Imran Bashir Chaudhry

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Background: Postnatal depression is an important public health problem worldwide. Recent evidence suggests that rates may be relatively higher in developing countries. We aimed to explore the prevalence of postnatal depression and its association with social support and other risk factors in a sample of Pakistani women. Methods: Population-based survey of(More)
The onset and early course of schizophrenia is associated with subtle loss of grey matter which may be responsible for the evolution and persistence of symptoms such as apathy, emotional blunting, and social withdrawal. Such 'negative' symptoms are unaffected by current antipsychotic therapies. There is evidence that the antibiotic minocycline has(More)
Psychiatrists' attitudes and knowledge about antipsychotic long-acting injections (LAIs) are important given the increasing emphasis on patient choice in treatment and the availability of second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) LAIs. A cross-sectional study of consultant psychiatrists' attitudes and knowledge in North West England was carried out. A(More)
AIM The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) was developed to assess perceived social support, and has been widely used in Western samples. We attempted to translate and adapt this scale into the Urdu language, and herewith report on its psychometric properties in a rural Pakistani setting. METHODS The study sample consisted of 325(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is common in Pakistan but no research on this subject has been reported from the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), host to numerous Afghan refugees. AIMS To measure depressive symptoms and associated features in a population-based sample. METHOD A Pushto translation of the Self Reporting Questionnaire (SRQ) was administered to(More)
BACKGROUND Neuropsychological and imaging studies of patients with antisocial (ASPD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are suggestive of frontal lobe dysfunction in these individuals. In normal subjects functional brain imaging has been used to investigate the neuroanatomy of impulse control. There are no such imaging studies in(More)
This systematic review aimed to determine whether the risk of extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) differed between antipsychotic drugs used in first episode psychosis (FEP). We identified 11 RCTs comparing two or more antipsychotics in FEP and reporting on EPS. All trials assessed one or more second generation antipsychotics (SGAs), one assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE As the rates of TB world over have increased during the past 10 years, there has been a growing awareness of depression and its role in the outcome of chronic disorders. Though depression is common in patients with TB no study as yet has examined the prevalence of depression in this group in Pakistan. We aimed to determine the presence of(More)
It is not known whether the pattern of psychiatric disorders in medical outpatients in Pakistan is similar to that observed in the West. Consecutive medical outpatients completed the Self-Report Questionnaire (SRQ) to detect probable psychiatric disorder. The usual cut-off score of 8/9 was used. One-thousand and sixty-nine patients completed the SRQ (84%(More)