The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences

The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences publishes articles concerning the bio-psycho-social aspects of mobility, relocation, acculturation, ethnicity, stress situations in war and peace, victimology, and mental health in developing countries. The Israel Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences also publishes book reviews.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, 2005

An Update on Mental Health Services in the West Bank
Abstract: The continuing development of the mental health services provided in the West Bank over the last fifty years is described. The hospital in Bethlehem was supplemented by the first community clinic in 1974, followed by clinics opening up in all...
Child Mental Health Problems in the Gaza Strip
Abstract: This study describes the mental health characteristics of 150 children of 6-13 years of age, who had been referred to different types of services in the Gaza Strip: a community mental health center, five primary health centers and a pediatric...
Children Living under a Multi-Traumatic Environment: The Palestinian Case
Abstract: This paper will focus on some of the most traumatic factors faced by the average Palestinian child during times of war. Unlike most research, which limits the Palestinian child's experience in war to military-related traumatic events, in this...
Editorial: Mental Health Issues in Arab Society
I am honored to be the guest editor of this issue, which discusses mental health issues in Arab societies from different points of view. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time an Israeli journal has dedicated such extensive attention and...
Editorial: Palestinian Psychiatric Association
When I was asked to contribute to this issue of the Israel Journal of Psychiatry I was very pleased to respond as I consider the moment is right to introduce ourselves to our Israeli colleagues. The moment is right for several reasons. First, there is...
Mental Health in Egypt
Abstract: The concepts and management of mental health in Egypt are presented from the Pharaonic era through the Islamic Renaissance until today. Papyri from the Pharaonic period show that Soma and Psyche were not differentiated and mental disorders...
"Plan on the Organization of Mental Health Services in the Occupied Palestinian Territory," Steering Committee on Mental Health
"Plan on the organization of mental health services in the occupied Palestinian territory," Steering Committee on Mental Health Jerusalem, February 2004. 56 pages, mimeoA joint steering committee, consisting of Palestinian and international experts,...
Psychiatry and the Palestinian Population
Abstract: Some key issues pertaining to Palestinian psychiatry are described. Bearing in mind the geographical location and history of the Palestinian population, the development of psychiatry needs to be seen in the context of the Arab world, on the...
Socio-Political Aspects of Mental Health Practice with Arabs in the Israeli Context
Abstract: Since the 1948 establishment of the Israeli state, an event described by Arab peoples as "Al-Nakbah" (catastrophe), the Arab minority in Israel has experienced oppression, trauma and social exclusion; they feel defeated, disempowered and poorer....
The Impact of Social Values on the Psychology of Gender among Arab Couples: A View from Psychotherapy/Commentary
Khawla Abu-Baker, PhDDepartment of Behavioral Science, Emek Yezreel College, IsraelAbstract: Three major psychosocial conditions have an effect upon the establishment of psychological problems within individuals and in the relationship of couples in...
The Psychological Effects of Intifada Al Aqsa: Acute Stress Disorder and Distress in Palestinian-Israeli Students
Abstract: The study assesses the effects of exposure to nationality-related and personal stressful events, threat appraisal and coping strategies on level of distress of Palestinian Israeli students. One hundred forty-eight Palestinian Israeli students...