Anxiety, Depression, and Their Contributing Factors among Nurses Infected with COVID-19 in Iran: A Cross-sectional Study

Amir Hossein Behnoush; Navid Ahmadi; Mehrdad Mozafar; Seyed Peyman Mirghaderi; Alireza Jafari Azad; Amirmasoud Kazemzadeh Houjaghan; Ghazal Behzad; Negin Abiri Jahromi; Shabnam Zahirian; Elham Bazmi; Zahra Khazaeipour

Volume 24, Issue 2 , 2022

  Background: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic is a great challenge among healthcare workers, especially nurses, due to their more frequent and closer contact with patients. Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate anxiety, depression, and their causes among nurses with COVID-19 infection ...  Read More

Effect of medicinal syrup made from silkworm cocoon on mixed anxiety-depression disorder: A triple-blind randomized clinical trial

Yahya Zeinalpour; Mahdi Kabiri; Roja Rahimi; Rahim khalilzadeh; Mehrdad Karimi

Volume 23, Issue 12 , 2021

  OBJECTIVE: Silkworm cocoon produced by silkworms with the scientific name of Bombyx mori L. is a well-known medicinal agent mainly composed of proteins. This study was designed to assess the efficacy of syrup made from this natural agent on mild to moderate depression. METHODS: The study was conducted ...  Read More

Social Mental Health during COVID-19 Pandemic in Iran: A Cross-sectional Study among the General Population of Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran

Maliheh Dadgarmoghaddam; Mona Najaf Najafi; Alireza Ebrahimi; Ali Talaei; Neshat Najafnajafi; AmirAli Moodi Ghalibaf

Volume 23, Issue 11 , 2021

  Background: The potential impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic on social mental health has become a great concern, and the current situation can cause different mental disorders. Objectives: According to the importance of mental health, this study was conducted to evaluate the mental health status ...  Read More

The Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Patients: The Effectiveness of Emotion-Focused Therapy on Post- Traumatic Stress and Depression

Masoud Sadeghi; Zahra Moradi; Fatemeh Ershadi

Volume 23, Issue 10 , 2021

  Background: At the end of 2019, the world faced a phenomenon that plunged all human beings into extreme fear and anxiety. A new type of coronavirus began to spread among people around the world, and this was the beginning of one of the greatest pandemics and its problems in the world. Objectives: The ...  Read More

Efficacy of Escitalopram in Pain, Anxiety, and Depressive Symptoms of Patients with Breast Cancer: A Randomized Single-Blind Controlled Trial

Novin Nikbakhsh; Zohreh Hasani; Alireza Azizi; Ebrahim Zabihi; Atefeh Ghanbari; Razieh Salehian; Sussan Mouodi

Volume 23, Issue 7 , 2021

  Background: Pain, anxiety, and depression are common but often neglected problems in patients with cancer. Objectives: Considering the importance and impact of anxiety and depression as common psychiatric symptoms in people with cancer, the present study aimed to assess the effectiveness of escitalopram ...  Read More

Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Meta-Worry and Neuropsychological Functions among Patients with Depression

Mahboobeh Majdi; Maryam Bakhtiyari; Reza Rostami; Abbas Masjedi Arani; Mohsen Saberi

Volume 23, Issue 2 , 2021

  Background: Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is recommended as an effective treatment for both major depressive disorder (MDD) and treatment-resistant depression. Objectives: According to the possible impact of rTMS on cognitive psychological characteristics, this study aimed to determine ...  Read More

Evaluating the Effect of Planned Online Video Visitations on Anxiety and Depression of Patients at Open Heart Intensive Care Unit: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Hossein Shahdosti; Seyed Reza Mazlom; Saeed Vaghee; Shahram Amini

Volume 22, Issue 7 , 2020

  Abstract   Background: Anxiety and depression are among the most important and common problems in patients admitted to the intensive care unit open-heart (ICU-OH). While the family plays a vital supportive role in decreasing these complications, patients are deprived of this supportive source ...  Read More

Antidepressant Effects of a Reformulated Traditional Tablet

Sara Zakerin; Homa Hajimehdipoor; Seyed Alireza Mortazavi; Masoumeh Sabetkasaei; Rasool Choopani; Shirin Fahimi

Volume 22, Issue 2 , 2020

  Background: Herbal medicines are preferred over chemical medications for a wide range of mental disorders such as depression. "Monzej-e soda" is a polyherbal combination that has been used in Iranian traditional medicine for several years to cure different mood disorders with similar signs to depression. ...  Read More

Evaluation of Antidepressant, Antianxiolytic, and Antioxidant Effects of Echium amoenum L. Extract on Social Isolation Stress of Male Mice

Nasrin Abdol; Mahbubeh Setorki

Volume 22, Issue 1 , 2020

  Background: One of the most important herbal remedies in Iran is Echium amoenum L. It has been used in traditional Iranian pharmaceutical formulations and has provided an interesting area of research for various drug activities. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the antidepressant ...  Read More

Antidepressant and Anxiolytic Effect of Echium amoenum in Restraint Stress Model: The Role of Neuroinflammation in the Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus

Mohammad Nouri; Fereshteh Farajdokht; Mohammadali Torbati; Fatemeh Ranjbar; Sanaz Hamedyazdan; Saeed Sadigh-Eteghad; Mostafa Araj-Khodaei

Volume 21, Issue 10 , 2019, Pages 1-14

  Background: Echium amoenum (E. amoenum) is an Iranian medicinal plant with mood-enhancing effects.Objectives: This study was designed to investigate the effect of standardized E. amoenum hydroalcoholic extract on restraint stress (RS)-evoked anxiety- and- depressive-like behaviors in mice.Methods: This ...  Read More

Antidepressant and Anxiolytic Effects of Geraniol in Mice: The Possible Role of Oxidative Stress and Apoptosis

Alireza Majdi; Seyed Hojjat Hosseini; Mehrdad Roozbeh; Alireza Mohammadi

Volume 21, Issue 6 , 2019, Pages 1-9

  Background: Depression is a severe mental disorder. Current antidepressants are effective in only one-half to one-third of the patients. Besides, these medications might bring about adverse effects. Therefore, the need for newer anti-depressant medications or complementary compounds is utterly felt.Objectives: ...  Read More

The Protective Effect of Hydroalcoholic Extract of the Southern Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum capillus-veneris) on the Depression and Anxiety Caused by Chronic Stress in Adult Male Mice: An Experimental Randomized Study

Jafar Ahmadpoor; Saeid Valipour Chahardahcheric; Mahbubeh Setorki

Volume 21, Issue 3 , 2019, Pages 1-8

  Background: Antioxidant compounds are novel approaches in the treatment of neurological disorders.Objectives: The purpose of this study was to examine the antidepressant and anxiolytic effects of the hydroalcoholic extract of Adiantum capillus-veneris (rich in flavonoids with antioxidant properties) ...  Read More