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Epidemiology of Major Depressive Disorder in Iran: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
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The overall current prevalence of MDD in the country is high and females are at the greater risk of disease, and the variations in diagnostic tools as an important source of heterogeneity are identified. Expand
HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus co-infections among injecting drug users in Tehran, Iran.
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Co-infection with these three blood-borne viruses is common among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Iran and the observed level of co- Infection in the high number of IDUs in Iran necessitates a serious comprehensive response. Expand
Iranian Mental Health Survey: Design and Field Proced
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An overview of the study design, fieldwork organization and procedures, weightings and analysis, strengths and limitations of the research team are discussed. Expand
Twelve-month prevalence and correlates of psychiatric disorders in Iran: the Iranian Mental Health Survey, 2011.
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The high prevalence of psychiatric disorders in Iran, particularly major depression, merits further attention in the country's mental health policy and program planning. Expand
Epidemiology of illicit drug use disorders in Iran: prevalence, correlates, comorbidity and service utilization results from the Iranian Mental Health Survey.
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Opioid use disorders are the most common type of drug use disorders in Iran, setting Iran apart from many other countries and suggesting a large unmet need for drug use disorder treatment in Iran. Expand
HIV prevalence amongst injecting drug users in Iran: a systematic review of studies conducted during the decade 1998-2007.
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HIV prevalence amongst IDUs has increased over time and has the potential to increase exponentially, and scaling up harm reduction measures, increasing their availability and coverage, and improving the quality of services is highly recommended in order to prevent a future catastrophic epidemic. Expand
Telephone versus face-to-face administration of the Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, for diagnosis of psychotic disorders.
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Comparing telephone vs face-to-face administration of the version of Structured Clinical Interview for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, (SCID) for diagnosis of "any psychotic disorder" in a clinical population in Iran indicates that telephone administration ofthe SCID is an acceptable method to differentiate between subjects with lifetime psychotic disorders and those who have had no psychotic disorders. Expand
Transition to injecting drug use in Iran: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence.
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Harm reduction policies in Iran have almost exclusively focused on drug injectors in Iran, but given the extent of the non-injection drug use epidemic, evidence from this study can provide insight on points of interventions for the prevention of the transition to injection use. Expand
Factors Correlated With Hepatitis C and B Virus Infections Among Injecting Drug Users in Tehran, IR Iran
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Assessment of factors correlated with HCV and HBV infections among IDUs in Tehran found that tailoring services for prevention of hepatitis infection are necessary. Expand
High hepatitis C virus prevalence among drug users in Iran: systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence (2001-2012).
TLDR
HCV prevalence is high in drug users in Iran, especially among those with a history of injection drug use, needle sharing, and imprisonment, and drug user-focused HCV prevention and treatment programs are urgently needed. Expand
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