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. 4, No. 3, Summer

A Randomized Open Label Comparison of the Effects of Risperidone and Haloperidol on Sexual Function
Objective: Sexual dysfunction in patients who take antipsychotics causes a decline in their quality of life and medication acceptance. Considering the restrictions in cross sectional design of many earlier researches, we used a clinical trial aimed at...
Comorbidity of Anxiety Disorders and Substance Abuse with Bipolar Mood Disorders and Relationship with Clinical Course
Objective: Patients with bipolar mood disorder constitute a relatively large number of individuals hospitalized in psychiatric hospitals. This disorder is highly co-morbid with other psychiatric disorders and may effect their clinical course. The goal...
Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Mothers of Children with ADHD Compared to the Control Group
Objective: Attention deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder is a common psychiatric disorder with an early onset. Investigation reveals that mothers of children with ADHD higher levels of depressive and anxiety symptomatology than do mothers of comparison children....
Group Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Supportive Art and Sport Interventions on Bam Earthquake Related Post Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Children: A Field Trial
Objective: The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of psychological therapies and art/sport supportive interventions separately, and in combination on post traumatic stress symptoms in children and compare them with a control group...
Prevalence of Suicide Ideation, Attempts and the Associated Factors among a Sample of Iranian Population in South Part of the Country: A Population Based Study
Objective: Suicide represented 1.8% of the total global burden of disease in 1998 and it will increase to 2.4% in 2020. We performed a cross sectional study to assess the prevalence of suicide ideation, attempt and its associated factors.Method: We designed...
Psychiatric Comorbidity and Quality of Life in Patients with Dermatologic Diseases
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in patients with dermatologic disease and its relationship to the patients' quality of life.Method: This study was cross-sectional. A total of 414 patients with...
Psychological Stressors and Burden of Medical Conditions in Older Adults: A Psychosomatic Approach
Objective: In geriatric practice, the impact of psychological distress on health status has been undermined due to ageism, atypical presentation and less tendency to report negative affect among elderly people. Few studies have examined the impact of...
Psychometric Analysis of the Short-Form Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire in Undergraduate Nurse Students
Objective: The main purpose of this study was to validate the short-form of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ) Scale among Iranian undergraduate students.Method: A total of 250 nurse undergraduate students participated in this study....