Samaneh Farnia

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BACKGROUND Previous studies have proven the development of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) in methamphetamine and opioid users. Opiates and methamphetamines (MA) are the most common addictive agents in Iran. The adverse effects of drugs on the CNS is of concern to specialists and researchers, and given that the neurotoxicity associated with(More)
OBJECTIVE Consultation-liaison (CL) psychiatry interfaces between psychiatry and other medical disciplines to promote integrated care of patients. The purpose of this study is evaluation of attitudes and practice of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences physicians of teaching hospitals regarding CL psychiatry. METHODS In this descriptive study, all of(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown a high prevalence of aggressive behavior in abstinent heroin users who are on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) compared with healthy controls. Some studies suggest that olanzapine and valproate may be effective in managing aggressive behavior and preventing a relapse of substance misuse in patients on methadone(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of opium tincture versus methadone syrup in the management of acute withdrawal syndrome in opium dependent patients during the detoxification period. In this double-blind randomized controlled study, a total of 74 adult male raw opium dependent patients were treated with opium tincture or methadone(More)
BACKGROUND While substance abuse among psychiatric patients is a widely known problem in clinical practice, there is no local study about prevalence and co-occurrence of substance abuse in north of Iran. OBJECTIVES The present study was designed to determine the frequency of smoking, alcohol, opioid and cannabinoid substances, and prescription medicines(More)
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