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  1. Strong evidence in the literature points to the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines in bipolar disorder (BD) pathophysiology. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a pro and anti-inflammatory cytokine that was repeatedly fou...

    Authors: May Hassan, Rasha Elzehery, Youssef M. Mosaad, Maged Mostafa, Ibrahem H. Rashed Elkalla and Mohamed Elwasify
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:21
  2. Personality traits and perceived childhood maltreatment are of the predictors of substance use disorder development. Many studies have discussed oxytocin effect on personality traits and its relation with chil...

    Authors: Hani H. Dessoki, Howaida A. Abedlrasoul, Mariam E. Dawoud, Amany M. Mohamed and Mohamed R. Soltan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:20
  3. After its emergence in Wuhan in December 2019, the COVID-19 virus disseminated around the globe creating an incredible panic and outweighing the healthcare system’s capacities. As a result of this hazardous si...

    Authors: Malaz Hassan Dafaalla Idrees and Moez Mohammed Ibrahim Bashir
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:19
  4. Authors: Tourki Abdulmhsen Almutairi, Khaled Sultan Almutairi, Khaled Mohamed Ragab, Anas Zakarya Nourelden, Ahmed Assar, Sajeda Matar, Hivan Haji Rashid, Mohamed Elsayed, Ahmed Hashem Fathallah, Manfred Spitzer and Carlos Schönfeldt-Lecuona
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:26

    The original article was published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:8

  5. Risk-taking behaviors are associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals with both diagnoses have been reported to have an earlier onset, a longer...

    Authors: Amany Haroun El Rasheed, Mohamed Hossam el-din Abd el moneam, Fairouz Tawfik, Radwa Walid Mohamed Farid and Hanan Elrassas
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:18
  6. Substance abuse is a major health problem, associated with multiple clinical correlates. Cognitive dysfunctions were among the most relevant health problems associated with substance abuse among adolescents. T...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdulaal, Ashraf El Tantawy, Omneya Ibrahim, Hytham Elbadry and Haydy Hassan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:13
  7. Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) are a common result of the occurrence of natural and man-made disasters, the refugees are one of these traumas in which some resulted from political conflicts....

    Authors: Mohamed A. S. Altawil, Aiman El-Asam and Ameerah Khadaroo
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:14
  8. American Psychological Association defined body dysmorphic disorder as being obsessed with observed (preoccupied) flaws in one’s appearance. The observed flaws cause ample distress and/or worsening in the qual...

    Authors: Arsalan Haider, Zhang Wei, Shagufta Parveen and Arshad Mehmood
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:11
  9. Epilepsy is a brain disorder affecting nearly 65 million people worldwide. It is characterized by sudden, transient, and uncontrolled episodes of brain dysfunction secondary to hypersynchronous abnormal discha...

    Authors: Nesma Mohamed Sayed, Magda Taha Kamal Aldin, Samir Elshamly Ali and Ahmed Elarabi Hendi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:15
  10. The PERMA-Profiler is an international methods designed to test the general wellbeing of adults in terms of 5 pillars: positive and negative emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment .In...

    Authors: Fayez Mahamid, Guido Veronese and Dana Bdier
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:10
  11. The COVID-19 pandemic has detrimental effects on both physical and psychological well-being of community people worldwide. The purpose of this research was to determine coping strategies and the factors associ...

    Authors: Asmaa M. Elaidy, Majeda S. Hammoud, Ahmed N. Albatineh, Fatma Mustafa Ridha, Sabri M. Hammoud, Hala M. Elsadek and Muhammad Aziz Rahman
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:12
  12. While executive dysfunctions are present abundantly in children with psychiatric and developmental disorders, unfortunately, it is significantly underdiagnosed in Arab countries due to the lack of Arabic execu...

    Authors: Aya Maged Hamza, Soha A. Ghobashy and Heba E. Abou El Wafa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:9
  13. As Internet gaming became publicly available over the past 25 years, Internet gaming disorder emerged as a new diagnostic entity and became established in psychiatric diagnostic systems as a form of addiction....

    Authors: Tourki Abdulmhsen Almutairi, Khaled Sultan Almutairi, Khaled Mohamed Ragab, Anas Zakarya Nourelden, Ahmed Assar, Sajeda Matar, Hivan Haji Rashid, Mohamed Elsayed, Ahmed Hashem Fathallah, Manfred Spitzer and Carlos Schönfeldt-Lecuona
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:8

    The Correction to this article has been published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:26

  14. The COVID-19 pandemic had a substantial influence on the mental health of healthcare workers. This study investigated general health status, the prevalence, and the severity of depressive spectrum and anxiety-...

    Authors: Pirhossein Kolivand, Saereh Hosseindoost, Zahra Kolivand and Zeinab Gharaylou
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:4
  15. In the current study, the main aim was investigating the sociodemographic features and sluggish cognitive tempo symptoms of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and followed at an a...

    Authors: Merve Cikili Uytun, Esra Yurumez, Tugba Mentese Babayigit, Gokce Yagmur Efendi, Birim Gunay Kilic and Didem Behice Oztop
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:6
  16. Telemedicine plays a vital role in patient-centered healthcare delivery in the diagnosis, management, and development of future treatment plans for chronic diseases.

    Authors: Amira Ahmed Fouad, Mahmood Ahmed Osman, Yasmin Mohamed Mohamed Abdelmonaem and Nashwa Ahmed Hussein Abdel Karim
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:5
  17. It is often reported that medical students repeatedly develop health anxiety related to the diseases that they are studying. To the best of our knowledge, health anxiety has not been investigated in medical st...

    Authors: Karim Abdel Aziz, Emmanuel Stip, Afra Al-Sanadi, Alreem Al-Shamsi, Hessah Al-Sharqi, Mariam Eisa Al-Zaabi, Noora Al-Shehhi and Dina Aly El-Gabry
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:3
  18. Aggression, agitation, psychosis, and sleep disturbances are common behavioral symptoms of people with dementia and they can be distressing for both individuals and their carers. Due to their potential side ef...

    Authors: Zainab Al-Rashdi, Tamadhir Al-Mahrouqi, Siham Al-Shamli, Sathiya Panchatcharam, Fatema Al-Busaidi, Reem Al-Afani, Naser Al-Balushi and Hamed Al-Sinawi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:2
  19. Suicide and self-harm have been documented as the main cause of death among young adults. Nigeria as well as other low-income countries is reported to have a higher prevalence rate of suicidal ideation and sel...

    Authors: Olasumbo Kukoyi, Edidiong Orok, Funmilayo Oluwafemi, Olawale Oni, Tunrayo Oluwadare, Tolulope Ojo, Toba Bamitale, Boluwaji Jaiyesimi and Debbie Iyamu
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:1
  20. Opioid use disorder (OUD) poses a great concern due to problems associated with their abuse as well as fatal and non-fatal overdose consequences. Craving has a complex relationship with opioid use and relapse....

    Authors: Hanan H. Elrassas, Mahmoud H. Morsy, Yasser M. Abdelrazek, Amany H. El Rasheed, Noha A. Saad and Lobna A. Azzam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:106
  21. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the leading causes of hospitalization and even death worldwide. Complex bidirectional associations have been suggested between psychiatric disorders and AF disease. This stud...

    Authors: Manar Yossef, Reham Amer, Hatem Elsokkary and Gamal Shama
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:105

    The Correction to this article has been published in Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:16

  22. People diagnosed with EUPD also known as borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience different challenges in their lives. These challenges include compulsive behavior, irritability, depression, sadness, g...

    Authors: Mubashir Gull, Navneet Kaur and Deoshree Akhouri
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:104
  23. The COVID-19 pandemic has irreversibly altered the medical landscape. Compromised mental health among medical staff and the general population has called for new patient approaches, therapies, and medical serv...

    Authors: Tarek Okasha, Menan Rabie, Nermine Mahmoud Shaker, Nesreen Mohsen, Mahmoud EL-Habiby, Dina Aly El-Gabry, Eman Gaber, Nemat Ali, Mohamad Ali and Maha Sayed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:102
  24. There is a fundamental need for health systems, health managers, and policymakers to identify effective components of suicide prevention strategies (SPS) and programs in primary healthcare (PHC) settings. Acco...

    Authors: Hosein Azizi, Elham Davtalab Esmaeili, Farzad Khodamoradi and Ehsan Sarbazi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:101
  25. Cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disease. Children with nephropathic cystinosis (NCTN) have evidence of intellectual dysfunction and behavioural abnormalities which are attributed to renal dysfunction,...

    Authors: Fatma M. Atia, Weam Ryad Alfaleet, Somaya H. Shaheen and Neveen A. Soliman
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:100
  26. The prevalence of mental health problems among medical students has been steadily rising. It is greater than the prevalence of mental health problems among other students, negatively impacting students, and th...

    Authors: Doaa Abdel-Hady, Mohamed Baklola, Mohamed Terra and Abdel-Hady El-Gilany
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:98
  27. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a prominent psychiatric disorder that significantly reduces living quality and increases the risk of suicide. Ghrelin influences the central nervous system (CNS) and impacts ...

    Authors: Tarek A. Okasha, Dina Aly El-Gabry, Marim H. Ali and Fiby F. Gabrielle
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:99
  28. Cognitive dysfunction is common among patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); however, the determinants of cognitive dysfunction are still unknown. This study aimed to investigate the determinants of cognitive ...

    Authors: Alireza Haji Seyed Javadi, Ali Akbar Shafikhani and Neda Beizapour
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:97
  29. Clinical perfectionism has been implicated among risks for developing depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. This study aimed to translate the widely used Clinical Perfectionism Questionnaire (CPQ) into Ar...

    Authors: Mohsen Alyami, Christian U. Krägeloh, Lma Al-Amri, Marcus A. Henning, Hussain Alyami, Dalal Alghamdi, Reuoof Almutari and Oleg N. Medvedev
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:93
  30. Trends of type 1 diabetes have increased among Egyptian children in the past two decades. Managing a child with type 1 diabetes is a great challenge for parents especially when the child is not developmentally...

    Authors: Nabila Mohammed Raouf Khallaf, Ayat Farouk Manzour, Aya Mostafa and Fatma Abdel Salam Meky
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:92
  31. Anxiety disorders (ADs) are associated with numerous psychiatric disorders; despite the efforts in psychotherapy models targeting their etiology, novel treatment strategies are still developing. We aimed to as...

    Authors: Orkun Aydın, Faruk Obuća, Elif Çakıroğlu, Pınar Ünal-Aydın and Ayşen Esen-Danacı
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:95
  32. Mental health issues are still stigmatized in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), possibly due to cultural reasons. This implies that some mental health conditions (most notably depression and anxiety) are not pro...

    Authors: Gabriel Andrade, Dalia Bedewy, Ahmed Banibella Abdelmagid Elamin, Khadiga Yasser Abdelraouf Abdelmonem, Hajar Jamal Teir and Nour Alqaderi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:88
  33. The COVID-19 global pandemic has spread throughout the world, posing an extremely dangerous health risk for almost everyone. While dealing with such a large-scale viral disease, the healthcare infrastructure i...

    Authors: Ulfat Amin Amin and Asmat Parveen Parveen
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:94
  34. The selfie phenomenon is an emanating one, specifically affecting adolescents and young adults. It emerges as a reflection of a wide spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders. Based on this, the current study aim...

    Authors: Reem El Sayed Mohamed Hashem, Ghada A. M. Hassan, Mona Mahmoud El-Sheikh, Hadeer Hassan and Lobna Abu-Bakr Ismail Azzam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:103
  35. Infertility is a huge global problem with a significant mental health burden. Infertility could become a source of continuous stress leading to psychosocial issues including stress, anxiety, depression, and lo...

    Authors: Mansoor Ahmad Dar, Seema Batool Shah, Syed Nawaz Ahmad, Tajali Nazir Shora, Pinki Kumari and Junaid Ahmad Tailie
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:89
  36. Cognitive impairment is one of the most common, often untreated, comorbidities affecting patients with chronic kidney disease treated with hemodialysis. Increased mortality, poor compliance, depression, and po...

    Authors: Mahmoud Mohamed Abdelsalam Abdelwahab, Youmna Sabri, Ibrahim Hamdey Rashed Elkalla, Mohammed Kamal Nassar, Sara M. Abdel-Gawad and Zinab Abo Elfotouh Gomaa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:91
  37. Suicidal behaviors are major public health concerns that affect large numbers of youth, leaving not only the youth but also their parents, family, friends, and peers in constant wailing. This study aimed to in...

    Authors: Mai Mohammed ElSayed Abozaid, Mona Mostafa Aboserea, Safaa Mohammed Metwally and Hanem Ahmed AbElkhalek
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:86
  38. In the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, health service providers (HCPs) suffered from mental health consequences such as depression, anxiety, fear, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The stu...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Somi, Ali Fakhari, Hosein Azizi, Habibeh Barzegar, Sanaz Norouzi, Vahab Aslrahimi and Mostafa Farahbakhsh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:90
  39. To determine the prevalence of workplace violence and related factors in the emergency department staff of Kosar Hospital of Semnan City (Iran) during 2020–2021. This cross sectional study was performed on 202...

    Authors: Shayan Noorullahi, Nilufar Safaie, Mojtaba Soltani-Kermanshahi and Kamyar Mansori
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:82
  40. Rehabilitation programs targeted to patients with substance use disorder (SUD) following successful detoxification constitute a global public health concern. This study aimed to examine the effectiveness of a ...

    Authors: Nahla El Sayed Nagy, Eman Ibrahim Abo Ella, Eman Mohamed Shorab, Mohamed Hossam El-Din Abdel Moneam and Arwa Ahmed Tohamy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:80
  41. The COVID-19 outbreak has infected people all over the world where many clinics are being constructed to diagnose and treat lingering symptoms or long COVID. Neurological and long-term cognitive consequences a...

    Authors: Ahmed Khaled Abd-Elrazzak Omar, Salwa M. A. Dahesh, Doha El-Sayed Ellakwa, Mohamed Kamal Gomaa, Basma Abdulsamad, Rana Hanafy, Hanan G. Al Metwally, Ruqia Nour Edin Mohammad Mohammad, Samar Saleh Badawy, Rabab M. El Saleh, Mohammed E. Abdelhafiz, Abdalla Mohamed Gouda, Showikar Adel Saleh Seada, Marwa M. Amr, Yomna Asar and Roa Gamal Alamrawy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:79
  42. Perinatal depression impacts maternal and fetal health, and exhibits a high rate of continuity postpartum. Not only does it impair the maternal quality of life, it also increases the risk of adverse birth and ...

    Authors: Ola Ali Nassr, Mohammed Mahmood Mohammed and Hind Abdulkhaliq Showman
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:78
  43. Tobacco smoking is considered currently a global public health concern among youth especially school students. There is a scarcity of data about the impact of this global phenomenon in Middle Eastern countries...

    Authors: Heba Hamed ElShahawi, Ghada Refaat Amin, Sherien Ahmed Khalil, Mahmoud Hassan Morsy, Mohamed Gamal Farwiez and Mayar Medhat Nawara
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:87
  44. The COVID-19 pandemic and its social restrictions have affected mental health globally. This systematic review aims to analyze the psychological responses of the general population and its related sociodemogra...

    Authors: Francesca Biondi, Marianna Liparoti, Angelica Lacetera, Pierpaolo Sorrentino and Roberta Minino
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:85

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