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  1. Medical students are prone to experience high levels of stress during their studies, which can lead to burnout and mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression, that can affect their academic perform...

    Authors: Dina Aly El-Gabry, Tarek Okasha, Nermin Shaker, Doha Elserafy, Mariam Yehia, Karim Abdel Aziz, Dinesh Bhugra, Andrew Molodynski and Hossam Elkhatib
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:25
  2. The presence of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) causes great impairment in social and professional activities as well as in the quality of life (QOL) and increases level of parental stress.

    Authors: Mona Gamal Abd Elnaser Ahmed, Ebaa Marwan Felemban and Marwa Abd El-fatah Ali El-slamoni
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:27
  3. There is an expanding use of new psychoactive substances containing synthetic cannabinoids in the last years. This study was conducted to identify the epidemiologic data of acute and chronic toxicity by synthe...

    Authors: Wafaa M. Abdelmoneim, Nagwa M. Ghandour, Mohamed Fawzy, Marwa Kh. Mohammed, Abdelrahman G. Ramadan and Nora Z. Abdellah
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:24
  4. Internet addiction (IA) is a growing issue with multiple impacts on psychological functions, including sleep. Consequently, the present study aimed to assess the correlation between IA as well as the quality o...

    Authors: Osama Abd Alreheem Mahmoud, Saber Hadad and Taher Abdelraheem Sayed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:23
  5. Epilepsy is one of the commonest and most serious neurological conditions. It is frequently associated with one or more medical or psychiatric comorbidities. Depression is one of the most common comorbidities....

    Authors: Mohammad Gamal Sehlo, Wafaa Samir Mohamed, Usama Mahmoud Youssef, Shrouk Esam Lotfi and Ghada Mohamed Salah El-deen
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:22
  6. Depression is a highly prevalent mental disorder with complex aetiology. An emerging body of evidence shows that depression tends to co-occur with abnormal blood glucose levels and dyslipidaemia. This study ai...

    Authors: Vineet Chaudhary, Imnameren Longkumer, Gurjinder Kaur and Kallur Nava Saraswathy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:21
  7. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has led to severe disruption in routine activities, significant mortality and morbidity. Adolescents are particularly prone to mental health issues. The present study aims...

    Authors: Asif Jeelani, Sabira Aalia Dkhar, Ruqia Quansar and S. M. Salim Khan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:18
  8. Nursing has a reputation for being one of the most stressful occupations. As a result of their work, many nurses suffer from anxiety and depression. Nurses are also at risk of poor sleep owing to their work na...

    Authors: Bothina Elsayed Said Mohamed, Rehab Fathy Abdel Hady Ghaith and Hanem Ahmed AbdElkhalek Ahmed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:19
  9. Infections with Toxoplasma gondii (Toxo), a protozoan that can infect the brain, have been reported to alter behavior in rodents and humans; several investigators have related Toxo infection to personality traits...

    Authors: Ibtihal Mohamed Aly Ibrahim, Salwa Tobar, Hala Salah, Hanan El-Sayed, Hader Mansour, Ahmed Eissa, Joel Wood, Warda Fathi, Faith Dickerson, Robert H. Yolken, Wafaa El-Bahaey and Vishwajit Nimgaonkar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:17
  10. Data have been pouring on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on patients with chronic diseases. This study aimed to address the relationship between the perceived fears of COVID-19 virus (FCV), psychological ...

    Authors: Mervat S. Hassan, Dalia I. Mostafa, Enas I. Abdelhady, Shymaa A. Sarhan, Mohamed Abdelghani and Dina A. Seleem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:16
  11. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complicated neuropsychiatric disorder, which its prevalence ranges from 2 to 4%. In 30–60% of patients due to intolerance of side effects or partial response to treat s...

    Authors: Adeleh Askari Diarjani and Seyed Alireza Haji Seyed Javadi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:15
  12. Problematic Internet gaming is an increasingly recognized global mental health problem. This multicultural cross-sectional study examined the association between Internet gaming disorder (IGD) symptoms and anx...

    Authors: Julius Burkauskas, Inga Griskova-Bulanova, Ana Đorić, Yatan Pal Singh Balhara, Arya Sidharth, Ramdas Ransing, Tuong –. Vi Vu Thi, Truong Ngoc Huong, Helin Yilmaz Kafali, Gamze Erzin, Zahir Vally, Mita Rani Roy Chowdhury, Pawan Sharma, Rabi Shakya, Paulo Moreira, Sara Faria…
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:14
  13. In addition to the biological plausibility widely described through a very large number of studies, the causal link between cannabis uses and schizophrenia disorders has become illicit internationally and give...

    Authors: El Hassan Ouanouche, Hicham Elmostafi, Naoufal Amarat, Ouahid Wafaa, Tamouza Ryad, Aboubaker El Hessni and Abdelhalem Mesfioui
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:12
  14. The objective of the present study was to translate and linguistically validate in Moroccan dialect the original English version of the Insomnia Severity Index (ISI). The translation and adaptation of this sca...

    Authors: Bouchra Oneib, Abdelilah El Filali and Naima Abda
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:11
  15. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic had an impact on frontline healthcare workers’ (HCW) mental health as they experienced depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances. There is a need to investiga...

    Authors: Dalia Nagui Rizk and Mohamed Abo Ghanima
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:10
  16. Cancer patients are in the high-risk group of getting COVID-19 infection and experiencing a severe course. Anxiety of cancer patients about how they pass this pandemic process and how changes in the health sys...

    Authors: Atike Pınar Erdoğan, Ferhat Ekinci, Ömer Acar and Gamze Göksel
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:9
  17. Around 5.29% of the world population is suffering from ADHD, and 60 million people are suffering from CVS, with an increasing rate of prevalence of these disorders. This study aimed to determine the prevalence...

    Authors: Z Islam, M Rahman, A H Olive and MK Hasan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:6
  18. The pandemic of COVID-19 is considered as one of the major threats that affected all age groups all over the world. Old age group has been highly affected with increased risk of severe health complications tha...

    Authors: Ola Osama Khalaf, Shaimaa Abdalaleem Abdalgeleel and Nehal Mostafa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:7
  19. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has shown a significant impact on the psychological well-being of health care workers. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the psyc...

    Authors: Sadia Sultan, Abu Bashar, Ibtesam Nomani, Aisha Tabassum, Mohammad Shahid Iqbal, Ebtihaj O. Fallata, Ramya Ahmad Sindi, Nouf M. Almasoudi and Seeqa Rheem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:5
  20. Liver transplantation (LT) helped to save the life of end stage liver disease (ESLD) patients; however, there is a debate on the persistence of cognitive impairment. The study aimed to evaluate cognitive funct...

    Authors: Ahmad Saad Mohamed, Mahmoud Ahmed Elmeteini, Ghada Abd Elrazek Mohamed, Doha Mostafa Elserafy, Alaa Adel Elmadani and Reem Elsayed Hashem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:4
  21. Patients with chronic kidney disease progress regularly every year to end-stage renal disease and have to undergo dialysis. Sleep disturbances have been reported to be frequent among patients receiving dialysi...

    Authors: Reem El Sayed Hashem, Tarek Asaad Abdo, Iman Ibrahim Sarhan and Amr Mohammed Mansour
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:3
  22. Thalassemia is a condition that causes the human body to destroy red blood cells faster than they can be made. It causes physical symptomology as well as psychological distress. The current study aimed to iden...

    Authors: Adnan Lutfi Sarhan, Shahenaz Modallal, Fayez Azez Mahamid and Denise Ziya Berte
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:2
  23. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its global health and socioeconomic aftereffects, the enduring state of crisis is increasingly impacting the coping capacity of the populations. In this study, we aimed t...

    Authors: Hatim Yousef Alharbi, Sami S. Alharthi, Ahmed S. Alzahrani, Mohammed Khalid A. Dakhel and Ziyad Hussain Alawaji
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:1
  24. Authors: Esraa Ahmed Ragab, Mumen Abdalazim Dafallah, Mahmoud Hussien Salih, Wail Nuri Osman, Mugtaba Osman, Elhadi Miskeen, Mohamed H. Taha, Azza Ramadan, Musaab Ahmed, Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla and Mohamed H. Ahmed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:86

    The original article was published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:75

  25. Studies show that autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder place a significant stigma and burden on caregivers, economically as well as socially, psychologically, and emotionally. ...

    Authors: Romany H. Gabra and Doaa F. Hashem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:83
  26. Clozapine is an atypical second-generation antipsychotic belonging to the family of dibenzodiazepines. There is lack of literature on clozapine from this part of the world. So, our aim was to study the socio d...

    Authors: Deeba Nazir, Zaid Ahmad Wani, Fahd Bukhari, Shabir Ahmad Dar and Yuman Kawoosa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:82
  27. Information about mortality patterns in different psychiatric populations is scanty, yet it is vital for designing successful preventive mental health strategies. In this study, we aimed to assess mortality ra...

    Authors: Dalia H. Ali, Eman Shorab, Ghada A.M. Hassan, Amany Haroun elRasheed, Marwa Abdel Rhman Soltan and Hanan Elrassas
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:80
  28. Burnout is prevalent among medical students. Throughout their training, medical students face many psychosocial stresses that, if not managed, might cause burnout syndrome. Burnout could negatively impact stud...

    Authors: Marwa Saad Yahya, Ali Abdulridha Abutiheen and Amer Fadhil Al- Haidary
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:78
  29. Given the scarcity of data on gender-related romantic attachment changes and the potential role of oxytocin (OT) in the pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive illness (OCD), the current study aimed to assess ...

    Authors: Hani H. Dessoki, Mohamed N. Sadek, Hwayda A. Abd Elrassol, Sayed G. El-Sayed and Mohamed R. Soltan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:76
  30. Medical students encounter various stressors during their studies. The study aimed to assess stress levels, sources, and associated determinants among Sudanese medical students.

    Authors: Esraa Ahmed Ragab, Mumen Abdalazim Dafallah, Mahmoud Hussien Salih, Wail Nuri Osman, Mugtaba Osman, Elhadi Miskeen, Mohamed H. Taha, Azza Ramadan, Musaab Ahmed, Mohamed Elhassan Abdalla and Mohamed H. Ahmed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:75

    The Correction to this article has been published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:86

  31. Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are not systematically screened against depression as well as anxiety, although there are high prevalence and adverse influence on the quality of life. ...

    Authors: Safaa Askar, Mohamed Amin Sakr, Waleed Hamed Abd Alaty, Ola M. Aufa, Shimaa Y. Kamel, Mohamed Eltabbakh, Ahmed F. Sherief, Mostafa A. A. Shamkh and Heba Rashad
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:73
  32. ADHD affects 7.8% of the school-aged population, making it one of the most common childhood brain illnesses. It is characterized by abnormally high levels of inattention, activity, and impulsivity at a young a...

    Authors: Ghada Mohamed Salah El-Deen, Amira Mohamed Yousef, Amany Elshabrawy Mohamed and Abdallah Saad Ibrahim
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:72
  33. Schizophrenia is one of the worst diseases with its ubiquitous challenges due to its unique psychopathology and life events. Patients with schizophrenia use various coping strategies to overcome distress. The ...

    Authors: Sheikh Shoib, Soumitra Das, Anoop Krishna Gupta, Tamkeen Saleem and Sheikh Mohd Saleem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:70
  34. Epilepsy can be treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) which may have psychiatric and behavioral side effects. Additionally, the availability of new AEDs has increased, and our understanding of variability to...

    Authors: Gellan K. Ahmed, Khaled Elbeh, Yasser Elserogy and Sayed Mostafa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:81
  35. Cognitive symptoms are one of the core symptoms of depressive disorders with a bearing effect on functional outcomes. Cognitive symptoms, including poor concentration and difficulty making decisions, are one o...

    Authors: Mustafa Ali, Magda Fahmy, Wafaa Haggag, Ashraf El-Tantawy and Haydy Hassan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:71
  36. The COVID-19 pandemic had a tremendous effect on people’s mental health. Healthcare workers were on the front lines in response to this crisis; therefore, they were among the most affected by the pandemic. The...

    Authors: Nermin Mahmoud Shaker, Noha Sabry, Muhammad Abdullatif Alkasaby and Menan Rabie
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:84
  37. This study systematically reviewed and thematically analyzed studies that investigated psychosocial support services provided to Syrian refugees with disabilities between 2011 and 2020. Nine studies published ...

    Authors: Ali M. Alodat, Hanan I. Alshagran and Al-Muatasem M. Al-Bakkar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:66
  38. Theory of mind (ToM) is one of the essential components of social cognition. Affective ToM enables us to interpret other’s feelings and behaviors. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and schizophrenia are tw...

    Authors: Moustafa Mohamed Mohamed Abdo, Ahmed Saad Mohamed, Marwa Abd Elmeguid Hammed, Reem Elsayed Hashem and Zeinab Mohamed El Nagar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:64
  39. Several studies pointed to immune dysregulation abnormalities linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Of those, several autoantibodies had been identified. Recent findings of N-methyl d-aspartate (NMDA) antibo...

    Authors: Heba Hamed Elshahawi, Ghada Refaat Amin Taha, Hanan Mohamed Ezzeldin Azzam, Reem H. El Ghamry, Ahmed Adel Mohammad Abdelgawad and Mohammad Abdullah Ahmad Abdullah Elshiekh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:62
  40. COVID-19 pandemic is expected to affect the mental health, especially among medical students. Data from the literature in Jordan are scarce, especially during the second wave of the pandemic. We aimed to asses...

    Authors: Adnan Raed Alnaser, Rayan M. Joudeh, Osama A. Zitoun, Abdelkader Battah, Israa Al-Odat, Mohammad Jum’ah and Arwa A. Battah
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:74
  41. Longer pathways to care worsen the course of psychotic illness as well. The study aimed to assess the pathways to care, supernatural beliefs, and impact on the duration of untreated psychosis in patients with ...

    Authors: Anoop Krishna Gupta, Sandeep Grover, Suresh Thapaliya, Shuva Shrestha, Sandesh Sawant and Sheikh Shoib
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:61
  42. In the past few years, there has been an expanding global interest in the problem of substance use. A variety of studies conducted within the past decade have investigated the prevalence of substance use among...

    Authors: Manar Khafagy, Zeinab Gomaa and Mohamed Elwasify
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:59

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