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  1. Vaccines remain one of the most effective methods to control infectious diseases; however, COVID-19 vaccines are challenging and novel. Vaccine support is still substantial in general, although vaccination fea...

    Authors: Arazoo Issa Tahir, Dilkhosh Shamal Ramadhan, Ari Ahmed Taha, Rebar Yahya Abdullah, Saad Kazim Karim, Azad Karim Ahmed and Shalaw Faris Ahmed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:46
  2. In recent times, COVID-19 has been recognized as a public health emergency and thus far, most papers published on it are focused only on the clinical characteristics of infected patients. This pandemic has als...

    Authors: Zainab Ifthikar, Saima Sajjad Fakih, Saumy Johnson and Johnson Alex
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:44
  3. Lateness in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) results in significant disability and pressure on affected children and their families. We aimed to detect the preschool children who have high-risk...

    Authors: Amira Mohamed Yousef, Eman H. Roshdy, Nelly R. Abdel Fattah, Randa M. Said, Maha M. Atia, Elham M. Hafez and Amany Elshabrawy Mohamed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:36
  4. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is a significant problem in clinical practice and reason for the lack of functional recovery among depressed patients. Sleep disturbances and poor alertness are common resi...

    Authors: Dusan Kolar and Michael V. Kolar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:42
  5. Blindness has profound consequences for the victim, family, and society. The impact of vision loss on daily life activities could lead to psychological stress. Early treatment of depression may reduce the adde...

    Authors: Rayan Hisham Salaheldin Shazali and Sagad Omer Obeid Mohamed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:34
  6. The incidence rate of suicide has been increased in Iran over the past decades especially in East Azerbaijan Province which there are limited studies on suicide. We aimed to investigate the 12-year trend of su...

    Authors: Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Maryam Nejad Asgari, Vahab Aslrahimi, Azam Hemmati, Ilnaz Iranzad and Hosein Azizi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:32
  7. We aimed to identify the distribution and effective factors of agoraphobic situations and how they relate to panic disorder. We included confirmed 61 patients with agoraphobia in Bozorgmehr Psychiatric Clinic ...

    Authors: Habibeh Barzegar, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Hosein Azizi, Sepideh Aliashrafi, Hossein Dadashzadeh and Ali Fakhari
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:31
  8. The COVID-19 pandemic is taking many lives every day. It affects literally all aspects of life and changes humanity communication tools, mobility, lifestyle, and feasibly their level of perceived stress and de...

    Authors: Zelal Kharaba, Sayer Al-Azzam, Ahmed Alhusban and Khawla Nuseir
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:35
  9. University students use caffeine to cope with stress in spite of its adverse effects. The purpose of this study is to explore caffeine consumption among university students in Saudi Arabia, as well as its corr...

    Authors: Deemah A. AlAteeq, Razan Alotaibi, Raneem Al Saqer, Njoud Alharbi, Maram Alotaibi, Reema Musllet and Rana Alraqibah
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:30
  10. Burnout is defined as a syndrome resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance fro...

    Authors: Sumayah AlJhani, Hatim AlHarbi, Shahad AlJameli, Lama Hameed, Khozama AlAql and Mohammed Alsulaimi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:29
  11. The aim of the present study was to compare the presence of psychiatric disorders in people with hyperthyroidism and euthyroid patients attending the Endocrinology Outpatient Department at the Shri Maharaja Ha...

    Authors: Sheikh Shoib, Javid Ahmad, Manzoor Ahmed Wani, Irfan Ullah, Shah Faisal Ahmad Tarfarosh, Shariq Rashid Masoodi and Rodrigo Ramalho
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:26
  12. Epilepsy has significant effects on the behavior of most people who suffer it. In some cases, the seizure activity itself is manifested as a brief change in behavior that might appear unusual to the casual obs...

    Authors: Khaled A. M. Elbeh, Yasser M. Elserogy, Menna F. Hamid and Romany H. Gabra
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:27
  13. Psychological disorders are common among individuals who experienced COVID-19. Previous studies have shown that females report higher depression and anxiety than males. The present study aims to test the diffe...

    Authors: Eman Hurissi, Ethar Abu-jabir, Amnah Mohammed, Mashael Mahnashi, Sana Alharbi, Ahmad Alharbi, Ahmed Alnaami, Essam Alameer, Anwar Alahmar and Abdulaziz Alhazmi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:33
  14. Study of cortisol levels in patients with ADHD in correlation with aggressive behaviors associated with ADHD has received limited research attention. This factor is essential for comprehending the psychopathop...

    Authors: Reem H. El Ghamry, Mona M. Mohamed, Hanan M. Azzam, Mahmoud M. Elhabiby, Haytham M. Hasan, Adel F. Hashish, Mohammed M. Elhamshary and Doaa M. H. Barakat
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:25
  15. Autism is not a discreet condition and those families members with autistic propend are more likely to display autistic symptoms with a wide range of severity, even below the threshold for diagnosis of autism ...

    Authors: Shimaa Ibrahim Amin and Ghada Mohamed Salah EL-Deen
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:24
  16. To date, researchers do not fully understand what the aetiology of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is. As a neurotrophin, the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) contributes to the growth ...

    Authors: Reem El Ghamry, Mona El-Sheikh, Marwa Abdel Meguid, Safi Nagib and Dina Aly El Gabry
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:22
  17. Coronavirus has affected more than 100 million people. Most of these patients are hospitalized in isolation wards or self-quarantined at home. A significant percentage of COVID-19 patients may experience psych...

    Authors: Amany Elshabrawy Mohamed and Amira Mohamed Yousef
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:28
  18. Externalizing behaviors are common in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study was aiming to investigate the perceived parenting attitudes in children with ADHD and their corre...

    Authors: Hanan Azzam, Haytham Hasan, Mahmoud Elhabiby, Reem El Ghamry, Mona Mansour and Mohammed Elhamshary
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:18
  19. Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects about 1% of the US population, with an extensive impact on patients’ health and their risk of later developing comorbidities from treatment. While literature on the sid...

    Authors: Ashish Sarangi, Sabiha Armin, Aurelio Vargas, Victoria M. Chu, Kristen Fain and Jessica Nelson
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:17
  20. The coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic has wreaked havoc on healthcare staff and caused serious psychological distress. We aimed to determine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health o...

    Authors: Saifur Rahman Chowdhury, Tachlima Chowdhury Sunna, Dipak Chandra Das, Humayun Kabir, Ahmed Hossain, Sabbir Mahmud and Shakil Ahmed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:23
  21. The COVID-19 Life Events-Anxiety Inventory (C-19LAI) is a newly developed tool and the only Arabic tool for assessing and measuring anxiety related to different life events during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ai...

    Authors: Omaima Refat Elsayed Madkor, Khalid E. Elsorady, Dina H. Abdelhady, Passant AbdulJawad and Dina Aly El Gabry
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:21
  22. Given its global spread, the COVID-19 virus infection itself may be experienced as a traumatic and stressful event among survivors. The post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) among those surviving the disease w...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelghani, Mervat S. Hassan, Maha E. Alsadik, Ahmed A. Abdelmoaty, Amira Said and Samar A. Atwa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:20
  23. Risperidone has been reported to be effective in treating both the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia, aggression, and behavioral disorders. While the metabolic side effect profile of this medicat...

    Authors: Ashish Sarangi, Zachary Mkhantar and Preston Weaver
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:13
  24. Mental health sufferings due to the COVID-19 pandemic were reported in many countries worldwide. However, there is a lack of a validated Arabic tool to measure stress related to this pandemic in the Arab count...

    Authors: Adel S. Abbady, Abdel-Hady El-Gilany, Fathy A. El-Dabee, Adel M. Elsadek, Mahmoud ElWasify and Mohamed Elwasify
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:14
  25. More attention has recently targeted families of children with chronic kidney diseases displaying depressive symptoms and major psychosocial burden due to the long-standing nature of the illness and its alarmi...

    Authors: Dalia Abdel Moneim Mahmoud, Ahmed Saad, Yasmine Hassan Abdelhamid and Yomna El Hawary
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:12
  26. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neuropsychological disorders that affects children, adolescents, and adults. Dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HP...

    Authors: Esraa Yahia Kholif, Salwa Mohamed Awad, Nasr Mohamed Attia, Ziyad Essam Tawhid and Mahmoud Elwasify
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:11
  27. Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, impacting 2.1 million women each year. The aim of the study is to determine prevalence of sleep disorders among patients with breast cancer, its correlati...

    Authors: Romany H. Gabra and Doaa F. Hashem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:10
  28. Suicidal ideations were reported in many studies among patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); this study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with current suicidal ideations among...

    Authors: Mohammad Gamal Sehlo, Usama Mahmoud Youssef and Hayam Mohammed El-Gohari
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:9
  29. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental disorder affecting millions of people. Its onset and peak are during late teens making university students a priority target. Medical student perhaps is a...

    Authors: Taqi Mohammed Jwad Taher, Shaymaa Abdul Lateef Al-fadhul, Ali A. Abutiheen, Hasanain Faisal Ghazi and Naeem Shami Abood
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:8
  30. The control measures during COVID-19 such as curfew, lockdown, and social distancing had observed differences in controlling the spread of the disease around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; however, they might co...

    Authors: Ghada Moh Samir Elhessewi, Fatmah Almoayad, Samira Mahboub, Anwar Mohammed Alhashem and Lamiaa Fiala
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:7
  31. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is influencing all segments of society, including youth. Although the physical complaints in the time of COVID-19 are broadly-studied, a paucity of research targeted psy...

    Authors: Roa Gamal Alamrawy, Noha Fadl and Asmaa Khaled
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:6
  32. Musculoskeletal pain syndrome (MPS) is one of the modern diseases. Musculoskeletal pain (MP) may develop at any age and impact physical and mental health. This study aimed to evaluate the association between a...

    Authors: Elham Zarean, Asma Azadeh, Habib Pirali, Behzad Doroushi, Atieh Edrisi, Ali Ahmadi, Alireza Baharizadeh and Samaneh Torkian
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:5
  33. Coronavirus disease 2019 is an emerging respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus effect on 10-20% of total healthcare workers and was first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. This study was de...

    Authors: Mohammed Goda Elbqry, Fatma Mohmed Elmansy, Abeer Ezzat Elsayed, Bassam Mansour, Ashraf Tantawy, Maged Bahi Eldin and Haydy Hassan Sayed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:4
  34. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders. In DSM-IV, the diagnostic criteria of autism consisted of three domains: impairment in social interaction, communication d...

    Authors: Mona Reda, Nagwa A. Meguid, Ola M. Eid, Fatma Hussein and Dina Y. Elalfy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:3
  35. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe psychiatric disorder with multiple psychopathological domains; so studying the correlation of clinical or behavioral data with underlying structural and functi...

    Authors: Aref A. Khoweiled, Yasmin Gaafar, Shirin M. El Makawi, Reham M. Kamel and Doaa R. Ayoub
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2021 28:2
  36. The impact of COVID-19 towards psychology and mental health is anticipated to be significant and may affect the population disproportionately, especially adolescent as the vulnerable category. We aimed to anal...

    Authors: Gilbert Sterling Octavius, Felicia Rusdi Silviani, Alicya Lesmandjaja, Angelina and Andry Juliansen
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:72
  37. People’s perceptions of pandemic-associated risk are key factors contributing to increased public participation in disease preventive measures. The aim of the study was to investigate risk perceptions regardin...

    Authors: Mahmoud Abdel Hameed Shahin and Rasha Mohammed Hussien
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:71
  38. Physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic are working under relentless stress. This study aimed to identify the impact of the perceived fears of COVID-19 virus infection on the quality of life and the emergence ...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelghani, Hayam M. El-Gohary, Eman Fouad and Mervat S. Hassan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:70
  39. With the increasing efforts to a better understanding of psychiatric diseases, detection of brain morphological alterations is necessary. This study compared two methods—voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and regio...

    Authors: Somayyeh Seyedi, Raheleh Jafari, Ali Talaei, Shahrokh Naseri, Mahdi Momennezhad, Maliheh Dadgar Moghaddam and Hossein Akbari-Lalimi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:69
  40. Female sexual pain is a complex multifactorial condition. Most of researches have focused on underlying biomedical factors. Although psychological, psychiatric, and relational factors have been studied as poss...

    Authors: M. R. Soltan, T. A. Abdel Raheem, S. S. Soliman, N. M. Saleh and B. H. Khatery
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:51
  41. Adolescence is associated with rapid changes in behavioral patterns which affect the functioning of the person in adulthood. The purpose of this research was to study the emotional and behavioral problems of 9...

    Authors: Naeimeh Tayebi, Shahrzad Yektatalab and Marzieh Akbarzadeh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:67
  42. There is limited data related to how psychiatrists actually choose amongst different medications, especially in Egypt. Our aim was to survey a sample of psychiatrists regarding common patterns of antipsychotic...

    Authors: Samir Abolmagd, Dina Aly El-Gabry, Hussien Elkholy and Karim Abdel Aziz
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:52
  43. Eating disorders are common in adolescents. Data on occurrence rates, sociodemographic correlates, and risk factors in Egyptian population are needed along with better screening tools to inform future research...

    Authors: Walaa Sabry, Naglaa ElMahlawy, Heba Essawy, Gamalat Al-Saleet, Mohamed Saad and Mahmoud Morsy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2020 27:66

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