Majid Barekatain

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BACKGROUND Postpartum depression is defined as a major depressive episode that occurs within four weeks after delivery. However, investigators describe a dramatic increase in the incidence of mood disorders after childbirth with the largest risk during 90 days after delivery. We aimed to study the risk factors of postpartum depression in women living in(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of moderate-dose bifrontal (BF) with low-dose bitemporal (BT) electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in the treatment of patients with severe mania. METHODS In a parallel, double-blind, randomized clinical trial, 28 patients with severe mania admitted to a university hospital were assigned randomly to moderate-dose(More)
Despite the wide consensus over the safety and efficacy of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), it still faces negative publicity and unfavorable attitudes of patients and families. Little is known about how the experience with ECT affects the patients' and their families' attitude toward it. The aim of this study was to examine a sample of Iranian patients and(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to evaluate the safety and efficacy of three electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) methods: moderate-dose bifrontal, low-dose bitemporal, and high-dose right unilateral in the treatment of a major depressive episode. METHODS In an 8-session, double-blinded parallel group study, 45 consecutive depressive patients who were referred for ECT to(More)
BACKGROUND Although evidences emphasize on the importance of aftercare programs to achieve continuity of care, different studies have revealed controversial results about the outcome. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of aftercare program on outcome measures of patients with severe mental disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Of a total(More)
BACKGROUND Cognitive impairment associated with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) has been recognized in multiple studies. We designed this study to find a specific cognitive profile in patients with TLE who were candidates for epilepsy surgery. We also sought to find if neuropsychological assessment could differentiate left TLE, right TLE and normal subjects.(More)
BACKGROUND Bipolar I Disorder (BID) considered as the sixth leading cause of disability worldwide. After remission of a manic episode, most of patients spend about 50% of the following time with mood or cognitive symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the 6-month outcome of BID patients following their single manic episode. METHODS Adult(More)
BACKGROUND There are conflicting reports regarding the association between coronary artery disease (CAD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Volumetric Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) investigations have been considered as an objective biomarker for MCI. In this study, we determined the relationship between the regional brain volumes and the extent of CAD(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Only a limited number of cognitive screening tools are available for the Persian-speaking population, and we sought to translate and validate the Neuropsychiatry Unit Cognitive Assessment Tool (NUCOG), a multidimensional cognitive screening tool. METHODS We used multiple language specialists to translate and then back-translate the NUCOG,(More)
OBJECTIVES Glasgow Outcome Scale Extended (GOSE), Galveston Amnesia and orientation Test (GOAT) and Disability Rating Scale (DRS) are three popular outcome measure tools used principally in traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. We conducted this study to provide a Farsi version of these outcome scales for use in Iran. METHODS Following a comprehensive(More)