International Journal of Depression and Anxiety is an open access, peer-reviewed, the multidisciplinary journal focusing on effective treatments for those patients experiencing panic attacks, anxiety attacks, phobia, and social phobia. The journal gathers various key symptoms of depression and anxiety and tries adapting new conventional methods in the rehabilitation of the disease.
Journal focus on the clinical and management aspects of anxiety and depression, the two of the most common mental health concerns in our society. The Journal publishes all types of articles such as research, reviews, cases, communications, etc., in the field of depressive, mood and anxiety disorders and their management. The journal is invited for contributions including but not limited to the topics of anxiety disorders, arithmomania, atypical depression, bipolar disorder, catatonic depression, depressive disorder, dysthymia, feeling, gerontophobia, hepatitis C, interferon therapy, interpersonal rejection, melancholia, mental and behavioral disorders, mood, nutritional deficiencies, panic disorder, postpartum depression, psychomotor retardation, sadness, upset, etc. All published articles are accepted after peer review process by highly qualified, expert reviewers to meet the objectives of the standard scientific publication.
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Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJDA-2017/1710012
Mahdod Eftekar, MD, FRACGP, FRANZCP
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: April 13, 2019
Liver transplant candidates undergo multiple stressors due to the complexity of the medical, social and psychological circumstances about the transplantation. These stressors may predispose candidates to psychiatric disorders or acopic responses. Authors looked at the medical documents of 43 transplant candidates referred from Jan 2015 to May 2018 retrospectively. The biopsychosocial stressors extracted from the psychiatrist and social worker's notes....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJDA-2017/1710011
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: March 29, 2019
Understanding the physical basis for mediating personal integration constitutes an important domain of investigation for physical and mental health. Among its singular determinants are behavioral influences that plastically shape integration through motor plans and executed movements, and which also fundamentally contribute to cognition. A key requirement of the motor plan is that of framing motions in the context of an agent, where the body is appropriated as an origin of action emergence. Embo...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJDA-2017/1710010
Alejandro Arnaldo Barroso Martinez, PhD
Article Type: LETTER TO EDITOR | First Published: March 22, 2019
Depression is characterized by persistent sadness, accompanied by an inability to carryout daily activities, feelings of worth lessness, guilt, or hopelessness, and thoughts of self-harm. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. Especially when long-lasting or severe intensity, depression may be come a serious health condition. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide. Depression is treatable with psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy, antidepressant med...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710009
Kasapoglu Aksoy M, Aykurt Karlibel I, Dulger S and Altan L
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 12, 2018
The objective of the current study was to assess the impact of sleep quality on pain sensitivity and depressive symptoms in the elderly. In this cross-sectional analytical design study a total of 78 patients (65-85 years) with good general health status and 44 young (30-50 years) healthy volunteers were included. All subjects assessed by Pittsburg sleep quality index (PSQI), pain pressure threshold (PPT) and geriatric depression scale (GDS)....
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710008
Hamid Razavian, Sara Mohammadi Sepah V, Hadi Zare and Ali Mohammadi Sepahvandi
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 07, 2018
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the possible relation between dental patient's state anxiety, demographic factors and past experience of treatments with their trait anxiety in patients undergoing root canal treatments (RCT). 60 patients participated in this study. A single molar was treated in every patient. At their first visit, patients were asked to fill out a questionnaire about their demographic and educational status as well as a Persian version of STAI-T (Spielberger Trait Anxie...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710007
Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: November 16, 2018
Frontal brain tumors often cause psychiatric disorders related to the functions of the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex expresses cognitive functions, which are superior functions concerning personality, conception, planning, ability to manage social relations. The dorsolateral part of the prefrontal cortex, if damaged, causes a depressive symptomatology, consisting of apathy, mood reduction and other symptoms. Kleist defined depression secondary to brain tumors, pseudodepression syndrom...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710006
William J Maloney
Article Type: Short Commentary | First Published: October 26, 2018
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic which is used in powdered or liquid form. A number of individuals have abused this drug or have been instrumental in others using this drug as a "date-rape" drug. Abuse of ketamine can result in a number of systemic manifestations including gastrointestinal issues, depression, and respiratory problems and amnesia. Serious debilitating urinary tract symptoms are also seen frequently in those individuals who abuse ketamine. Ketamine, Anesthetic, Phencyclidine,...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710005
Alessandro Greco and Anna Destefani
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 19, 2018
Interest in the interaction between electromagnetic fields and biological systems is constantly growing. Among these, excellent results have been achieved in psychiatrics using transcranial magnetic stimulation. However, very little is known of the effects of electromagnetic fields at low frequencies and intensities (ELF-EMF) on the psychological state of subjects given non focused total body treatment. This was one of the reasons for the decision to observe the effects of ELF-EMF treatment on t...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJDA-2017/1710004
Konstantinos Argyropoulos, Aikaterini Saropoulou and Eleni Jelastopulu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 12, 2018
Depression is the most frequent cause of emotional suffering on late life. The purpose of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of depression and to assess possible under-diagnosis of depressive symptoms in the elderly. A cross-sectional study was conducted among the members of the open day care centers for older people in the municipality of Pella, North Greece. A questionnaire was developed to collect basic demographic data, including three questions from the "European Health Interv...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/IJDA-2017/1710003
Haleh Heizomi, Hamid Allahverdipour, Shahrzad Bazargan Hejazi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Anaheed Shirazi
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: October 11, 2018
1) To assess the role of life satisfaction, happiness, hopefulness, and self-efficacy, on perceived stress and PWB among a sample of female high school 9th graders in Tabriz, Iran; 2) To assess direct and indirect relationships of life satisfaction, happiness, hopefulness, and self-efficacy with PWB in the sample, considering the mediator role of perceived stress under a conceptual model. This was a cross-sectional study of 289 randomly-selected ...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710002
Linsu Thomas, Sailaxmi Gandhi and Jithin Thomas Parel
Article Type: Systematic Review | First Published: August 24, 2018
Women may go through a wide range of emotional experiences during pregnancy and the year following birth. In some cases it can result in depressive symptoms which need treatment and supportive interventions. Interventions like individual psychotherapy and counseling with an exploratory, participative approaches were most commonly practiced in low- and middle-income (LAMI) countries. The aim of this study is to investigate systematically the evide...
Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijda-2017/1710001
Vyjayanthi Subramanian and Prashanth Mayur
Article Type: Case Series | First Published: August 23, 2018
Traumatic events are a precursor for not only post traumatic stress disorder but also obsessive compulsive disorder, which tend to have a generally better outcome and response to interventions. Such cases have not been described from an Indian sub-continental background....
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