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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Burnout is a work-related physical and/or emotional exhaustion among individuals working in the human service sector. This descriptive cross-sectional study aimed to estimate the prevalence of burnout among in...

    Authors: Shatha Ali, Khaldoun Marwa, Malak AlRasheedi, Asma AlSuheel, Mariam Nabila and Madiha Khan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:60
  33. The elderly are a vulnerable section of the population who are prone to physical, mental, social, and economic deprivation. The effect of COVID-19 had a worldwide impact on all age groups, with a particularly ...

    Authors: Subhash Das, Priti Arun, Ravi Rohilla, Kantadorshi Parashar and Aratrika Roy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:67
  34. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an early-onset neurodevelopmental disorder that can extend into adulthood with multiple reported neuroimaging abnormalities. The focus of this research was to...

    Authors: Heba H. ElShahawi, Safeya M. Effat, Eman M. Shorab, Hossam M. Sakr, Safaa E. Azab and Ola M. Aufa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:58
  35. This study investigates the relationship between exposure to stress, trait emotional intelligence (trait EI) and mental health problems (anxiety and depression symptoms) amongst basic-year medical students dur...

    Authors: Basel El-Khodary, Siham Alshawamreh, Mariam Abu Salah, Amro Hamada, Baraa Alhendawi, Mohammed Alhabil, Younis Alemour, Hadil Zaqout and Ezz Aldeen Wadi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:65
  36. Studies on the relationship between psychiatric symptoms and brain tumors are ambiguous, as it is not clear whether these symptoms are due to the direct effect of the tumor or a secondary psychological respons...

    Authors: Seyed Alireza Haji Seyed Javadi and Bahare Rezaei
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:56
  37. Vitiligo has a significant effect on patients’ quality of life; they feel stigmatized and disturbed by their condition. A lot of vitiligo patients, according to reports, suffer from psychological disturbances....

    Authors: Marwa Abd El Malk Nasser, Samar Mohamed Raggi El Tahlawi, Zahra Abbas Abdelfatah and Mohamed Ramadan Soltan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:63
  38. Over the last 10 years, social media has become an integral facet of modern society. Self-presentation and body satisfaction are related to social media and its impact on users’ levels of well-being and self-e...

    Authors: Marwa Abd El-fatah Ali El-slamoni, Hanem AbdElkhalek Ahmed and Azza Elsayed Abdelfatah Arafat
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:55
  39. Globally, drug abuse is a serious and exacerbating phenomenon, not only in terms of its prevalence and its impact on individuals, families, professional and social aspects but also because of its economic and ...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abdel Hameed Shahin, Shaimaa Abdelbaset Hamed and Samah Mohamed Taha
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:50
  40. Burnout, defined as mental and physical exhaustion, has been an issue for many medical students. Medical student burnout is associated with many factors such as academic pressure, sleep deprivation, exposure t...

    Authors: Abdullah Alqifari, Mashael Alghidani, Ruba Almazyad, Aljowharah Alotaibi, Wijdan A. Alharbi, Entisar Aljumail, Ghaida Alqefari, Abdulmajed Alkamees and Hana Alqifari
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:47
  41. ADHD is an important cause for psychiatric care as one of the most prominent neurodevelopmental conditions. Being an ADHD child’s parent is a daunting and sometimes stressful job that becomes more challenging ...

    Authors: Amira Mohamed Yousef, Mohammad Gamal Sehlo and Amany Elshabrawy Mohamed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:57
  42. Evidence showed that mental health literacy reduces stigma and promotes help-seeking intentions. This study provides a bibliometric analysis of global research activity on mental health literacy. A bibliometri...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:43
  43. Medical students have faced an enormous disruption to their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The study aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on medical student’s psychological well-being in Pakistan. Follo...

    Authors: Nazish Imran, Imran Ijaz Haider, Ali Burhan Mustafa, Irum Aamer, Zahid Kamal, Ghulam Rasool, Muhammad Waqar Azeem and Afzal Javed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:45

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