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Association of bullying experiences with depressive symptoms and psychosocial functioning among school going children and adolescents

 Pakistan Bully-victims Distress  Abbreviations PHQ-A Patient Health Questionnaire for Adolescents SDQ Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire-Urdu translation Sadiq Naveed and Ahmed Waqas contributed ... competing interests. Dr. Ahmed Waqas is an associate editor for BMC Research Notes. Availability of data and materials The data set has been provided as a additional file. Consent for publication Not

Frequency and correlates of symptoms of anxiety and depression among young caregivers of cancer patients: a pilot study

ObjectivesTo determine the frequency of symptoms of anxiety and depression among the young caregivers of family members with cancer and their correlation with role of gender, age and socio-economic status.ResultsA total of 87.8% of caregivers were between 11 and 16 years of age, with 94.6% reported having support from another caregiver. At least 95% of caregivers reported...

Exploring diet, exercise, chronic illnesses, occupational stressors and mental well-being of healthcare professionals in Punjab, Pakistan

Objective This data set was compiled to assess mental well-being, dietary pattern and physical health parameters of health care professionals in Pakistan. Data description The Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale was first evaluated for the Pakistani population then used, along with other measures like body mass index, exercise and dietary habits to assess health and...

Effects of increased levels of atmospheric CO2 and high temperatures on rice growth and quality

. Writing ± review & editing: Muhammad Ahmed Waqas. 13 / 15 14 / 15 1. Solomon S. Climate change the physical science basis . American Geophysical Union . 2007 ; 9 ( 1 ): 123 ± 124 . 2. Rosenzweig C

The psychometric characteristics of the revised depression attitude questionnaire (R-DAQ) in Pakistani medical practitioners: a cross-sectional study of doctors in Lahore

Mark Haddad 0 Ahmed Waqas Ahmed Bashir Sukhera Asad Zaman Tarar 0 Centre for Mental Health Research; School of Health Sciences, City University London , Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB , UK

The attitudes and beliefs of Pakistani medical practitioners about depression: a cross-sectional study in Lahore using the Revised Depression Attitude Questionnaire (R-DAQ)

Background Mental disorders such as depression are common and rank as major contributors to the global burden of disease. Condition recognition and subsequent management of depression is variable and influenced by the attitudes and beliefs of clinicians as well as those of patients. Most studies examining health professionals’ attitudes have been conducted in Western nations...

Psychosocial Factors of Antenatal Anxiety and Depression in Pakistan: Is Social Support a Mediator?

Introduction Pregnancy is generally viewed as a time of fulfillment and joy; however, for many women it can be a stressful event. In South Asia it is associated with cultural stigmas revolving around gender discrimination, abnormal births and genetic abnormalities. Methodology This cross-sectional study was done at four teaching hospitals in Lahore from February, 2014 to June...

Novel VPS13B Mutations in Three Large Pakistani Cohen Syndrome Families Suggests a Baloch Variant with Autistic-Like Features

Huda Mahmood 2 Mehtab Christian 1 Nadir Ali Alanna Fennell 2 Zohair Nanjiani Gerald Egger 2 Chantal Caron Ahmed Waqas Muhammad Ayub Saima Rasheed Baudouin Forgeot d'Arc Amelie Johnson Joyce So Muhammad