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. 7, No. 1, Winter

Assessment of Defense Styles and Mechanisms in Iranian Patients Suffering from Obsessive Compulsive or Panic Disorders versus Normal Controls Using Persian Version of Defense Style Questionnaire-40
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare defense styles and mechanisms in adult patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder (PD) with normal subjects in Iran .Methods: Defensive patterns of 22 patients with...
Evaluation of Dream Content among Patients with Schizophrenia, Their Siblings, Patients with Psychiatric Diagnoses Other Than Schizophrenia, and Healthy Control
Objective: Schizophrenia is a chronic psychotic disorder with unknown etiology that causes cognitive impairment, affecting thinking, behavior, social function, sleep and dream content. This study considered the dream content of patients with schizophrenia,...
Evaluation of Mental Health and Related Factors among Patients with Beta-Thalassemia Major in South East of Iran
Objective: Beta-thalassemia major (ß-TM) is a chronic, genetic and hematological disorder. Children and teenagers with chronic physical illnesses exemplified by thalassemia are vulnerable to emotional and behavioral problems. The aim of this study was...
Photoanthropometric Study of Dysmorphic Features of the Face in Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Objective: Childhood autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interactions, verbal and non-verbal communication and by a pattern of stereotypical behaviors and interests. The aim of this study was to estimate the...
The Efficacy of Metacognitive Therapy on Patients Suffering from Pure Obsession
Objective: The present study aimed to examine the efficacy of metacognitive therapy in treatment of patients with pure obsession.Method: Six patients suffering from pure obsession were selected using purposeful sampling method and were included after...
The Relationship between Attention/Vigilance and Symptom Severity in Schizophrenic Patients
Objective: In schizophrenia, neurocognitive functions are one to two standard deviations below the normal controls and these deficits have a significant relationship with overall functioning and poor outcome. According to this fact, it is important to...
The Relationship between Severity of Premenstrual Syndrome and Psychiatric Symptoms
Objective: Premenstrual syndrome is a common disorder experienced by up to 50% of women during reproductive age. The prevalence of severe form of PMS (PMDD) is 3 % to 8%. Psychiatric disorders in PMS patients have resulted in significant morbidity and...
Topiramate versus Valproate Sodium as Adjunctive Therapies to a Combination of Lithium and Risperidone for Adolescents with Bipolar I Disorder: Effects on Weight and Serum Lipid Profiles
Objective: To compare the effects of topiramate versus valproate sodium as an add-on therapy to a combination of lithium and risperidone (Li+Ris) on body weight and serum lipid profile in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder.Methods: In a single-blind...