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April 21, 2020

Rethinking psychological crisis intervention for frontline medical staff during COVID-19

Medical staff in China experienced severe psychological stress during COVID-19. On February 9 2020, I was sent to Wuhan for maintaining the mental health of the staff. I believe the following points should be focused on when psychological crisis interventions are carried out.The first is to quickly and directly understand...

April 03, 2020

Ruminative Thinking and Mindfulness Among Patients with Depression

Depression is one most prevalent psychiatric disorder affecting 350 million individuals worldwide, it has a negative consequence on quality of life, occupational, family and social abilities. Depressive individuals tended to ruminate in order to find answers to solve their problems and prevent future mistakes and failures. In contrast, ruminative thinking increases negative mood and exacerbates depression...

March 11, 2020

Mortality in Elderly Schizophrenic Patients: An Innovative Appraise

Researchers have consistently reported that people with mental disorders have elevated mortality compared with the general population. In Iran there are not systematic psychiatric case registers that could allow us to study precisely the mortality of psychiatric patients. The aim of the current study was to determine the mortality rate and clinical profile of death in a group of non-western chronic elderly schizophrenic patients...

March 11, 2020

Improvement of Deficit Syndrome by Escitalopram: A Local Pilot Study

The negative symptoms of schizophrenia remain a major clinical trouble against available therapeutic treatments. Escitalopram is known as the most selective SSRI with minimal effects on nor epinephrine and dopamine neuronal uptake. The purpose of present trial is to assess the influence of escitalopram on negative symptoms of schizophrenia....

March 09, 2020

The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence with Obesity and Some Associated Factors in Children Girls

Obesity, as a serious health challenge, is a leading cause of several chronic diseases, and decreasing the quality of life. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence with obesity and some associated factors in children girls....

February 20, 2020

Psychosocial Recommendations in Upper Extremity Allotransplantation

Psychosocial factors are acknowledged as important variables in the outcome of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA). After the first international meeting dedicated to psychosocial aspects of VCA, named the Chauvet Workshop, a survey was sent to all teams involved in Upper Extremity Transplantation (UET) to determine which psychiatric conditions were considered absolute versus relative contraindications...

January 31, 2020

Social Support Ameliorate Depressive Symptoms in Left-Behind Children in Rural China: Across-Sectional Study

Being left-behind is one of explanations for depressive symptom occurrence in left-behind children (LBC) in rural areas. Social environment, school, community could also impact their personality growth and mental health. However, the amelioration effect of social support is not clearly and substantively confirmed...

January 05, 2020

Effects of Constant Light on the Behavioral Parameters in Rats

Light pollution is one of the most rapidly increasing types of environmental degradation, especially in the hospital ward and ICUs. Exposure to constant light (LL) condition disrupts circadian rhythms in behavioral, physiological and endocrinal processes. Whether melatonin can reverse those disruptions remains unclear...

November 28, 2019

Creative Arts Therapies in a Masters’ Degree Course in Mental Health Nursing

Creative Arts therapies are a collective term for art therapy, music therapy, play therapy, drama therapy and dance therapy. Creative Art therapy sessions can be integrated in courses concerning mental health...

November 07, 2019

Heterogeneity of Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) as Characterized by Brain Perfusion Techniques. Towards New Ways of Syndrome Characterization

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) syndrome is an autoimmune condition that affects the way that blood cells in humans bind together. Though the cause of APS is unclear, researchers believe that many factors have an impact on developing this pathological condition...

September 04, 2019

The Transdiagnostic Nature of Social Anhedonia: Review of Recent Research Findings Using the ACIPS

The present mini-review outlines recent research on social anhedonia using the Anticipatory and Consummatory Interpersonal Pleasure Scale (ACIPS). The research is presented in the context of understanding the significance of social anhedonia. Future directions for research and possible treatment implications are provided...

June 06, 2019

Support of Public Health Nurse for Mothers with Child-Rearing Anxiety-Focus on the Contents of Child-Rearing Anxiety and Their Factors

The present study aims to review the contents of child-rearing anxiety in a low birthrate society with reference to the earlier literatures and also examine a future support method for mothers by clarifying support contents of public health nurse for mothers with child-rearing