Middle East

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by describing and discussing (1) the existing evidence examining associations between mental health and technology use including depression, anxiety, body dissatisfaction, attention-deficit disorders (and risks of distraction), and addictive behaviors and (2) the impacts of risky online communities on adolescents’ mental health, focusing on networks promoting proeating disorder behaviors and prosuicidality.
Elsevier, Women's Studies International Forum, Volume 79, March - April 2020
Objectives: Limited studies have investigated detailed insights into the experiences of women in transitioning countries such as Iran as active agents in their lives and their societies. This study explores how young Iranian women build and use their social capital to make a social change and improve their status. Methods: This study is the qualitative component of a larger mixed-method study exploring social capital and wellbeing in young Iranian women. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted with 17 young Iranian women aged 18–35.

Diagnosis and Management in Dementia: The Neuroscience of Dementia, Volume 1, Volume , 1 January 2020

This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by focusing on providing a brief overview of genes associated with sporadic (late-onset) Alzheimer's disease (AD).
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by reviewing background on neurocognitive disorders, approaches to diagnosis, and management of several of the more problematic psychiatric complications of dementia. Disorders reviewed include AD, vascular dementia, Lewy body disease, and frontotemporal dementia. Psychiatric symptoms reviewed include apathy, agitation, psychosis, depression, and anxiety.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by providing an overview of natural AChE inhibitors extracted from plants and their therapeutic potential to treat AD.
This book chapter advances SDG #3 and #10 by outlining how both the asymptomatic and symptomatic predementia phases of AD, amyloid positivity using amyloid PET imaging could predict progression to AD dementia. Amyloid PET imaging can identify the status of Aβ deposition in the underlying AD pathophysiology, increase diagnostic certainty, and alter management. This approach could improve the diagnose and management for patients with memory loss or cognitive dysfunction.


Design for Health, January 2020, Pages 305-322

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by providing best practices and applied examples to instruct human factors practitioners (researchers and designers) in creating health-care designs that are inclusive of various populations.

Design for Health, January 2020, Pages 323-340

This book chapter advances SDG 3 and 10 by exploring the current state of design as applied to global health, models of how it is carried out, and some of the questions that arise for practitioners. The goal of this chapter is to help practioners design models to help improve health and well-being of people in lower income countries.
This article ties to SDG 3. The study analyses, first, how various traumatic war events, such as losses, horrors and life-threat, are associated with maternal mental health and dyadic mother-infant interaction quality, indicated by maternal emotional availability (EA). Second, it tests a hypothesis that maternal insecure attachment risks and secure attachment protects good mental health and optimal EA from negative impacts of traumatic war events.

Biomarkers in Neuropsychiatry, Volume 1, December 2019

This paper summarizes the literature findings regarding the most widely and consistently accepted diagnostic biomarkers of the f Alzheimer's disease (AD) continuum according to ATN classification. It examined their diagnostic accuracy for AD in comparison with healthy elderly controls and those with other types of dementias and also discussed their limitations and the reasons behind their limited use in routine clinical settings. Moreover, new research avenues in developing biomarkers were also presented.