Publications by authors named "Shahin Akhondzadeh"

100Publications

Adding extended-release methylphenidate to psychological intervention for treatment of methamphetamine dependence: A double-blind randomized controlled trial.

Med J Islam Repub Iran 2020 14;34:137. Epub 2020 Oct 14.

Department of Neuroscience and Addiction Studies, School of Advanced Technologies in Medicine (SATiM), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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October 2020

Knowledge production in Iranian cardiovascular research centers: A way to reduce the burden of disease.

ARYA Atheroscler 2020 Mar;16(2):72-78

Deputy for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education AND Digestive Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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March 2020

The interplay between gut microbiota and autism spectrum disorders: A focus on immunological pathways.

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2021 Mar 4;106:110091. Epub 2020 Sep 4.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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March 2021

Lavender and dodder combined herbal syrup versus citalopram in major depressive disorder with anxious distress: A double-blind randomized trial.

J Integr Med 2020 Sep 15;18(5):409-415. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Persian Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 1668753961, Iran. Electronic address:

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September 2020

Resveratrol adjunct to methylphenidate improves symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2020 May 24. Epub 2020 May 24.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, South Kargar Street, 13337, Tehran, Iran.

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May 2020

Repositioning Drugs for Psychiatry.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2020 Apr-Jun;12(2):67

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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May 2020

Vortioxetine as adjunctive therapy to risperidone for treatment of patients with chronic schizophrenia: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

J Psychopharmacol 2020 05 2;34(5):506-513. Epub 2020 Mar 2.

Psychiatric Research Centre, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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May 2020

Microbiome and Schizophrenia.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2019 Oct-Dec;11(4):269

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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January 2020

Efficacy and safety of Sophora alopecuroides var. alopecuroides seed extract for opioid detoxification: A randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Phytother Res 2020 May 3;34(5):1108-1113. Epub 2019 Dec 3.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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May 2020

Efficacy of melatonin as an adjunct in the treatment of acute mania: a double-blind and placebo-controlled trial.

Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2020 03;35(2):81-88

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran.

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March 2020

Crocus Sativus L. (saffron) versus sertraline on symptoms of depression among older people with major depressive disorders-a double-blind, randomized intervention study.

Psychiatry Res 2019 12 12;282:112613. Epub 2019 Oct 12.

Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; University of Basel, Psychiatric Clinics (UPK) Center for Affective, Stress und Sleep Disorders, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland; Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Sleep Disorders Research Center, Kermanshah, Iran; Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Health Institute, Kermanshah, Iran; Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport and Psychosocial Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address:

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December 2019

Medicinal plants in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A review.

Curr Drug Discov Technol 2019 Oct 10. Epub 2019 Oct 10.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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October 2019

A placebo controlled randomized clinical trial of Crocus sativus L. (saffron) on depression and food craving among overweight women with mild to moderate depression.

J Clin Pharm Ther 2020 Feb 10;45(1):134-143. Epub 2019 Oct 10.

Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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February 2020

Effect of sweet almond syrup versus methylphenidate in children with ADHD: A randomized triple-blind clinical trial.

Complement Ther Clin Pract 2019 Aug 19;36:170-175. Epub 2019 Jul 19.

Department of Iranian Traditional Medicine, School of Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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August 2019

Depression and Inflammation: Is There any Role for Biomarkers?

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2019 Jul-Sep;11(3):207

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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August 2019

Efficacy and safety of tipepidine as adjunctive therapy in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2019 Nov 3;73(11):690-696. Epub 2019 Aug 3.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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November 2019

Microbiota and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2019 Apr-Jun;11(2):129

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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May 2019

Saffron: The Golden Spice with Therapeutic Properties on Digestive Diseases.

Nutrients 2019 Apr 26;11(5). Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Department of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Cancer Center, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, DC 20059, USA.

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April 2019

Baclofen as an adjuvant therapy for autism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2019 Dec 12;28(12):1619-1628. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, South Kargar Street, Tehran, 13337, Iran.

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December 2019

Monoclonal Antibody a Promising Treatment for Depression.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2019 Jan-Mar;11(1):1-2

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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February 2019

Possibility for science without borders in the Trump era.

Lancet 2019 02;393(10170):405-406

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran 14399-57131, Iran. Electronic address:

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February 2019

Influence of citicoline on citalopram-induced antidepressant activity in depressive-like symptoms in male mice.

Physiol Behav 2018 10 11;195:151-157. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.; Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran; Department of Neuroendocrinology, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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October 2018

Monoclonal Antibody for Reducing Memory and Learning Problems in Schizophrenia.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2018 Jul-Sep;10(3):125

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical, Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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August 2018

Infectious agents and different course of multiple sclerosis: a systematic review.

Acta Neurol Belg 2018 Sep 13;118(3):361-377. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Deputy of Research and Technology, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

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September 2018

Is transcranial direct current stimulation an effective modality in reducing food craving? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Nutr Neurosci 2020 Jan 7;23(1):55-67. Epub 2018 May 7.

Psychiatry and Psychology Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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January 2020

Does oral administration of ketamine accelerate response to treatment in major depressive disorder? Results of a double-blind controlled trial.

J Affect Disord 2018 08 22;235:236-241. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

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August 2018

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Zanjan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S127-S130. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Expert of Mental Health in Zanjan Provincial Health Center, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Yazd, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S123-S126. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Yazd Provincial Health Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of West Azarbaijan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S119-S122. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health in West Azarbayegan Provincial Health Center, West Azarbayegan University of Medical Sciences, Urumieh, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Tehran, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S115-S118. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Expertise of Mental Health in Shahid Beheshti Provincial Health Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of South Khorasan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S111-S114. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Expertise of Mental Health in South Khorasan Provincial Health Center, South Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Razavi Khorasan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S99-S102. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Razavi Khorasan Provincial Health Center, Razavi Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Qom, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S95-S98. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Qom Provincial Health Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Qazvin, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S91-S94. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health in Qazvin Provincial Health Center, Qazvin University of Medical Sciences, Qazvin, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of North Khorasan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S87-S90. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Expertise of Mental Health in North Khorasan Provincial Health Center, North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences, Bojnourd, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Mazandaran, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S83-S86. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health in Mazandaran Provincial Health Center, Marzandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Markazi, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S79-S82. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Markazi Provincial Health Center, Markazi University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Lorestan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S75-S78. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Lorestan Provincial Health Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Kordestan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S71-S74. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Korderstan Provincial Health Center, Kordestan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Kohghilouyeh and Bouyerahmad, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S67-S70. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Kohghilouyeh and Bouyerahmad Provincial Health Center, Kohghilouyeh and Bouyerahmad University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Khouzestan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S63-S66. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Khouzestan Provincial Health Center, Khouzestan University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Kermanshah, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S59-S62. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Kermanshah Provincial Health Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Isfahan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S51-S54. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Isfahan Provincial Health Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Ilam, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S47-S50. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Ilam Provincial Health Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Hormozgan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S43-S46. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Hormozgan Provincial Health Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Hamadan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S39-S42. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Hamadan Provincial Health Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Golestan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S35-S38. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Mental Health Office of Golestan Provincial Health Center, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Gilan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S31-S34. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Gilan Provincial Health Center, Gilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Fars, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S27-S30. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Jahrom Health Center, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of East Azarbaijan, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S23-S26. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of East AzarBayegan Provincial Health Center, East Azarbayegan University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S19-S22. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Charmahal and Bakhtiari Provincial Health Center, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari University of Medical Sciences, Shahre Kord, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Bushehr, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S15-S18. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Bushehr Provincial Health Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Ardebil, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S11-S14. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Mental Health Expertise of Ardebil provincial Health Center, Ardebil University of Medical Sciences, Ardebil, Iran.

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November 2017

A Survey on Mental Health Status of Adult Population Aged 15 and above in the Province of Alborz, Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11 Suppl. 1):S7-S10. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Responsible Manager of Psychosocial Health and Addiction Office, Health Center of Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran.

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November 2017

Medical Science and Research in Iran.

Arch Iran Med 2017 Nov 1;20(11):665-672. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Deputy for Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

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November 2017

Development of Health Research Structures Over the Last 25 Years: Main Achievements and Challenges.

Arch Iran Med 2017 11 1;20(11):659-664. Epub 2017 Nov 1.

Dentofacial Deformities Research Center, Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Orthodontics, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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November 2017

l-Carnosine as Adjunctive Therapy in Children and Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 2018 06 22;28(5):331-338. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Psychiatric Research Center, Roozbeh Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran, Iran .

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June 2018

New Hopes for Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

Avicenna J Med Biotechnol 2018 Jan-Mar;10(1)

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January 2018