Research & Training Department For Professionals

This is section provides some of the researches and audits done by Behman Mental health professionals.

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Policies and procedures for ECT

This protocol has been developed by the ECT team in the Behman Hospital to standardise ECT practice against latest international guidelines and the mental health act (2009) in Egypt. This policy has been written and will be updated in line with available evidence and best-practice guidelines.


Stigma Among Psychiatric Inpatients

The Experience of Stigma Among A Sample of Psychiatric Inpatients in an Egyptian Private Practice Psychiatric Hospital; E. Sidhom, A. Abdelfattah, A. R. El-Dosoky,, J. M. Carter and M. F. El-Islam. Presented at the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry and published in the Journal of International Psychiatry, produced by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/IPv9n2.pdf


Retrospective Analysis of Religious Symptoms

A 22-year retrospective analysis of the changing frequency and patterns of religious symptoms among inpatients with psychotic illness in Egypt
Atallah SF, El-Dosoky AR, Coker EM, Nabil KM, El-Islam MF.
Source. Behman Hospital, Helwan, Cairo, Egypt.


Self-Inflicted Intracranial Injury

B K Puri, A El-Dosoky,, and J S Barrett
BJP June 1994 164:841-2; doi:10.1192/bjp.164.6.841


First Rank Symptoms in Schizophrenic Patients

Schneiderian First Rank Symptoms in a Sample of Schizophrenic Patients in Egypt.
Botros MM, Atalla SF, El-Islam MF.
Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2006 Sep;52(5):424-31.


Mifepristone for Treatment of Psychotic Depression

An 8-Week Open-Label Trial of a 6-day Course of Mifepristone for the Treatment of Psychotic Depression
George M Simpson, Adel El Sheshai, Nasser Loza, Steven J Kingsbury, Mohamed Fayek, Ahmed Rady, Waleed Fawzy
The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 06/2005; 66(5):598-602.


ECT Audit

ECT: Consent, Indications, Procedures, Electrode Placement, Stimulus Dosing and Seizure Adequacy' a Three Years Retrospective Audit.
Emad Sidhom, 2011


Polypharmacy, Dosing and Prescription Trends Audit

An Audit on Polypharmacy, Dosing and Prescription Trends
Emad Sidhom, 2009


Audit on Case-Discharge Summaries of in-patients

Case -Discharge Summaries of in-patiients. An Audti Cycle.
Emad Sidhom, Ahmed Abdelfattah, 2008


Mental Health Legislation in Egypt

Mental Health Legislation in Egypt
Nasser Loza and Mohamed El Nawawi
International Psychiatry Volume 9, Number 3, August 2012, ISSN 1749-3676


The Uneasy Price of Stability

The Uneasy Price of a Nation"s Stability.
Mohamed El Nawawi.
International Psychiatry Volume 8 Number 4 November 2011
ISSN 1749-3676


An Audit on Admission Sheet

Dr Ahmed Ghoneim & Dr Rana Moharram, 2011


Inter-generational Conflict

Inter-generational Conflict and Psychiatric Symptoms.
BJP September 1986 149:300-6; doi:10.1192/bjp.149.3.300
M F El-Islam, S I Abu-Dagga, T H Malasi, and M A Moussa


The Effect of Unilateral E.C.T.

The Effect of Unilateral E.C.T. on Schizophrenic Delusions and Hallucinations. M. FAKHR EL-ISLAM, SAMIA A. AHMED, and M. E. ERFAN. BJP October 1970 117:447-448; doi:10.1192/bjp.117.539.447


Addiction Severity Index

The Implementation of the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) in Three Egyptian Substance Abuse Treatment Centers: Preliminary Findings
El-Dosoky, Ahmed; Loza, Nasser; Gawad, Tarek; Okasha, TarekThe Behman Hospital/ Cairo University/ Ain Shams University.
NIDA International Program 2005


Arab Culture and Mental Health Care

Fakhr El-Islam M. (2008). Arab culture and mental health care. Transcultural Psychiatry 45(4):671-682.


Addiction Severity Index; Follow up

The Implementation of the Addiction Severity Index in the Behman Hospital Substance Abuse Treatment Center: Follow Up Findings
El-Dosoky, Ahmed; Loza, Nasser; Hasan, Nael The Behman Hospital, Helwan/ The Behman Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, NIDA Program, 2006
Highlights Egyptian Brief Addiction Severity Index


Mental Health Policy and Development in Egypt

Mental health policy and development in Egypt - integrating mental health into health sector reforms 2001-2009.
Rachel Jenkins,, Ahmed Heshmat, Nasser Loza, Inkeri Siekkonen and Eman Sorour
International Journal of Mental Health Systems


Integrating Egyptian mental health services

Integrating Egyptian mental health services into primary care,
the policy makers perspective. Nasser Loza
International Psychiatry Volume 7 Number 1 January 2010
ISSN 1749-3676
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/IPv7n1.pdf


Substance Abuse Disorders

Hamid Ghodse, Helen Herrman, Mario Maj, Norman Sartorius
Nasser Loza, Waleed Fawzi
Published Online: 18 MAR 2011
DOI: 10.1002/9780470975084.ch18
Copyright 2011 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9780470975084.ch18/summary


Psychiatric services in Egypt an update

Psychiatric services in Egypt an update.
Ramy Daoud, Sherif Atallah and Nasser Loza
International Psychiatry
Bulletin of the Board of International Affairs of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Issue 2, October 2003
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/IP2.pdf


Notes from Ancient Egypt

Nasser Loza, Georges Milad
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume 5, Issue 6, pages 403-405, November/December 1990
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2004
DOI: 10.1002/gps.930050610
Copyright 1990 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Sudanese refugees: sufferings and management

Sudanese refugees: sufferings and suggested management
Nasser Loza and Nael Hasan
International Psychiatry
Vol. 4 No.1 January 2007 ISSN 1749-3676
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/IPv4n1.pdf


Hair whorl patterns in schizophrenia

Parietal scalp hair whorl patterns in schizophrenia
Basant K. Puri, Ahmed El-Dosoky, Saroj Cheema, Sudesh K. Lekh, Anne D. Hall, Ann M. Mortimer
Biological Psychiatry 15 February 1995(Vol. 37, Issue 4,Pages 278-279)


Sexual Activity Among Psychiatric Inpatient

Sexual Activity Among Psychiatric Inpatient International Perspectives
Loza N. & Zaki B.
Forensic Psychiatry Vol 4 No 1 P.118 - 121 (1993 )


Observational study of bipolar disorder

12 Week Acute phase Results from STORM (Study of Treatment Outcomes Relating to Mania). Observational study of bipolar disorder in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Journal: Bipolar Disorders.(2006)
Treuer T, Oruc L, Loza N, El Saidi MA, Kovacs Z, Akkaya C, Guseren S, Saylan M, Colman SA, Harrison GA


The psychological impact of AIDS

The psychological impact of AIDS on the family relations. A paper presented in the Arab International Conference on AIDS Cairo Egypt.
Loza, N. & El Dosoky, A. (1990):


The assessment of suicide risk in the community

The assessment of suicide risk in the community.
El Dosoky. A.: Carranza, F. & Puri, B. K.
Psychiatry in Practice, l2, 3:8-10.(1993).


Normal and Abnormal Grief

Normal and Abnormal Grief.
Moselhy, H., El-Dosoky, A.
Psychiatry in Practice, l5, 4:16-19. (1996)


Monosymptomatic Hypochondriacal Psychosis

Monosymptomatic Hypochondriacal
Psychosis: Grief as a precipitant (short report).
Moselhy, H. & El-Dosoky,
A. European Journal of Psychiatry (1999).


Illicit Drug Markets in Greater Cairo

Illicit Drug Markets in Greater Cairo.
Technical Reports on Drugs and Crime in North Africa and the Middle East. United Nations Office for Drug Control & Crime Prevention, Regional Office for the Middle East & North Africa.
EL-Dosoky, A.; Loza, N. & et al (2001):


Topics in Addiction Research

Introduction Topics in Addiction
Research in cooperation with UNODC ROMENA
Loza, N. & El-Dosoky, A. (2004)


Characteristics of Drug Dependent patients

Some Psychosocial Characteristics of Egyptian Drug Dependent Inpatients in Private Practice. (2005)
Loza, N.; El-Dosoky, A.; Hasan N; Nabil, S.; Kamal, S.; & El Islam, M


Culture Change and Mental Illness

Culture Change and Mental Illness
Int J Soc Psychiatry April 1977 vol. 23 no. 1 20-25
Dr F. Loza, FRCPsych


The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital item sheets

The Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital item sheets (B-MIS): The development and reliability of an instrument for routine collection of summary clinical data
Turk, Nasser Loza
Psychiatric Bulletin October 1988 12:422-426;


The Impact of Uprising on Mental Health

'The impact of the uprising in Egypt on mental health in a private hospital'.
Volume 9 Number 4 NOVEMBER 2012 ISSN 1749-3676
Published in International Psychiatry produced by The Royal College of Psychiatrists.
http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/pdf/IPv9n4.pdf

Dr Emad Sidhom


Egypt Mental Health Act 2009

Poster The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congresspresentation presented at The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress, July 2013
Poster is presented by: Dr N Grace


Egalitarian Communication of Psychopathology

Sidhom, E., Towards a More Egalitarian Approach to Communicating Psychopathology. 2013 Journal of Ethics in Mental Health (ISSN: 1916-2405) JEMH 2013 vol 8(1)

http://www.jemh.ca/issues/v8/documents/JEMH_Vol8_Insight_TowardsaMoreEgalitarianApproachtoCommunicatingPsychopathology.pdf

Indexed in Philosopher's Index www.philinfo.org


Low Current Amplitude ECT

Examination of Cognitive Profile and Variability in the Current Amplitude Domain of Low Current Amplitude ECT. Youssef NA & Sidhom, E. presented in the Society of Biological Psychiatry 69th Annual Meetin, May 8-10, 2014


Ultra-Brief Pulse Unilateral ECT

Emad Sidhom, Nagy A. Youusef, Ultra-Brief Pulse Unilateral ECT is associated with less cognitive side effects, Journal of Brain Stimulation, Elsevier 7 (2014), pp. 768-769 DOI: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.06.013
http://www.brainstimjrnl.com/article/S1935-861X%2814%2900193-4/abstract
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/articl/pii/S1935861X14001934


Patients Perspectives on Stigma of Mental Illness

Sidhom E, Abdelfattah A, Carter J, El-Dosoky A, El-Islam MF (2014),
Patients' Perspectives on Stigma of Mental Illness, Frontiers in
Psychiatry 5:166 pp.1-4, ISSN: 1664-0640, doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00166 PubMed PMID: 25505426 PMCID: PMC4244707
http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00166/full


Brain Stimulation: the 21st century specialty

Brain Stimulation: the 21st century specialty
Emad Sidhom, Nagy Youssef
http://www.elynsgroup.com/journal/article/brain-stimulation-the-21st-century-speciality


The Jinn that Haunts Mental Illness

The Jinn that Haunts Mental Illness
Emad Sidhom
http://arabpsynet.com/pass_download.asp?file=46




Education Department For Professionals

The Behman Hospital maintains education for professionals via case presentations, journal club presentations, log books, regular supervision for professionals to ensure quality education and training.

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Continuing Professional Development

The Behman Hospital professionals maintain their continuing professional development also via continuing professional development online offered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
http://www.psychiatrycpd.co.uk/