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OBJECTIVE Assessment of cognitive functions among obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) patients would help in understanding the neurobiology and brain areas involved in that disorder. The objective of this work was to study the cognitive dysfunction in OCD patients and to identify its correlation with both the clinical picture and the severity of the(More)
A random sample of 100 new patients referred consecutively to the psychiatric hospital was assessed using the Arabic translation of the PSE. An abstract form was designed to include all PSE scores as well as the necessary extra data to make ICD-9, ICD-10, and DSM-III-R diagnoses. Kappa correlation was calculated for inter-rater and intra-rater reliability.(More)
CT of the brain was carried out in 43 chronic schizophrenics of more than 5 years' duration and less than 60 years of age, and 39 normal controls matched for age, sex and education. There was no statistical difference between controls and schizophrenics as regards cortical atrophy (as measured by the interhemispheric and Sylvian fissures and mean sulcal(More)
Obsessions can occur in many psychiatric disorders or they may constitute the entire illness, which is then referred to as an obsessional state (Rees, 1993). The relationship of obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) to different psychiatric disorders is still controversial. This work was undertaken to study the co-occurrence and phenomenology of OCS with(More)
This is the first attempt to study the socio-demographic aspects of anxiety disorders in Egypt and to apply the Arabic version of the PSE in evaluating the profiles of clusters and symptoms of anxiety in a sample of 120 patients with anxiety. There were significant differences in some presentations between males and females, between illiterate and educated(More)
— This paper presents an agent-based computational economics model (ACE) to study demand-pull and cost-push inflation. Moreover, it studies the effect of different levels of rationality on the equilibrium price and unemployment rate. The model examines three different economies. In the first economy workers choose firms randomly, in the second economy there(More)
We compared three groups of patients with panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder and major depressive episode with a control group. Methods of comparison included a clinical profile of the patients, assessed by the Arabic version of the Present State Examination (PSE), a psychological battery of tests measuring personality traits and depressive and(More)