International Journal of

Depression and AnxietyISSN: 2643-4059

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710040

Implementing the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) to Identify and Refer Adults with Depression

Shelia M. Brooks

Article Type: Project Report | First Published: 2023/07/21

Depression, if left untreated, may lead to an unhealthy physiological and psychological state. At the project site, there was no current assessment for depressive symptoms or subsequent referral of patients for depression, so an evidence-based solution was sought. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to determine if the translation of Patel, et al.’s research utilizing the Patient Health Questionaire-9 (PHQ-9) depression severity tool would impact the number of referrals to a me...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710028

Anxiety Symptomatology and Patterns of Coping amongst Medical Doctors and Nurses in Nigeria during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Online Cross-Sectional Survey

Seb-Akahomen Omonefe J, Okogbenin Esther O, Obagaye Olukunle M, Erohubie Paul O and Aweh Benjamin E

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 31, 2021

The unprecedented global crisis triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic led to a cascade of overwhelming pressure on the healthcare system. Frontline healthcare professionals (HCPs), especially doctors and nurses were confronted with an increased risk of mental disorders, most commonly identified are anxiety disorders. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of anxiety symptomatology amongst doctors and nurses in Nigeria and the effects of the coping pattern of participants on the symptoms of an...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-4059/1710027

The Rise of Anxiety Disorders: Islamic Understanding of Anxiety and Muslim Scholar’s Suggestions to Cope with Distress and Achieve Happiness

Deniz Ecem Şen

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: October 04, 2021

This paper has examined the concept of anxiety, its rise in recent decades, and the relationship between anxiety and religion. To illustrate a unique approach to this emerging problem, we have investigated the Islamic understanding of anxiety and various Muslim scholar’s approach to the term. Since over-thinking and anxiety are universal problems that concern nearly all human beings, this particular subject has been examined by Muslim scholars ranging from Al-Ghazali to Belhî. They tried to s...

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