Journal of Psychology, Neuropsychiatric disorders and Brain Stimulation


  • Research article - Medical Published: Jul 18, 2016

    Depression Correlated Higher with Functional Impairment of Chronic Pain than Pain Severity in Both Veterans with and without PTSD

    Several studies have examined the correlation of either Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression to chronic pain and disability and yielded varying and sometimes contradicting results. The objective of this study was to investigate this correlation and the possible additive effect of PTSD and depression on pain and functional disability.

    -Jose A. Ribas-Roca, Nagy A. Youssef, and Srinivas Pyati

  • Review article - Medical Published: May 13, 2016

    Is Conduct of Research in Electroconvulsive Therapy Ethical?

    Controversy surrounding ECT creates skepticism about the ethics of conducting ECT research. This paper discusses the ethical conduct of clinical research and then focus on the ethics as applied to ECT. Methods: PubMed was searched for articles related to the ethical conduct of research and that of ECT research published…

    -Nagy A. Youssef and W. Vaughn McCall

  • Medical image - Medical Published: Mar 09, 2016

    Dermatological Lichenification Follow Clean-contamination Obsession: A Clinical Image

    The patient is a 29 year-old married woman with the history of obsessions and compulsions, which were predominantly related to worry about contamination and washing from past ten years. She was preoccupied with contamination thoughts; she spent the majority of time on washing herself or cleaning various household subjects. She…

    -Reza Bidaki, Fateme Alavi, Narges Ghanei

  • Editorial - Medical Published: Sep 22, 2015

    Brain Stimulation the 21st Century Speciality

    The field of brain stimulation is a growing branch of psychiatry. Some have attempted to delineate the characteristics of the ECT psychiatrists. Stelka proposed the term interventional psychiatry to encompass all somatic therapies in psychiatry, following the model of interventional cardiology and other medical specialities; in a response to this…

    -Emad Sidhom, Nagy A. Youssef

  • Review article - Medical Published: Jul 20, 2015

    Mindfulness in Mental Health: A Critical Reflection

    Mindfulness derives from Buddhist practice and is fundamentally concerned with the development of present moment awareness. It is arguably one of the fastest growing areas of mental health research with the last decade witnessing a tenfold increase in the number of published scientific papers concerning the applications of mindfulness in…

    -William V. Gordon, Edo Shonin, and Mark D.Griffiths