Saeed Imani

Saeed Imani
Shahid Beheshti University | SBU · Department of Psychology

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Background: Shame and self-criticism are two variables that refer to negative self-assessment. Such negative self-assessments cause unpleasant emotions, which are among the known factors involved in drug abuse and relapse. Objectives: This study aimed to compare mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP) group therapy and treatment as usual (TAU)...
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Objective: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and mindfulness practices have been proposed as a potential approach to improve executive functions (EFs) and reduce craving in persons with substance use disorders. Based on the neural mechanisms of action of each of these interventions, the combination of both non-pharmacological interven...
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Background Different estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) expression patterns have important biological and therapeutic implications in patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer. However, little is known about hormone receptor (HR)-positive and triple-positive subtypes, making therapy sele...
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Background The dramatic increase in substance use among women and the low rate of therapeutic success highlight the need for studying relapse-induced factors. This study aimed to investigate the lapse-induced factors in women with opioid use disorder with an emphasis on the antecedents of high-risk situations for relapse. Methodology This was a qu...
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Objective: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and mindfulness practices have been proposed as a potential approach to improve executive functions (EFs) and reduce craving in persons with substance use disorders. Based on the neural mechanisms of action of each of these interventions, the combination of both non-pharmacological intervent...
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Background: According to the neurocognitive model of addiction, the development and maintenance of drug addiction is associated with cognitive control deficits, as well as decreased activity of prefrontal regions, especially the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). This study investigated how improving executive functions (EFs) impacts methamph...
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Objective: The aim of the study was to comparing the effectiveness of transcranial direct current stimulation, mindfulness-based substance abuse treatment and combined therapy of these two methods on emotion dysregulation in adolescents with Substance use disorders. Method: The present study is a quasi-experimental with pre-test, post-test and foll...
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Background: Parallel with the rapid growth of smartphone users among the youth, its problematic use has received attention due to adverse outcomes. The psychometric properties of smartphone addiction inventory (SPAI) have been studied among Italian and Taiwanese university students. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the psychome...
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Objective: Irritable bowel syndrome is a common gastrointestinal disorder. The perception of stress and GI-specific anxiety play a key role in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The present study aims at comparing the efficacy of mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy with emotion regulation on the quality of life and severity in patients IBS. Meth...
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Background: Phenomenon of addiction as one of the social problem have the high prevalence, especially among youth. Study and scientific cognition of mental and psychological components of addicts is very important in order to help them to compatibility and reduce their psychological problem. Therefore, the aim of present study was to comparison of...
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Objective: This study investigated the effectiveness of mindfulness-based group therapy (MBGT) compared to the usual opioid dependence treatment (TAU).Thirty outpatients meeting the DSM-IV-TR criteria for opioid dependence from Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies (INCAS) were randomly assigned into experimental (Mindfulness-Based Group T...
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In response to high burden of opioid abuse in Iran, Ministry of Health has launched a large-scale opioid maintenance treatment program, delivered through a network of certified drug treatment centers. To promote opioid pharmacotherapies, there is an urgent need to develop and introduce evidence-based psychosocial interventions into the network. Thi...

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The present research was performed to evaluate the efficacy of tDCS and compare it with pharmacotherapy on reduction of worry, depression, and anxiety in a group of Iranian patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).