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  1. The outbreak of coronavirus began in China in December 2019. It became a pandemic and a public health emergency. There have been numerous reports related to post-traumatic stress disorder outbreaks in the COVI...

    Authors: Zahra Karbasi and Parisa Eslami
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:74
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune systemic condition that primarily affects all synovial joints, eventually leading to deformity and clinical disability. Much progress has been made in the evaluation ...

    Authors: Adel Ibrahim Azzam, Mohamed Lamlom and Ahmed Mohamed Khalifa
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:73
  3. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a childhood neurodevelopmental disorder that persists into adulthood. ADHD is a well-known risk factor for substance use disorder (SUD). However, the actual cont...

    Authors: Safeya Effat, Heba Elshahawi, Ghada Refaat, Menan Rabie, Ashraf Nasr and Hanan Elrassas
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:84
  4. Pediatric dentists in Egypt are exposed to chronic stress associated with pediatric dental care. After long years of specialization, training, and practice, they seem to be unsatisfied. An increased prevalence...

    Authors: Mohamed Zayed Radwan and Mahmoud Morsy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:72
  5. Several studies have observed that painful diabetic peripheral polyneuropathy (PDPN) had an impact on the level of functioning domains and quality of sleep as well as cognitive functions. This study is aimed t...

    Authors: Noha M. Abo-Elfetoh, Andrew I. Farag and Romany H. Gabra
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:83
  6. Anxiety and depression are more common among university students than in the general population. It is reported internationally that the COVID-19 pandemic increased the prevalence of anxiety and depression amo...

    Authors: Mustafa Ghanim, Maha Rabayaa, Sameeha Atout, Nihad Al-Othman and Malik Alqub
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:71
  7. To explore the roots of DAMA in the Roozbeh Hospital, an academic mental hospital located in Tehran, Iran, the authors conducted a simple qualitative study. Twenty-four in-depth semi-structured interviews with...

    Authors: Fatemeh Alidoust and Seyyed Taha Yahyavi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:70
  8. Despite the high prevalence of communicational differences, anxiety, and sensory processing difficulties in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), little is known about the nature of their experiences. ...

    Authors: Hekmat Khaledi, Alireza Aghaz, Alireza Mohammadi, Hooshang Dadgar and Gholam Hossein Meftahi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:69
  9. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a major physical and psychological burden on nursing staff who provide patient care in difficult circumstances with persistent exposure to infected p...

    Authors: Marina Adel Gabra, Khaled Abd Elmoez Mohammed, Mohammed Nabil Hegazy and Ahmed Elarabi Hendi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:67
  10. Medical students are at high risk of developing depressive symptoms rather than their age-matched group as medical education is stressful and medical students have psychological and academic stressors. The stu...

    Authors: Heba M. Mohammed, Sara M. Soliman, Ahmed A. Abdelrahman and Ahmed K. Ibrahim
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:66
  11. Late-onset depression is different from early-onset depression in its sociodemographic and clinical characteristics and risk factors. This study aimed to demonstrate the differences in sociodemographic charact...

    Authors: Taher Abdelraheem Sayed, Osama Abd Alreheem Mahmoud and Saber Hadad
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:63
  12. Exposure to violence is associated with psychological distress, mental disorders such as depression, and suicidal behaviour. Most of the studies are conducted in the West, with limited publications from Asia. ...

    Authors: Sheikh Shoib, Sonia Khan, Alaa Baiou, Miyuru Chandradasa, Sarya Swed, Serkan Turan and Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:62
  13. Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit substance globally, in India particularly. In recent times, younger people started abusing cannabis, resulting in academic decline and psychological disorders. Resear...

    Authors: Sripathi Santhosh Goud, M. S. Radhika, Vishal Indla and Nagasaritha Kolli
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:61
  14. The aim of this study was to comparing the complications (depression, anxiety, sleep disorders and sexual dysfunction) of buprenorphine, methadone and opium tincture as an alternative drug treatment in patient...

    Authors: Zahra Bahadori, Nilufar Safaie and Majid Mirmohammadkhani
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:60
  15. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and the affecting factors in the attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) group without iron deficiency. Drug-naive ADHD pat...

    Authors: Seda Kiraz, Arif Çipil and Nurbanu Ergün
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:59
  16. Epilepsy is a prevalent disease worldwide. Executive functions and social cognition are essential in daily living functioning, academic performance, and social adjustment. This study attempts to investigate th...

    Authors: Saber Hadad, Hazem Kamal Ibrahim, Tarek Desoky, Suleiman Muhammad Suleiman and Taher Abdelraheem Sayed
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:58
  17. Opioid use disorders are rising among females. So, there is a need for more recognition of the various factors contributing to this trend in women, to help us to plan effective interventions to this group of p...

    Authors: Amany Haroun El Rasheed, Doha Moustafa Elserafy, Mennatullah Ali Marey and Reem El Sayed Hashem
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:57
  18. Medical interns are at risk of burnout due to several organizational and individual factors. There is scarcity of studies exploring the role of chronic physical illness and job dissatisfaction on burnout exper...

    Authors: Tamadhir Al-Mahrouqi, Hamed Al-Sinawi, Abdullah Al-Ghailani, Naser Al-Balushi, Sachin Jose and Mohammed Al-Alawi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:56
  19. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation showed some evidence for improving symptoms of ADHD along with its relative safety, thus could serve as a treatment strategy or an alternative to stimulant medicati...

    Authors: Nahla Al Sayed Nagy, Ghada Refaat Amin, Sherine Ahmed Khalil, Dalia Abdel Moneim Mahmoud, Hussien Elkholy and Mostafa Shohdy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:55
  20. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disorders of the nervous system whose main manifestations are defects in social interactions, communication, repetitive behaviors, and limited interes...

    Authors: Zahra Khandan Khadem-Reza and Hoda Zare
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:54
  21. Conduct disorder (CD) is a serious and common psychiatric disorder affecting children and adolescents. “Callous-unemotional traits” is a new specifier added to the diagnosis of CD in the DSM-5. The new specifi...

    Authors: Aya Y. Azzam, Mohammad A. Seleem, Sameh A. Saada, Heba A. Mourad and Ahmed A. Mubarak
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:52
  22. Internet addiction is a global phenomenon that has been a topic of great interest to researchers, clinicians, teachers, parents, and community groups. The study aims in determination of the rate of problematic...

    Authors: Reem El Fiky, Mona Mansour, Mohamed Fekry, Mahmoud ElHabiby, Hussien Elkholy and Mahmoud Morsy
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:53
  23. There is a greater incidence of mental health problems among children with hearing impairment compared to controls. A high proportion of children with hearing impairment experience delays in understanding, rec...

    Authors: A. Ghaly, E. Nada, S. Rabie, Y. Ragaey and H. Elkhatib
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:51
  24. Social media addiction has a negative effect on one’s daily lifestyle and impacts one’s physical and psychological health, such as in increased feelings of loneliness. This study examined the prevalence of soc...

    Authors: Huny Bakry, Asma Abdullah Almater, Dalia Mohammed Alslami, Heba Salim Ajaj, Raghad Adel Alsowayan, Asya Fahad Almutairi and Fatmah Almoayad
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:50
  25. Patients with breast cancer have more body image disorders than healthy individuals. The present study aimed to determine the relationship between perceived social support and body image in women with breast c...

    Authors: Zahra Doori, Khadijeh Hekmat, Parvaneh Mousavi, Seyed Mahmood Latifi and Hojatollah Shahbazian
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:49
  26. Emotional intelligence is usually a construct measured in healthy children, now it may be used for relatives of schizophrenia, and considered as trait marker for schizophrenia. Offspring of parents with schizo...

    Authors: Tarek M. K. ElSehrawy, Eman Abo Elela, Ghada A. M. Hassan, Marwa El Missiry, Sohayla Abdel Nabi and Mahmoud Farag Soliman
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:48
  27. Anxiety disorders are a significant factor associated with physician burnout and poor patient care, reported to have a significant frequency among the youth in the Middle East. However, to date, no study has e...

    Authors: Basim AlJahwari, Ahmed AlKamli, Salim Al-Huseini, Moon Fai Chan, Badria AlMahroqi, Muna Al Saadoon, Aamal Ambusaidi, Aishwarya Ganesh and Samir Al-Adawi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:47
  28. Major depression can negatively affect different domains in patients’ psychosexual life. Many females with depression have sexual dysfunction which goes under diagnosed leading to reduced sexual and overall he...

    Authors: Mohamed Fekry Eissa, Marwa Adel Missiry, Karim Farah Wasfy Kamel and Dalia Abdel Moneim Mahmoud
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:43
  29. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had a tremendous effect on individual’s lives worldwide. The pandemic’s significant socioecological impact is one of the many burdens children confront in the current crises...

    Authors: Gellan K. Ahmed, Sayed Mostafa, Khaled Elbeh, Hamdy M. Gomaa and Saeed Soliman
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:42
  30. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder affecting sleep quality and quality of life among women during the perinatal period. The aim of the study is to study the frequency of insomnia and sleep quality amon...

    Authors: Nagla El-Sherbeeny, Ashraf El Tantawy, Omneya Ibrahim, Mona Elsayed, Noha El-Okda and Haydy Hassan
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:41
  31. Clinical training stress may negatively affect nursing students’ academic achievement, clinical performance, learning outcomes, well-being, general health, and quality of life. This study aimed to evaluate the...

    Authors: Manal Mohamed ElKayal and Safaa Mohamed Metwaly
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:40
  32. Vaginismus is a female sexual dysfunction affecting the quality of women and the couple’s relationship. It is considered the main feminine cause of unconsummated marriage in Egypt. The study aims in assessment...

    Authors: Hanan Elrassas, Ahmed Saad, Mohamed Fekry, Hussein Elkholy, Omar Mansour and Lobna Azzam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:39
  33. Pregabalin abuse is increasing worldwide and frequently comorbid with another psychiatric disorders including generalized anxiety, major depression, personality disorders, and suicide. Eighty-three patients me...

    Authors: Abdallah Saad Ibrahim, Reem Hassan Bayomy, Ramadan Abdelbr Hussein, Usama Mahmoud Yousef and Waleed Eleraky Elazab
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:38
  34. Although pregabalin abuse is increasing worldwide and may be associated with increased suicidal ideation and behavior, few studies were done in Egypt searching for the effect of pregabalin on suicide. Eighty-t...

    Authors: Abdallah Saad Ibrahim, Reem Hassan Bayomy, Ramadan Abdelbr Hussein, Usama Mahmoud Yousef and Waleed Eleraky Elazab
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:37
  35. Autism may be one of the pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders, and several studies investigated the frequency of serum anti-ganglioside M1 autoantibodies in children with autism, as possible indicat...

    Authors: Reham Mohammad Raafat Hamed, Magda Ibrahim Ayoub, Mai Abdel Samie and Nancy Nabil Hamam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:36
  36. Early detection of perinatal depression and its cultural determinants could reduce its sequalae on mothers and their babies. This study investigated the prevalence of perinatal depression in Egyptian mothers a...

    Authors: Hanan Elrassas, Ghada Refaat Taha, Alaa El-Din Muhammed Soliman, Sabreen Abd El Kareem Madbole and Dalia Abdel Moneim Mahmoud
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:35
  37. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental conditions in children, and with the coronavirus pandemic, ADHD children now pose obvious challenges. This retros...

    Authors: Nelly R. Abdel Fattah, Amira Mohamed Yousef, Amany Elshabrawy Mohamed and Shimaa Ibrahim Amin
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:34
  38. Some studies have shown that neurological and mental disorders in children with celiac disease are higher than in the general population. The aim of this study is to find frequency of ADHD in celiac patients.

    Authors: Naser Honar, Roya Radanfar, Ahmad Ghanizadeh, Maryam Barkhordarian and Hazhir Javaherizadeh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:33
  39. Tramadol dependence is prevalent across Egypt. The allegation that it can improve sexual function is the main reason for its popularity among young men. This study aims to determine the serum level of testoste...

    Authors: Wafaa Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Mohammed Fawzy, Sarah Abdelsamee Mohammed and Nora Zeidan Abdellah
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:32
  40. Epidemiological studies are necessary to develop diagnostic standards for mental disorders. Therefore, this study investigated the prevalence of anxiety disorders, and its correlation with different substances...

    Authors: Shiva Soraya, Mehri Mahdavi, Mahdieh Saeidi, Ruohollah Seddigh, Sara Nooraeen, Mehrdad Sadri and Amir Jahanian Najafabadi
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:30
  41. Psychological morbidities are high among undergraduate medical students. They experience the transition between pre/para-clinical and clinical training as a stressful period and cope differently. Research from...

    Authors: Sunny Garg, Alka Chauhan, Devesh Sharma, Anchal Sharma and Sanjeet Singh
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:29
  42. The growing worldwide refugee crisis highlights the needs for increased access to mental health services, including in the large urban cities in the Middle East to which refugees are frequently displaced and i...

    Authors: Kate Ellis and F. Jones
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:28
  43. Sleep disturbances among medical staff are common serious entities with devastating consequences. Numerous studies have analyzed the effects of residency on the quality of sleep of the medical trainees in vari...

    Authors: Heba Hendawy, Omar Abdelnaser, Elghonemy Sohair, Shorub Eman, Mayar Nawara and Elkhatib Hossam
    Citation: Middle East Current Psychiatry 2022 29:26

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