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Tactile Sensory Dysfunction in Children with ADHD

Behavioural Neurology 0953-4180 Tactile sensory dysfunction in children with ADHD Ahmad Ghanizadeh 0 1 2 0 Psychiatry, Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Hafez Hospital

Twice-weekly aripiprazole for treating children and adolescents with tic disorder, a randomized controlled clinical trial

Objective Treating tic disorder is challenging. No trial has ever examined whether twice weekly aripiprazole is effective for treating tic disorders. Methods Participants of this 8-week randomized controlled parallel-group clinical trial were a clinical sample of 36 children and adolescents with tic disorder. Yale global tic severity scale was used to assess the outcome. Both...

The effect of dietary education on ADHD, a randomized controlled clinical trial

Background The purpose of this research was to study the effectiveness of the overall dietary intervention rather than a single nutrient on children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Methods This is a randomized controlled trial conducted at a child psychiatry clinic in Iran. Participants were 106 children and adolescents with ADHD. One group received...

Increased Glutamate and Homocysteine and Decreased Glutamine Levels in Autism: A Review and Strategies for Future Studies of Amino Acids in Autism

; Accepted 12 August 2013 Academic Editor: Grant Izmirlian Copyright © 2013 Ahmad Ghanizadeh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits

Vitamin C as an adjuvant for treating major depressive disorder and suicidal behavior, a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

Background There are some animal studies suggesting the possible role of vitamin C for treating depression. However, the efficacy of vitamin C for treating adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) has never been examined. Methods This 8-week randomized double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial included adult patients with major depressive disorder according to DSM...

Psychometric analysis of the new ADHD DSM-V derived symptoms

Ahmad Ghanizadeh 0 0 Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences , Shiraz , Iran Background: Following the agreements on the

A randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial of N-Acetylcysteine added to risperidone for treating autistic disorders

final manuscript. Acknowledgments This study was the thesis of Dr. Ebrahim Moghimi-Sarani. This study was supported by a grant from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (Grant No: 5545) to Prof. Ahmad ... Ghanizadeh. The authors thank the participants and Dr. Shafian for her invaluable helps. We also thank Professor Soliman Mohammadi Samani from the Department of Pharmaceutics and the Department of

Is presentation of ADHD subtypes different between community and clinical samples?

disorders in a sample of Iranian children with ADHD. J Atten Disord 0 0 Ahmad Ghanizadeh, MD Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical

Targeting neurotensin as a potential novel approach for the treatment of autism

The pathophysiology of autism remains obscure. Recently, serum neurotensin levels in children with autistic disorder have been found to be higher than those of normal children. Neurotensin is known to intensify neuronal NMDA-mediated glutamate signaling, which may cause apoptosis in autism. Further, an imbalance of glutamate/GABAergic system in autism has been described. These...

Novel Treatment for Lead Exposure in Children with Autism

Ahmad Ghanizadeh 0 ) Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Hafez Hospital , Shiraz, Iran - Lead can inhibit the

Prevalence of nail biting and its association with mental health in a community sample of children

Background This study evaluates onychophagia or nail biting (NB) prevalence and association with mental health of a community sample of children from Shiraz, Iran. Findings The parents of 743 primary school children, selected by random sampling, reported NB behavior of their children and themselves. Children's mental health problem was assessed using the Strengths and...

Commentary on “A Case of Acute Cardiomyopathy and Pericarditis Associated with Methylphenidate”; Cardiovasc Toxicol, DOI 10.1007/s12012-009-9033-7

Ahmad Ghanizadeh 0 0 A. Ghanizadeh (&) Department of Psychiatry, Research Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Hafez Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences , Shiraz, Iran

Copycat suicidal attempt by a 7 year old boy after watching homicidal behavior in media: a case report

Introduction Suicidal behavior in media may promote others towards suicide. No published study was found about suicidal attempt in children less than 10 years old after watching a homicidal behavior. Case presentation This is a report of a 7 year old boy referred because he hanged himself after watching homicidal behavior of hanging in a fictional movie. Discussion To the author...

Are GPs adequately equipped with the knowledge for educating and counseling of families with ADHD children?

Background Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common child psychiatry disorders. General physicians (GP), as primary care providers, can have an important role in screening and treatment of ADHD. This study aimed to survey GPs' knowledge, attitude, and their views of their role in the screening, diagnosing and managing children with ADHD. Methods Six...

Lovastatin as an Adjuvant to Lithium for Treating Manic Phase of Bipolar Disorder: A 4-Week, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

June 2014; Accepted 5 June 2014; Published 15 July 2014 Academic Editor: Janusz K. Rybakowski Copyright © 2014 Ahmad Ghanizadeh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative ... there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Authors’ Contribution Ahmad Ghanizadeh contributed to conception of the trial, designing, statistical analysis, and preparing the

Psychometric properties of the Farsi translation of the kiddie schedule for affective disorders and schizophrenia-present and lifetime version

Background Semi-structural clinical interviews are very important in the area of mental health research and services. There were no studies of the reliability and validity of the Farsi (Persian) version of Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia-Present and Lifetime Version (K-SADS-PL) in Iran. This study compares the results of face-to-face, semi-structural...

Sleep patterns and habits in high school students in Iran

Background Sleep patterns and habits in high school students in Iran have not been well studied to date. This paper aims to re-address this balance and analyse sleep patterns and habits in Iranian children of high school age. Methods The subjects were 1,420 high school students randomly selected by stratified cluster sampling. This was a self-report study using a questionnaire...

Prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder in Iran

) Ahmad Ghanizadeh (investigator, psychiatrist) Mehdi Rahgozar (statistical analysist and programmer, biostatistician) Ahmad Ali Noorbala (designer, psychiatrist) Haratoun Davidian (designer, psychiatrist