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  1. As a suicide attempt is an important predictor of suicide in patients with schizophrenia, it is essential to assess risk factors to prevent suicides. This study aimed to assess the clinical factors and reasons...

    Authors: Sonia Shenoy and Samir Kumar Praharaj
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:48
  2. To identify impact of screen time on speech and language development in preschool children. There has been an alarming increase in the use of electronic devices among preschool children despite their potential...

    Authors: Salwa Salem Al Hosani, Ebtihal Ahmed Darwish, Sona Ayanikalath, Ruqaya Saeed AlMazroei, Radwha Saeed AlMaashari and Amer Tareq Wedyan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:47
  3. Students are an essential part and parcel of society, and their mental health, academic achievement, and success are the pillar objectives of a successful educational system. Based on this, students need to be...

    Authors: Karwan Mustafa Saeed, Abas Sharif Ahmed, Zanyar Maqsud Rahman and Niyan Aziz Sleman
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:46
  4. Diabetes patients are at risk of developing mental health comorbidities such as depression and poor quality of sleep. These conditions can affect diabetic management, including glycemic and plasma lipid contro...

    Authors: Jennifer Adjepong Agyekum, Thomas Gyamfi and Kwame Yeboah
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:45
  5. Anxiety disorders comprise some of the most common mental health conditions. This study examined the global and regional burden of anxiety disorders over the last three decades. The study was designed to help ...

    Authors: Syed Fahad Javaid, Ibrahim Jawad Hashim, Muhammad Jawad Hashim, Emmanuel Stip, Mohammed Abdul Samad and Alia Al Ahbabi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:44
  6. Numerous investigations have found that cognitive deficits in COVID-19 survivors may be reversible; hence, early detection is essential. These cognitive deficiencies should be targeted with scaled cognitive th...

    Authors: Hadir E. E. M. Allam, Abd El-Nasser M. Omar, Maha M. Sayed, Amira N. El-Batrawy, Nesreen M. Mohsen, Abdel Gawad Khalifa and Fiby F. Ghobrial
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:43
  7. A widely held belief is that “Medical student syndrome” is frequently experienced by young medical students, that is, they experience the symptoms of the diseases they are studying or fear of having such illne...

    Authors: Huda A. Sherif, Khaled Tawfeeq, Zahraa Mohamed, Lobna Abdelhakeem, Sara H. Tahoon, Mahasen Mosa, Karima Samy, Karema Hamdy, Lamiaa Ellakwa and Salma Elnoamany
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:42
  8. The therapeutic decision toward patients with schizophrenia is very different from one psychiatrist to another when faced with potentially similar clinical symptoms. It depends on many factors that are related...

    Authors: Khadija Benallel, Wafaa Mansouri, Jalal Salim, Roukaya Benjelloun and Mohamed Kadiri
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:41
  9. Diabetes type 2 is a chronic metabolic disease with major physical and health problems that is on the rise. The aim of this study was to evaluate the factors affecting sleep quality in patients with type 2 dia...

    Authors: Naim Sadat Kia, Elham Gharib, Soraya Doustmohamadian, Kamyar Mansori and Elahe Ghods
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:40
  10. Social isolation can be defined as the absence of social interactions, contacts, and relationships with family, friends, and neighbors. According to some studies, social isolation was associated with depressiv...

    Authors: Danah A. Alsadoun, Haneen S. Alotaibi, Amwaj I. Alanazi, Leena A. Almohsen, Njoud N. Almarhoum and Samira Mahboub
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:39
  11. We aim to address the dearth of knowledge regarding general electroconvulsive therapy practice in Oman, by examining and investigating the electroconvulsive therapy practices at all hospitals providing electro...

    Authors: Tamadhir Al-Mahrouqi, Naser Al-Balushi, Saif Al-Hamrashdi and Ahmed Al-Harrasi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:38
  12. Clozapine is a second-generation antipsychotic which is known to have superior efficacy as compared to other antipsychotics. It is particularly used in treatment-resistant schizophrenia (10–30%). However, its ...

    Authors: Mehroosh Roub, Mohammad Maqbool Dar and Shabir Ahmad Dar
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:37
  13. Neuropsychiatric manifestations of lupus (NPSLE) are considered one of the major and most devastating lupus manifestations. The aim of this study was to assess the neuropsychiatric manifestations in systemic l...

    Authors: Dina A. Shahin, Khaled M. F. Hegazy, Mohammed Elsherif, Nagy A. Sayed-Ahmed, Mohamed Elwasify, Eman Helmy, Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek and Samar Tharwat
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:36
  14. The use of oxytocin as a therapy to treat social deficiencies in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is gaining popularity. This study aimed to determine oxytocin nasal spray’s effect in combination with applied b...

    Authors: Afsaneh Karbasi, Safie Shafiezadegan Isfahani, Mohammad R. Maracy and Ali Mohammad Sabzghabaee
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:35
  15. Chronic kidney disease patients on haemodialysis (HD) experience negative consequences in the quality of life (QOL), which is affected by factors such as perceived social support and spirituality/religiosity. ...

    Authors: Waddah Alalmaei Asiri, Anas Ali Hadi Asiri, Ahmed Hussain Almutlaq, Khalid Hussein Almutairi, Abdulelah Eid Alotaibi, Mohammed Saad Alshahrani and Emad Eldin Abdelfattah Hassan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:34
  16. Addiction is a medical condition characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences and is considered a disorder of the brain’s reward system. Exercise addiction (EA) inv...

    Authors: Abdel Nasser Mahmoud Omar, Mohamed Mostafa El Hamady, Shewikar Tawfik El Bakry, Peter Victor Samy and Shorouk Fathi Abd-Elmaksoud
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:33
  17. Engaging adolescents in mental health education programs can markedly improve their knowledge, decrease stigma, and enhance professional help-seeking. Two-step study was carried out. The first step was applied...

    Authors: Amira E. Abd El Salam, Amany M. AbdAllah and Hala A. El Maghawry
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:32
  18. Uric acid plays a pivotal role in the regulation of mood and behavior. The study aimed to elucidate the role of serum uric acid as a biomarker in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder (BAD), ...

    Authors: Nermin Mahmoud Shaker, Doha el Serafi, Riham Hossam E. L.-Din Mahfouz and Mohamed Hossam El-din abd el moneam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:31
  19. Psoriasis is associated with several comorbidities and different psychological disorders including anxiety and depression. Psoriasis may also affect sleep quality and consequently the quality of life. The use ...

    Authors: Ola O. Khalaf, Mohamed M. El-Komy, Dina B. Kattaria and Marwa S. El-Mesidy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:30
  20. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented international health crisis, which has invoked massive consequence on healthcare workers’ mental health and wellbeing. This study aimed to detect the prevalence of anx...

    Authors: Asmaa Sayed, Marwa Ahmed, Inas El Sayed, Saeed Soliman, Karim Ali, Saged Elsherbiney, Alaaelrahman Mahmoud and Samar Fares
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:29
  21. The characteristics of people admitted to psychiatric wards act as one of the indicators of the performance of the service system as a whole. The characteristics of these people and how they are referred to ps...

    Authors: Mehran Zarghami, Narjes Rezaee Roshan and Amirmasoud Taheri
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:28
  22. Internet addiction, insomnia, and depression have a major health concern. The association of these problems can severely affect education, work productivity with negative outcomes for society. Internet addicti...

    Authors: Somaya H. Shaheen, Eman Ahmed Abdullah, Mohammed M. Abdel Razik and Nehal Mostafa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:27
  23. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders by demographic characteristics in elderly people is poorly understood, at least in the northwest of Iran. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of various psychiatric diso...

    Authors: Ali Fakhari, Sepideh Herizchi, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Shahrokh Amiri, Seyed Gholamreza Noorazar, Maryam Mirzajanzade, Habibeh Barzegar, Mostafa Farahbakhsh and Hosein Azizi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:25
  24. Many studies found association between psychosocial factors and suicidal behavior; this association differs from one community to another, and this difference could affect the risk assessment and the managemen...

    Authors: Hend Mostafa El-kholy, Ahmed Abd E L-Rahman Mubarak, Mohamed A. Elheniedy and Fatma Ahmed AL-Deeb
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:24
  25. The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between iron deficiency anemia with restless leg syndrome (RLS) and sleep quality in workers working in a textile factory in Iran. This cross-sectional ...

    Authors: Farahnaz Ghahremanfard, Maryam Rezaei Semnani, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Kamyar Mansori and Daryoush Pahlevan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2023 30:23
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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

  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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

  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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