Iranian Journal of Psychiatry

Provides articles in psychopathology, biological psychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry, psychopharmacology, social & community psychiatry, epidemiology, child & adolescent psychiatry, psychotherapy, neuropsychiatry, psychology, spiritual therapy , as well as animal studies in psychiatry and psychology.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 4, Fall

An Overview of Pharmacological Approaches for Management and Repair of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to loss of nervous tissue and consequently to catastrophic neurological deficits. Up to now there is no definite treatment available that restores the loss of function to a degree that an independent life can be guaranteed.This...
Appendicitis in a Patient with Psychiatric Problem and Drug Withdrawal Symptoms
Physical disorders can be seen in psychiatric patients. In addition, a delayed diagnosis can cause a serious complication of the physical disorder among such patients. In this report, a case of appendicitis in a psychiatric case with drug withdrawal...
How to Break Bad News: Physicians' and Nurses' Attitudes
Objective: Bad news disclosure is one of the most complex tasks of physicians. Recent evidences indicate that patients' and physicians' attitude toward breaking bad news has been changed since few years ago. The evidence of breaking bad news is different...
Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of Distress Tolerance Scale
Objectives: This study aims to assess the validity and reliability of the Persian version of Simons and Gaher `s Distress Tolerance scale(DTS) by administering it to nicotine dependent students of Tehran University.Method:In a descriptive cross-sectional...
Structural Equation Model to Predict Subjective Quality of Life: A Comparison of Scales with Different Numerical Anchoring
Objective: The main aim of the current survey was to evaluate a hypothesized model on subjective quality of life (SQOL) ,and to survey the role of scale anchoring on satisfaction and dissatisfaction ratings.Method: The sample consisted of 456 volunteering...
Trazodone in Methandone Induced Erectile Dysfunction
Objective: Based on findings of previous studies, those men on Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) have a high prevalence of Erectile Dysfunction(ED), related to hypogonadism and depression. We conducted this study to evaluate the efficacy of Trazodone...
World Health Organization Quality-of-Life Scale (WHOQOL-BREF): Analyses of Their Item Response Theory Properties Based on the Graded Responses Model
Objective: This study has used Item Response Theory (IRT) to examine the psychometric properties of Health-Related Quality-of-Life.Method: This investigation is a descriptive- analytic study. Subjects were 370 undergraduate students of nursing and midwifery...