Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated or disinterested in life. Depression and Anxiety disorders are different; however people with depression often experience symptoms of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness and irritability problems. Over the past few years, researchers have been moving towards a conclusion that depression and anxiety are two faces of one di... Readmore

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2021-04-14 Research Article

Impact of amitriptyline on learning and memory

Mfem CC and Seriki SA*


Background/aim: Amitriptyline belongs to class of known as tricycline antidepresant (TCA) that is being used to treat anxiety and depressive states. It may help improve mood and feelings of well-being, relieve anxiety and tension, help to improve sleep and increase energy leve...

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2021-04-08 Short Communication

Burden and depressive symptoms in health care residents at COVID-19: A preliminary report

Daniela Betinassi Parro-Pires*, Sérgio Henrique de C Matias Barros, Fernanda Sabina HD Araújo, Daniel Zandoná Santos, Luiz Antônio Nogueira-Martins and Vanessa de Albuquerque Citero


This paper focuses on the mental health burden on medical and healthcare residents during the 1st wave of COVID-19 pandemic crisis in 2020 describing the activities of a mental health service for residents (NAPREME) in a public university, UNIFESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil; and a pr...

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2021-01-29 Research Article

Suicidal behaviors as a risk factor among heroin addicts with comorbid depression: A comparative study

Nazia Mustafa* and Fahad Haleem


The main purpose of the present study was to find out the differences on suicidal ideation, hostility, hopelessness and negative self-evaluation among heroin addicts with comorbid depression. After reviewing the literature, it was hypothesized that heroin addicts with high de...

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2020-10-15 Mini Review

Hormones and depression in women

John Studd*

It is well known that depression is more common in women than in men with more prescriptions for antidepressants, hospital admissions for depression and suicide attempts. However another aspect to be considered is that depression is different in women than men because women have depressive episod...

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2020-09-28 Research Article

Prevalence and measurement of anxiety and depression in nurses during COVID pandemic in Nepal

Ayush Chandra*, Avinash Chandra and Nabina Sharma


Background: Anxiety and depression are under reported, underdiagnosed mental illness in health worker in Nepal especially during COVID pandemic. The study was carried out as an observational study on nurses in Nepal. In this study we attempted to assess the i...

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2020-08-26 Review Article

The relationship of cell phone use and aggression among young adults with moderating roles of gender and marital status

Asma Naseer and Waqar Husain*


The use of cell phones has remarkably increased in the last two decades with several pros and cons. The negative consequences of cell phones on mental health have not been studied widely. Aggression, in this regard was a completely neglected area. The present study, therefore...

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2020-08-25 Research Article

Psychological studies of stress experienced by seamen during a long-distance sea voyage#

Mieczysław Plopa*


The issues investigated in the current study pertain to selected psychological aspects of human functioning in long-term stress conditions. Results of the analyses performed in this study have submitted evidence to confirm the hypothesis in which it is stated that staying on ...

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2020-05-14 Research Article

Socio-demographic characteristics and other factors associated with depressive illness among medical students at the University of Port Harcourt

Asuquo EO*, Nkporbu AK*, Okechukwu C, Onoh I and Okafor NT


Background: The burden of depression as a mental disorder has continued to increase and constituting an enormous public health concern among all age groups. A number of socio-demographic, and other factors including a stressful and rigorous academic programme...

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2020-04-27 Short Communication

Problems shared in psychiatry helpline of a teaching hospital in eastern Nepal during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown

Dhana Ratna Shakya*


COVID-19 pandemic soon apparently proved to be havoc and a great stressor. During such a stressful time, mental health is in threat. Here, we intend to review the presenting problems/ symptoms as shared in psychiatry helpline of a Teaching Hospital in eastern Nepal during the...

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2020-03-10 Research Article

Therapeutic application of herbal essential oil and its bioactive compounds as complementary and alternative medicine in cardiovascular-associated diseases

Ahmad Firdaus B Lajis* and Noor Hanis Ismail


Background: Herbal essential oil contains pharmacological benefits for intervention treatment of various diseases. Studies have demonstrated its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effect involving in vitro cell culture and preclinical animal mode...

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