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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Studying cognitive deficits due to abuse and neglect in vulnerable children with neurodevelopmental disorders can fuel the battle to save them. We aimed to assess effects of child abuse and neglect on executiv...

    Authors: Aya Maged Hamza, Soha Abdellatif Ghobashy and Heba Essam Abouelwafa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:81
  25. Authors: Mohammad A. Seleem, Reham A. Amer, Mohamed Elhosary, Sameh Saada, Eid Abo Hamza, Yomna Elfert, Sanaa Abd El-fatah Abdo, Ibrahim Kabbash and Thomas M. Achenbach
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:98

    The original article was published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:61

  26. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disease of the brain and central nervous system. We aimed at assessing the cognitive functions present in adult patients with multiple sclerosis in remission ...

    Authors: Sara Elbasuony Elshehawy, Ibtihal M. A. Ibrahim, Ayman Mohamed Abdel-Naby and Mohamed El-Husseini Khater
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:80
  27. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was identified in China in December 2019. During any major epidemic, psychosocial disturbance occurs, which can surpass people’s capacity to handle the condition.

    Authors: Eman Elfar, Rehab Abdelhai, Mohammed Oraby and Mennatallah Said Hosney
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:79
  28. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has spread globally and resulted in physical suffering in addition to its negative effects on mental health. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns ...

    Authors: Aya Mazen Abulsaad, Hassan Mohammed Sonbol, Mahmoud Ahmed Elwasify and Osama Ahmed Elboraie
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:78
  29. With the increasing survival rate of pediatric patients with leukemia, improving their quality of life (QoL) is the new challenge. Psychiatric disorders are among the significant confounding factors of the afo...

    Authors: Omid Reza Zekavat, Negar Safari, Ali Sahraian, Mohammadreza Bordbar, Amirabbas Pakniyat and Haleh Bozorgi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:77
  30. Self-stigma develops when people with mental disorders start to accept and apply the stigma that the wider public has towards these disorders. People suffering from mental disorders are one of the most groups ...

    Authors: Ola Osama Khalaf, Heba Fathy, Hadeer Adel Mostafa Ebrahim and Mai Abdel Samie
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:76
  31. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is usually associated with insight’s heterogeneity, and those with poor insight showed lower BDNF and cognitive deficiencies. The aim was to detect the relation between insi...

    Authors: Mohamed R. Soltan, Hani H. Dessoki, Mohammed M. Abbas, Lamiaa H. Mahmoud and Mariam E. Dawoud
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:75
  32. The problematic smartphone use has emerged with negative mental health consequences. The current study aims to assess the rate of occurrence of smartphone addiction and the relationship between smartphone addi...

    Authors: Zainab Khaled Mohamed, Gihan Medhat ElNahas, Hesham Abdel-Mageed Hatata, Doha Mostafa El-Serafi and Dalia Abdel-Moneim Mahmoud
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:74
  33. Child sexual abuse has deep and profound effects on personality and growth of children so that it is recognized as one of the major health issues in different countries. A psychological interventions program w...

    Authors: Mohammad Tahan, Gholamali Afrooz and Jafar Bolhari
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:73
  34. Depression and sleep disorders are interrelated and have high prevalence. Based on previous findings, medical students experience high rates of depression and low sleep quality, due to the challenges during me...

    Authors: Shahram Samadi, Hamed Amirifard, Mohammad Eslami, Mohammad Amin Khadembashiri, Mohammad Mehdi Khadembashiri and Anahita Najafi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:71
  35. The cognitive profile among patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) has varied widely across different studies. The aim of the current study was to compare different cognitive domains using ...

    Authors: Eman M. Khedr, Nashwa E. Ghanima, Khaled A. Elbeh, Gellan k Ahmed and Bastawy El-Fawal
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:70
  36. In this study, it is aimed to determine the relationship between the sociocultural adaptation levels and the mental states of women who fled their countries due to the war and settled in Turkey. In this contex...

    Authors: Veysel Kaplan and Mehmet Emin Düken
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:72
  37. Differentiating unipolar depression from bipolar depression is clinically important. The identification of biomarkers that characterize the pathophysiology of each disorder may provide biological targets for t...

    Authors: Hani Hamed Dessoki, Rasha Abd El Razek Khattab, Wagdy Moris, Ahmed Abdelaziz Ezzat Abdelhakim, Alshimaa Mohsen Mohamed Lotfy and Hisham Salah
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:69
  38. Suicide has become a major threat to achieving Sustainable Development Goals three and four, especially for school-going adolescents worldwide. As part of efforts to prevent suicide, population-based studies r...

    Authors: Jacob Owusu Sarfo, Newton Isaac Gbordzoe, Dean Attigah, Timothy Pritchard Debrah, Crescens Osei Bonsu Ofori and Paul Obeng
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:68
  39. Delirium is a very common occurrence in hospital settings and is frequently missed by the primary care team. It remains, however, poorly studied in the Middle East despite abundant global reports. In this stud...

    Authors: Maya Bizri, Hussein Zalzale, Elissa Khalil, Ghida Kassir, Rawad El Hayek, Samer El Hayek and Nour Ibrahim
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:67
  40. Many chronic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and respiratory problems, can lead to emotional distress, anxiety, and depression among patients. Likewise, psychological conditions such as an...

    Authors: Swathi M., Manjusha S., Isatrin J. Vadakkiniath and Gururaj A.
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:66
  41. Elevated serum levels of S100B may associate with insulin resistance and other metabolic complication in schizophrenia patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of serum S100B levels w...

    Authors: Parinaz Kalejahi, Sorayya Kheirouri and Seyed Gholamreza Noorazar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:65
  42. Adolescent mental health problems are vast and varied and early identification and intervention can be of utmost help. There is sparse data on mental health issues in the adolescent population from India in ge...

    Authors: Majid Shafi, Neelofar Younis, Ubaid Rasool, Sabah Younis, Yasir Hassan Rather, Burhan Bashir Lone, Fazle Roub Bhat and Athiya Fahiem Khan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:64
  43. Poor sleep is associated with bad health outcomes, worse well-being and decreases in performance, productivity and safety at work. Police officers are exposed to several risk factors including extended work sc...

    Authors: Rehab Mohamed Naguib, Abdel Nasser Mahmoud Omar, Naglaa Mohamed ElKhayat, Sherien Ahmed Khalil, Mostafa Ahmed Mohamed Kotb and Lobna Azzam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:63
  44. Nowadays, there are contradicting opinions about the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccine, which lead to the hesitance among recipients to receive the vaccine. This study aims to evaluate the university stud...

    Authors: Nhat-Le Bui, Hue Vu Thi, Mai Vu Ngoc Suong, Yen Vy Nguyen Thi, Thuy-Tien Le, Lan-Anh Nguyen Thi, Thuy-Linh Tang, Rajesh Sharma and Dinh-Toi Chu
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:62
  45. The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) forms are among the most studied instruments for assessing behavioral, emotional, social, and thought problems in children and adolescents worldwide...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Seleem, Reham A. Amer, Mohamed Elhosary, Sameh Saada, Eid Abo Hamza, Yomna Elfert, Sanaa Abd El-fatah Abdo, Ibrahim Kabbash and Thomas M. Achenbach
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:61

    The Correction to this article has been published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:98

  46. Even though the statistics have shown that patients with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are most likely to die 10 to 20 years earlier than the general population, the inform...

    Authors: Chouaib Khlil, Nadia Attouche, Hafsa Choujaa and Khadija Mchichi Alami
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:60
  47. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 drastically changed the daily lives of the entire population. Despite being efficient in helping to avoid deaths and prevent the collapse of the healthcare s...

    Authors: Bruna Bortolozzi Maia, Érika Arantes de Oliveira-Cardoso and Manoel Antônio dos Santos
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:59
  48. Incentives and disincentives to study medicine are complex concepts and may involve a dynamic balancing act between financial, personal, and social reasons. These processes have not been adequately explored in...

    Authors: Leena Amiri, Fadwa Al Mugaddam and Syed Fahad Javaid
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:57

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