayed and Omneya Ibrahim
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:10
  6. Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness affecting approximately 1% of the population worldwide. While its exact causes remain unknown, emerging evidence suggests that infections and inflammation may contribut...

    Authors: Gellan K. Ahmed, Haidi Karam-Allah Ramadan, Khaled Elbeh and Nourelhoda A. Haridy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:9
  7. The aim of this study is to assess the effectiveness of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) in managing ADHD symptoms compared to placebo, stimulants, or compared as pre- and post-treatment.

    Authors: Ramin Abdi Dezfouli, Ali Hosseinpour, Shera Ketabforoush and Elnaz Daneshzad
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:8
  8. The Stigma Affiliation Scale (ASS) is an instrument to assess affiliation stigma used widely worldwide. This study aims to adapt the ASS to the Indonesian language and to evaluate the psychometric properties o...

    Authors: Tuti Kurnianingsih, Patricia Beta Ayu Lumbantoruan, Irvan Afriandi, Veranita Pandia and Meita Dhamayanti
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:7
  9. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common mental illness that is usually associated with significant morbidity causing critical impairment in socio-occupational functioning and even mortality. Social rhythm therapy (S...

    Authors: Esraa Darwish, Ahmed Mubarak, Mai Eissa and Reham Amer
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:6
  10. Psychiatric comorbidities, and sleep disorders, are prevalent in adults with epilepsy (AWE). Good control of epilepsy can help AWE lead a normal fruitful life and incorporate in daily activities as others. Thi...

    Authors: Sabah E. Fathy, Amany M. AbdAllah, Hala Ahmed El-Maghawry, Lamis Ibrahim Ali and Rania Y. Helal
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:4
  11. This cross-sectional study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties and the convergent validity of the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)...

    Authors: Aristides Fernandes Neto, Letícia Paviani, Rafaela Sirtoli, Camilo M. Guidoni, Edmarlon Girotto, Arthur Eumann Mesas and Renne Rodrigues
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:3
  12. Gut microbiota plays a pivotal role in the gut-brain axis and can influence neurodevelopment and mental health outcomes. This review summarizes the current evidence on the associations between gut microbiota ...

    Authors: Gellan K. Ahmed, Haidi Karam-Allah Ramadan, Khaled Elbeh and Nourelhoda A. Haridy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:2
  13. It is important to understand and identify the physical and emotional strain among caregivers of the elderly as caregivers may have much more strain and burden than non-caregivers, which subsequently may affec...

    Authors: Enas R. Mohamed, Rania M. Abou-Hashim and Heba Shaltoot
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:113
  14. The infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has led to the emergence of a novel diagnostic entity known as “post-COVID syndrome” (PCS). It is characterized by a constellation of medical and psychiatric sympto...

    Authors: Walaa Sabry, Maged Bhai El Dien, Ahmed Ibrahim Zakie Elsherbiny and Zeinab Mohamed El Nagar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:112
  15. Patients and their families get stigmatized and socially excluded due to their fear of COVID-19, which exposes them to psychological discomfort, rage, depression, and anxiety. The purpose of this study was to ...

    Authors: Samar Atwa, Medhat M. Bassiony, Mervat Said and Eman Fouad
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:110
  16. The progressive improvement in the educational level of the Arab world has been accompanied by a surge of scientific productivity. Mental health research, especially in the last four decades, is one such endea...

    Authors: Elie G. Karam, Ahmed Okasha, Natalija Trojanovic, Josleen Al Barathie, Dahlia Saab, Natasha Hakim and Nada Abbas
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:109
  17. Given the ubiquitous nature of digital technologies such as smartphones, research has increasingly focused on the health outcomes of prolonged use of such technologies. The Digital Stress Scale (DSS) has been ...

    Authors: Christian U. Krägeloh, Oleg N. Medvedev, Hussain Alyami, Hetaf A. Alammar, Ayman Hamdan-Mansour, Emad Alyami, Sharif Alsoudi, Marcus A. Henning and Mohsen M. Alyami
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:118
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a number of measures including lockdowns and social distancing. These measures affected mental health in healthy individuals and mentally affected patients. Studies examining...

    Authors: Fiby F. Gabrielle, Heba H. El-Shahawi, Reem H. El Ghamry and Marwa Y. Basha
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:108
  19. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a screening questionnaire to identify children and youth’s emotional symptoms, conduct problems, hyperactivity, peer issues, and prosocial behaviors. The o...

    Authors: L. L. Gilstrap, A. Nazeer, M. Ather, D. Shahwar, I. Shaffeeullah, A. Magbool and M. W. Azeem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:107
  20. Up to 30% of male infertility may be idiopathic. Researchers are looking into psychological problems, particularly depression, as possible risk factors for such idiopathic etiology. We aimed to assess how depr...

    Authors: Ekramy A. El-Khateeb, Nada M. S. Mohamed, Phoebe F. Ghobrial and Rania M. El-Husseiny
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:117
  21. The authors aimed to evaluate the outcome of combined motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral therapy (MICBT) for substance use disorder compared to the twelve-step facilitation (TSF) therapy in ter...

    Authors: Mohamed Hossam EL-Din Abdel Moneam, Nesreen Mohsen, Lobna AbuBakr Azzam, Yasser Abdel Razek Elsayed and Ahmed Adel Alghonaimy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:106
  22. Post-traumatic stress symptoms are one of the most commonest, but un-recognized psychological morbidity found in female breast cancer patients. However, there are insufficient prospective studies concerning th...

    Authors: Azizat Abiodun Lebimoyo and Mumtaz Oladipupo Sanni
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:105
  23. Evolutionary psychiatry tries to explain paradoxical high psychiatric disorders and symptoms prevalence by means of evolutionary biology, but testing their hypotheses is often problematic. Social Navigation Hy...

    Authors: Marcin Piotr Nowak
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:104
  24. Anxiety is a widely recognized topic in medical education. Previous studies have found that medical students experience higher levels of anxiety than other students. An increasing corpus of research indicates ...

    Authors: Ahmad Aldosary, Moath Aljohani, Meshari Alghorayer, Khalid Albaqami, Abdulrahman Alkhurayji, Awadh Alharbi, Sultan Almutairi, Khalid Alharbi and Hatim Alhudaithi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:103
  25. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility associated with multiple medical and psychiatric complications. The study compared suicide, impulsivity, and depression in females with PCOS to...

    Authors: Maged A. Gomaa, Asmaa A. Desoky, Dalal Amer, Doaa Alaa and Mohamed A. Khalil
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:116
  26. Numerous studies have explored the association between epigenetics and schizophrenia, yielding various findings and reports. Thus, we conducted a bibliometric analysis of the studies that have investigated thi...

    Authors: Abd Rahim Nour El Huda, Abdull Jalil Mohd Asyraf, A. Talib Norlelawati, Mat Rasid Siti Norain, Wan Salleh Wan Muhamad Salahudin, Azman Norainin Sofiya and Norbaiyah Mohamed Bakrim
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:115
  27. Mental illness has a great impact not only on patients but also on their carers as it makes them more prone to stress, interferes with their daily life activities, and can negatively affect their social, psych...

    Authors: Rehab Serag Mohamed, Nivert Zaki Mahmoud, Dalia Abdel Moneim Mahmoud, Mohamed Fekry Eissa, Youssef Wael Zohdy and Yassmin Shawky Rateb Hafez
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:102
  28. Tramadol—a synthetic opioid originally used as an analgesic—has been widely misused as an addictive drug in the middle east in the last twenty years. Brain changes associated with long-term tramadol use are un...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Khalil, Noha M. Khalil, Amanne F. Esmael, Shirin M. El-Makawi, Alia A. Saleh and Doaa R. Ayoub
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:100
  29. Evaluate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on Tunisian adolescents enrolled in secondary schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify associated factors.

    Authors: Jaweher Boudabous, Ali Kerkeni, Mayssa Kraiem, Hela Ayadi and Yousr Moalla
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:101
  30. There is a high unmet need among patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) as treatment with standard therapies is associated with low response and remission rates and high rates of relapse. Esketamin...

    Authors: Nahida Nayaz Ahmed, Faisal Albishi, Suhail A. Khan, Ammar Alsayegh, Emmanuel Stip and Samer Makhoul
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:99
  31. The widespread use of smartphones makes it imperative for researchers to study the adverse effect of smartphone addiction. We aimed to study the risk factors of smartphone addiction, insomnia, and attention de...

    Authors: Dalia Khalifa, Rehab Magdy, Doaa Mahmoud Khalil, Mona Hussein, Ahmed Yehia Ismaeel, Shaden Adel, Nadine Abdelhamied, Mohamed Adel Abdeltwab, Mazen Eltaweel, Alaa M. Essam, Amira Hassan, Mona Ali, Esraa Mohamed Naguib, Samar Fares, Hadeer Mohammed Abd El-Aziz, Alzahraa Ghareeb Eweis…
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:97
  32. Feeding and eating disorders are major factors in nutrition problems. Mothers have a big role in shaping feeding and eating behaviors. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of feeding and eating disord...

    Authors: Aml Al Marzouki Al Agroudi, Ibrahem Hamdey Rashed, Sohier Yahia and Salwa Tobar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:114
  33. Selfie addiction has become one of the most noticed phenomena in our modern life that is affecting people of all ages. Many researchers reported that students’ addictive selfie-taking behavior resulted in the ...

    Authors: Ahmed Reda El Adgham, Ibtihal M. A. Ibrahim, Ibrahem Hamdey Rashed Elkalla and Mohamed A. El Hadidy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:96
  34. Olfactory Reference Disorder (ORD) is a known clinical entity for several decades; however, it is only in ICD 11 that it has found its niche. Long considered a delusional disorder, it is currently classified a...

    Authors: Savitha Soman and Rajesh Nair
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:95
  35. Secondary traumatization is a common occupational hazard for professionals working with distressed and traumatized people, especially children. If not properly managed, secondary traumatization can lead to sym...

    Authors: Berhan Akdağ, Seda Bozduman Çelebi, Funda İpekten, Feyruz Usluoğlu and Serhat Nasıroğlu
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:93
  36. Opioids, defined as medicines that stimulate opioid receptors, are primarily used in the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They induce central nervous system (CNS) adverse effects. This study aimed to asse...

    Authors: Marwa Y. Badr, Elsayed A. E. Gad, Ahmed A. E. Mubarak, Yasser A. A. El-Heneedy, Ahmed M. Ibrahim, Asmaa A. E. Belal and Fatma A. El Deep
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:92
  37. Social networks have become a part of individual lives nowadays, and most of the world’s population participates and has accounts on different social networks. This is a new phenomenon specific to the twenty-f...

    Authors: Jaafar Omer Ahmed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:91
  38. There have been few studies conducted in Africa about the burden on families of patients with schizophrenia. This study had two main objectives: assessing the burden of those families and identifying the socio...

    Authors: Khadija Benallel, Meryem Sara Zineb Sabah, Yassine Otheman and Mohamed Kadiri
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:90
  39. Trends in cannabis use suggest a global increase in the past decade. Current evidence associates cannabis use with an increased risk of psychosis. This association has prompted a growing research interest in t...

    Authors: Pia Maria Ghanimé, Zeinab Bazzi, Joseph Kazan, Ghassan Bou Saba, Samer El Hayek, Halim Saad and Farid Talih
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:89
  40. This study explores the characteristics and management of individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) who were referred to the consultation-liaison psychiatry (CLP) service in a tertiary care center in Leb...

    Authors: Samer El Hayek, Ghida Kassir, Hussein Zalzali, Karim Al Hasanieh, Michele Cherro, Nour Ibrahim and Maya Bizri
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:88
  41. The worldwide prevalence of suicide ideation, planning, attempt, and death is a major public health issue. The highest rates of suicide are seen in those aged 15 to 29, largely correlating to their time spent ...

    Authors: Ibrahim Ali Kabbash, Basem Salama, Menatollah Ashraf Mohammad, Hagar Galal, Noorhan Yousef and Noha M. Elghazally
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:87
  42. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a psychiatric illness with a considerable risk of alexithymia, and suicide may make this risk worse. This study aimed to assess alexithymia, resilience, and suicidal idea...

    Authors: Mai Mohamed Elsayed Abd-Elhamed, Rehab Fathy Abdel Hady, Shadia Fathy Mahmoud and Bothina Elsayed Said Mohamed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:86
  43. Depression and anxiety are common comorbid psychological disorders among patients with cancer. Despite the wide use of the Arabic Hospital and Anxiety Scale (HADS) in oncological settings, it has not been yet ...

    Authors: Nour Ibrahim, Dahlia Yamout, Maya Bizri and Ali Taher
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:85
  44. Telemedicine has a great role in delivering clinical services when distance and time are critical factors. Although this tool does not replace a medical examination, it was inevitably needed service during COV...

    Authors: Maha Sayed, Maha el Gafary, Nesreen Mohsen, Shereen Khalil, Hoda Farid, Nouran Sabry and Mariam Yehia
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:84
  45. Sleep disturbances are recognized as a potential core feature of some major psychiatric conditions, and overuse of mobile phones in recent years can leave potential negative effects on this central feature, wh...

    Authors: Fatemeh Elahi, Mahya Mojahedi, Hamid Salehiniya and Mohammad Reza Raeisoon
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:83
  46. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common comorbidity with bipolar disorder, a comorbidity that is known to increase suicide risk. This study aimed to assess the presence of OCD in youth diagnosed with b...

    Authors: Mohammed Ezzat, Mohammed Atef Younis, Mohammed A. Khalil, Maged E. Gomaa, Dina Yosri Afifi and Doaa R. Ayoub
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:82

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