Kerman University of Medical Sciences
Original Article(s)
1. The Correlation between Methadone Dosage and Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Patients on Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Nooshin Parvaresh; Arman Masoudi; Shiva Majidi; Shahrzad Mazhari

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 1-8

Abstract
  Background: Methadone Maintenance Treatment is a useful method for opioid dependents, which results in harm reduction and increased quality of life in opioid dependents. The prevalence of psychiatric disorders in addicts is higher than in the general population which can interfere with the course and ...  Read More

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2. Destructive Effects of Prenatal WIN 55212-2 Exposure on Central Nervous System of Neonatal Rats

Mohammad Shabani; Kouros Divsalar; Mahyar Janahmadi

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 9-19

Abstract
  Background: Cannabinoid, particularly hashish and WIN 55212-2 (WIN), consumption during embryonic period may affect fetal growth, and the development of motor functioning, memory and cognitive functions. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the effects of WIN 55212-2 during embryonic period ...  Read More

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3. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Chemical Dependency Counseling Course Based on Patrick and Partners

Yousef Keshavarz; Sina Ghaedi; Mansure Rahimi Kashani

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 20-27

Abstract
  Background: The twelve step program is one of the programs that are administered for overcoming abuse of drugs. In this study, the effectiveness of chemical dependency counseling course was investigated using a hybrid model. Methods: In a survey with sample size of 243, participants were selected using ...  Read More

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4. Nicotine Content of Domestic Cigarettes, Imported Cigarettes and Pipe Tobacco in Iran

Sahar Taghavi; Zahra Khashyarmanesh; Hamideh Moalemzadeh Haghighi; Hooriyeh Nassirli; Pyman Eshraghi; Navid Jalali; Mohammad Hassanzadeh-Khayyat

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 28-35

Abstract
  Background: There are many different kinds of cigarettes and tobacco available in the market. Since nicotine content of various brands of cigarettes are very variable, therefore evaluation and comparison of nicotine content of different brands of cigarettes is important. The goal of the present study ...  Read More

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5. Comparison of Mental Health, Aggression and Hopefulness between Student Drug-Users and Healthy Students (A Study in Iran)

Mahmoud Zivari Rahman; Mehdi Lesani; Solmaz Shokouhi Moqaddam

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 36-42

Abstract
  Background: Addiction is a social problem and a destructive phenomenon; like other social diversions, addiction destroys the country’s most valuable assets, which are obviously the youth and the adolescents. In this regard, this study has been performed with the aim of comparing the mental health, ...  Read More

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6. Suicide in Narcotic Drugs Dependents

Alireza Ghaffari Nejad; Ali Mehdizadeh Zare Anari; Fatemeh Pouya; Mahdieh Mashroteh

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 43-48

Abstract
  Background: The problem of addiction is one of the four global crises. These patients are more vulnerable to mental disorders. This study aimed to examine the risk of suicide in drug dependent patients. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, patients who referred for addiction treatment were selected ...  Read More

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7. The Mediating Role of Metacognition in the Relationship between Internet Addiction and General Health

Fatemeh Bidi; Mahdi Namdari Pejman; Hossein Kareshki; Hadi Ahmadnia

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 49-56

Abstract
  Background: Internet addiction is one of the harmful effects of the Internet. The findings of several studies have indicated a relationship between general health and Internet addiction. Metacognition, which includes the knowledge, processes, and strategies to evaluate, and monitor or control the cognition, ...  Read More

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8. Studying Prevalence and Pattern of Taking Narcotic and Ecstasy Drugs by Patients Admitted to Special Care Centers of Shahid Bahonar Hospital, Kerman, Iran

Mehdi Ahmadi Nejad; Fatemeh Jadidi; Mahmoud Reza Dehghani; Kouros Divsalar

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 57-64

Abstract
  Background: Addiction is the repeated use of a chemical substance which affects the biological function of the brain and endangers physical health of the addicted person. Prevalence and pattern of taking drugs were assessed in the current study in a Special Cares Trauma Center. So the specialized physician ...  Read More

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9. The Relationship of Metacognitive Beliefs and Tendency to Addiction in Sistan and Baluchistan University, Zahedan, Iran

Ali Bahramnejad; Marjan Rabani Bavojdan; Mozhgan Rabani Bavojdan

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 65-72

Abstract
  Background: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between metacognitive beliefs and the tendency to addiction in the students of the University of Sistan and Baluchistan, located in the –South-East of Iran, during the academic year of 2009-2010. Methods: This was a descriptive, correlational ...  Read More

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10. Opium Dependency in Recurrent Painful Renal Lithiasis Colic

Ali Asghar Ketabchi; Mohammad Reza Ebad Zadeh; Saeedeh Parvaresh; Golam Reza Moshtaghi-Kashanian

Volume 4, 1-2 , Summer 2012, Pages 73-78

Abstract
  Background: The main goal of this study is to determine the relationship between opium dependency and frequency of urolithiasis renal colics. Methods: In a cross sectional study we compared opium dependency in urolithiasis patients (case group) with non-urolithiasis patients (control group) and assessed ...  Read More