Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. Comparing Symptoms of Withdrawal, Rapid Detoxi-fication and Detoxification with Clonidine in Drug Dependent Patients

Hassan Ziaaddini; Abbas Qahestani; Maryam Moin Vaziri

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Considering the fear of drug addicts from hangover symptoms and the costs of withdrawal treatment and their importance in deciding to withdraw, it is helpful to identify various ways of withdrawal and their effects. This study investigated the withdrawal symptoms of two methods ...  Read More

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2. Relationship of Opioid Dependence and Positive and Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenic Patients

Alireza Ghaffarinejad; Mohammad Kerdegary

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Many schizophrenic patients are engaged in self-medication drug abuse, including narcotics. It is assumed that many of these patients have a greater number of psychotic symptoms, and show noncompliance with treatment. In this study, we investigated relationship of positive ...  Read More

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3. Experiences of Opium Dependents from Performance of Methadone Centers of Kerman, Iran

Nabi Banazadeh Mahani; Ali Kheradmand; Heidarali Abedi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Backgrounds: To assess patients' satisfaction and to evaluate methadone therapy program, it is important to understand the experiences of opium dependents during the treatment period in methadone centers and determine the quality of this program and revise standards based on that. This ...  Read More

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4. Disruptive Behavior Disorders in 8 to 14 Years Old Offspring’s of Opium and Heroin Dependent Parents: a Case-Control Study

Mahin Eslami Shahrbabaki; Hassan Ziaaddini; Hamdollah Saieedi; Nouzar Nakhaiee

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background:Drug abuse is usually associated with behavioral disorders in children especially conduct disorder. This study investigated the behavioral disorders of children whose parents were opium or heroin dependent in compare with children whose parents were non-addicts to find the ...  Read More

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5. Reliability and Validity of A Persian Version of Substance Dependence Severity Scale (SDSS)

Mohammad Esmaeil Motlaq; Behshid Garrusi; Behrang Shamsinejad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Iran (I.R.) is suffering the growing problem of opiate abuse. In evaluation of the treatment plan for opium dependent patients, a valid and reliable instrument is needed to measure patients' severity of dependence. This study aimed to assess the reliability and validity ...  Read More

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6. Knowledge of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy Students about Psychedelic Drugs in Kerman University of Medical Sciences

Akram Nakhaee; Amir Reza Ghassemi; Zahra Torshizi; Nazanin Ebrahimi; Najmeh Rostami; Zohreh Karimzadeh; Asieh Sanjaripoor; Vahid Sheibani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Psychedelic drugs can cause one to get out of normal status and permanent cerebral defects, via affecting central nervous system. Consumption of theses drugs seems to be increasing nowadays especially among the youth and university educated population. We conducted a study ...  Read More

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7. Effect of Addiction to Computer Games on Physical and Mental Health of Female and Male Students of Guidance School in City of Isfahan

Eshrat Zamani; Maliheh Chashmi; Nasim Hedayati

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: This study aimed to investigate the effects of addiction to computer games on physical and mental health of students. Methods: The study population includes all students in the second year of public guidance schools in the city of Isfahan in the educational year of 2009-2010. ...  Read More

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8. Lead Serum Levels in Opium-Dependent Individuals

Mohammad Mehdi Hayatbakhsh Abbasi; Mehdi Ansari; Armita Shahesmaeili; Ali Qaraie

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Backgrond: Drug abuse, especially opium abuse, is a major public health problem in Iran. Recent reports suggest that opium sellers cheat their customers by adding lead to the opium. Contaminated opium can threaten the health of consumers. The present study aimed to compare the serum ...  Read More

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9. Reporting a Case of Injecting Methylphenidate (Ritalin) Tablets, Intensified Symptoms of Schizoph-renia or Induce Separate Mental Disorder

Alireza Ghaffarinejad; Ali Kheradmand

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2009

Abstract
  Abstract Background: Methylphenidate is one of the classic amphetamines which can cause or exacerbate psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia patients. Methods: In this paper, a young man is presented with injection of methylphenidate tablets with acute cellulitis due to this injection and the related ...  Read More