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  1. Depression is a prevalent psychiatric disorder that can arise at any age and is often present as a co-occurring illness in different illnesses. There is a high comorbidity rate between major depressive disorde...

    Authors: Haytham Mohamad Hasan, Enas Shafaey Rizk, Abd El Nasser Mahmoud Omar, Mona Ibrahim Awaad, Reem El Sayed Hashem and Mohamed Yousef Mohamed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:46
  2. Despite efforts to increase awareness about suicide, related behaviours among adolescents in Benin persist as a significant health challenge globally. Nonetheless, there is a dearth of empirical evidence that ...

    Authors: Jacob Owusu Sarfo, Timothy Pritchard Debrah, Newton Isaac Gbordzoe, Dean Kormla Attigah, Paul Obeng and Cyril Sewornu Torsu
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:45
  3. Temperament is the difference between individuals’ emotional and behavioral responses to diverse external events. It is a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Hence, the need to assess ...

    Authors: W. Shamseddeen, B. Safieddine, H. Mohsen and L. Akoury Dirani
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:44
  4. Poor adherence to health behaviors is one of the considerable challenges among drug users. This issue is especially noticeable among people who use injection methods for consumption, which increases the possib...

    Authors: Ehsan Sharifi, Zakiye Ghelbash, Amirhosein Karami and Amir Musarezaie
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:43
  5. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic psychiatric disorder defined by the existence of obsessions and/or compulsive behaviors or mental acts persistently and affects around 1–3% of the population in...

    Authors: Mohamed Hossam el din Abdelmoneam, Amira Nassieb Elbatrawy, Sherien Ahmed Khalil, Riham Ahmad Shalaby and Moatazbellah Ibrahim Ali
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:42
  6. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is considered to be one of the most common neurodevelopmental conditions found in children. The global prevalence in the age group 6–17 years falls between 2 and...

    Authors: Rehab Serag, Marwa Abdel Meguid Hamed, Dalia Abdel Moneim Mahmoud, Esraa Fakhry Mahmoud Elabd and Rania Elsayed Kasem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:41
  7. Suicidal ideation in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) presents a critical challenge in mental health, with conventional antidepressants often having delayed onset. This systematic review and meta-...

    Authors: Seyedeh Asrin Seyedoshohadaei, Ramyar Rahimi Darehbagh, Farshid Gholami, Elham Nouri, Media Babahajiani, Parisa Kohnepoushi, Yousef Moradi and Leila AzizKhani
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:40
  8. Adolescents are a high-risk age group for committing suicide, and the risk substantially increases from early to late adolescence. Adolescence also serves as critical time period for early detection and interv...

    Authors: Dedi Kurniawan, Akbar Satria Fitriawan, Brigitta Ayu Dwi Susanti, Insanul Firdaus, Gatot Suparmanto, Raisa Farida Kafil, Apri Nur Wulandari, Wiwit Ananda Wahyu Setyaningsih, Zenni Puspitarini and Eriyono Budi Wijoyo
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:39
  9. The prolonged psychiatric disorders rate following coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) could surpass that of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) as well as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as a res...

    Authors: Rehab Mohamed Naguib, Ghada Refaat Amin, Doha El Serafi, Hend Adel Hamed Naga and Sara Ashraf Sallam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:38
  10. Chronic kidney disease has a detrimental impact on the overall quality of life (QoL) in children. The regular visits to doctors, prolonged reliance on medication, frequent hospital stays, and changes in their ...

    Authors: Doaa Riad Ayoub, Yasmin Ramadan, Dina Youssri Afifi and Reham Mohamed Kamel
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:37
  11. Mental disorders affect one in two people globally, with COVID-19 exacerbating anxiety and depression. Stigma, a major hindrance to seeking mental health services, manifests as public, perceived, and self-stig...

    Authors: Ahmad Feras AlSamhori, Jehad Feras AlSamhori, Abdel Rahman Feras AlSamhori, Julia Abuaun, Nada AlAwamleh, Rnad Saleh, Ayham Mohammad Hussein, Hamzah Ibrahim Yousef Abu Mahmoud, Radwan Banimustafa and Abdallah Barjas Qaswal
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:36
  12. This study aims to investigate the moderating influence of social support and religiosity in the association between child abuse and entrapment during adulthood. This cross-sectional study recruited 352 Lebane...

    Authors: Christian-Joseph El Zouki, Abdallah Chahine, Nathalie El Tawil, Karolina Jaalouk, Souheil Hallit and Sahar Obeid
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:35
  13. In this research, the first Arabic quality of life (A-QoLA) measure for the mothers and fathers of children with autism is translated and validated. While there have been several translations of the QoLA scale...

    Authors: Razan Numan Alkhatib, Samir Jabra Dukmak, Faris El-Dahiyat and Amjed Ahmed Abojedi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:33
  14. Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are defined as drugs whose adverse effects outweigh the benefits or when more efficacious alternatives are present. This study aims to assess the overall prevalence...

    Authors: Ghinwa Abilmona, Feten Fekih-Romdhane and Souheil Hallit
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:32
  15. Ketamine, an emerging pharmacotherapeutic agent for depression, has demonstrated rapid and substantial improvement in mood and suicidal ideation, particularly in severe cases. While previous studies have estab...

    Authors: Pavan Kumar Thatisetti Venkata, Divya Bolla, Raj Kiran Donthu, Anzory Pathak and Amrutha Gudimetla
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:31
  16. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental disorder that leads to impairment in various cognitive functions. Telemental health is applied in providing several telemental health and psychiatric services. It can ...

    Authors: Zahra Krabasi, Parisa Eslami, Azam Sabahi and Maryam Zahmatkeshan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:30
  17. Over the past 2 decades, sleep researchers have made significant advances in understanding sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA commonly coexists with psychiatric disorders encompassing...

    Authors: Sherif A. Abdel Latif, Haidy Hassan, Omneya Ibrahim, Aya E. Abou El Fotouh, Marwa Orabi Mohamed and Ashraf M. El Tantawy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:29
  18. There is an entrenched reverse link between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and earlier deaths. The purpose of our study was to provide a report of CRF elements in a sample of hospitalized patients with schizo...

    Authors: Ali Kheradmand, Shiva Aliabbar, Hamid Danaee, Mohammad Hassabi, Mostafa Hamdieh and Amir Hosein Abedi-Yekta
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:28
  19. The usefulness of repetitious transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and its protocols in the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) remains controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of ...

    Authors: Alireza Haji Seyed Javadi, Abdul Rasool Mohammadian and Ali Akbar Shafikhani
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:27
  20. The availability of consistent psychological therapy within acute inpatient psychiatric units and the integration of psychologists into multi-disciplinary inpatient teams is a newly evolving development in men...

    Authors: Nadia Dandan, Fatima Mansour and Tala Diab
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:26
  21. There is a substantial body of evidence linking unconjugated bilirubin to schizophrenia. Most of the earlier research has found a statistically significant relationship between the two factors.

    Authors: Afaf Mohamed Abd-Elsamei, Dina Aly El Gabry, Maha Sabry Mohamed, Mariam Yehia Mohamed and Rehab Serag
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:25
  22. Positive thinking is a mental attitude that focuses on positive thoughts and beliefs in order to improve one’s outlook on life and is linked to a variety of positive psychological and health consequences, as w...

    Authors: Safia Ragab El Sebaie, Maha Mahmoud Abd El Aziz and Safaa Mohamed Metwaly Atia
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:24
  23. The current study examines the mediating effect of social support and body appreciation between child abuse and disordered eating symptoms among Lebanese adolescents.

    Authors: Gaelle Kanj, Souheil Hallit, Mariam Dabbous, Diana Malaeb, Sahar Obeid and Feten Fekih-Romdhane
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:23
  24. We aim to investigate the association between cognitive profiles of children and adolescents, classified using latent class analysis and emotional, behavioral and sociodemographic factors in a community-based ...

    Authors: Marc Barakat, Wael Shamseddeen, Elissa Hanna, Leyla Akoury Dirani, David Brent, Giovanna Porta and Fadi T. Maalouf
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:22
  25. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of burnout in dental students at the Dentistry School of University of Qadisiya, Iraq. All students at the dentistry school were invited to participate in the study....

    Authors: Khetam Alhilali, Mariwan Husni and Amer Almarabheh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:21
  26. Inflammation has been demonstrated to play a pathophysiological function in schizophrenia. Raised interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels have been the most consistently linked to schizophrenia. It was hypothesized that I...

    Authors: Eman Ibrahim Abo El Ella, Eman S. Rabie, Mona Mahmoud El Sheikh, Reem Hassan El Ghamry, Mostafa Salah Hotar and Fiby Fayez Gabrielle
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:20
  27. The existing body of literature extensively highlights the impact of psychological determinants on the initiation of coronary heart disease. Globally, the incidence of psychiatric disorders is increasing, and ...

    Authors: Nighat Akbar, Kubra Farooq, Neelofar Jan, Marya Zahoor, Yasir Hassan Rather and Ubaid Rasool Bhat
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:19
  28. The autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has no identified biomarker for early detection or for its severity. As for the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), it is a crucial neurotropic factor that regulates th...

    Authors: Salwa Amin Abd Elhamid, Mohammad Mostafa Alkherkhisy and Rania Elsayed Kasem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:18
  29. Comorbid personality disorders and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) range between 33 and 87%. Patients having OCD more commonly receive cluster A (the odd and eccentric cluster) compared with other nonpsych...

    Authors: M. Farouk, M. Nasr, M. Khalil, I. Dozebik, S. El Makawi, W. Fakher and D. R. Ayoub
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:17
  30. Recall bias of patients and their relatives, low reliability of the history, changes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms or compensatory behaviors, and various comorbidities may be asso...

    Authors: Tansu Eda Topaloglu, Bilge Dogan, Doga Sevincok and Levent Sevincok
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:16
  31. Even though current therapeutic approaches have significantly increased the longevity and standard of living for children suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF), the crucial psychological components of this illne...

    Authors: Fadia Zyada, Hala Hamdy, N. El Basha, Mohamed Refaey, Fatma M. Atia and Somaya H. Shaheen
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2024 31:15
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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