Ahmed Okasha

Summary

Affiliation: Cairo University
Country: Egypt

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mental health in Egypt
    Ahmed Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Center for Training and Research, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:116-25. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Sleep EEG findings in ICD-10 borderline personality disorder in Egypt
    Tarek Asaad
    Ain Shams University, Institute of Psychiatry, 3 Shawarby St Kasr El Nile, Cairo, Egypt
    J Affect Disord 71:11-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the forum: Is cannabis consumption a lifestyle or brain disease?
    Ahmed Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:114-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A psychiatric study of nonorganic chronic headache patients
    A Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Psychosomatics 40:233-8. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Mental health and violence: WPA Cairo declaration--international perspectives for intervention
    A Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Int Rev Psychiatry 19:193-200. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Would the use of dimensions instead of categories remove problems related to subthreshold disorders?
    Ahmed Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo 3 Shawarby Street, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 259:S129-33. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health in the Middle East: an Egyptian perspective
    A Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Clin Psychol Rev 19:917-33. 1999
  8. ncbi request reprint Prodromal symptoms of relapse in a sample of Egyptian schizophrenic patients
    A Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:729-36. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Egyptian contribution to the concept of mental health
    A Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    East Mediterr Health J 7:377-80. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) in a sample of Egyptian adolescents
    A Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Center, Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Encephale 27:8-14. 2001

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Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Mental health in Egypt
    Ahmed Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Center for Training and Research, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
    Isr J Psychiatry Relat Sci 42:116-25. 2005
    ..The psychiatric services for children are in their infancy. Since 1983 the common and semi-accepted use of hashish has been joined by abuse by heroin and other substances...
  2. ncbi request reprint Sleep EEG findings in ICD-10 borderline personality disorder in Egypt
    Tarek Asaad
    Ain Shams University, Institute of Psychiatry, 3 Shawarby St Kasr El Nile, Cairo, Egypt
    J Affect Disord 71:11-8. 2002
    ..This study aimed at investigating such a hypothesis in an Egyptian sample, considering the possible influence of cultural differences...
  3. ncbi request reprint Introduction to the forum: Is cannabis consumption a lifestyle or brain disease?
    Ahmed Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:114-5. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A psychiatric study of nonorganic chronic headache patients
    A Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Psychosomatics 40:233-8. 1999
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  5. ncbi request reprint Mental health and violence: WPA Cairo declaration--international perspectives for intervention
    A Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Mental Health Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Int Rev Psychiatry 19:193-200. 2007
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Would the use of dimensions instead of categories remove problems related to subthreshold disorders?
    Ahmed Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo 3 Shawarby Street, Kasr El Nil, Cairo, Egypt
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 259:S129-33. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Mental health in the Middle East: an Egyptian perspective
    A Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Clin Psychol Rev 19:917-33. 1999
    ..An outline of psychiatric disorders in children is discussed. The problem of drug abuse is also addressed, especially that in Egypt after 1983, where drugs like heroine replaced the common habit of hashish...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prodromal symptoms of relapse in a sample of Egyptian schizophrenic patients
    A Okasha
    Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    J Clin Psychiatry 61:729-36. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if prodromal symptoms could be used as valid predictors of relapse in schizophrenic disorders and the relative diagnostic values of these symptoms in a sample of Egyptian schizophrenic patients...
  9. ncbi request reprint Egyptian contribution to the concept of mental health
    A Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    East Mediterr Health J 7:377-80. 2001
    ..This paper provides an historical look at the Egyptian contribution to mental health from Pharaonic times through to the Islamic era and up to today. The current situation as regards mental health in Egypt is described...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) in a sample of Egyptian adolescents
    A Okasha
    WHO Collaborating Center, Institute of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
    Encephale 27:8-14. 2001
    ..Aggressive, contamination and religious obsessions and cleaning compulsions were the commonest among the sample; 19.6% of subjects with OCS fulfilled ICD-10 criteria for OCD...
  11. doi request reprint Do SSRIs or antidepressants in general increase suicidality? WPA Section on Pharmacopsychiatry: consensus statement
    Hans Jurgen Moller
    Department of Psychiatry, Ludwig Maximilians University Munchen, Nussbaumstrasse 7, 80336 Munich, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 258:3-23. 2008
    ..It is the major problem facing efforts to identify the possible 'suicidal effects' of antidepressants...
  12. ncbi request reprint [World Psychiatry Association: Madrid Declaration of ethical principles in psychiatric practice]
    Ahmed Okasha
    Psychiatr Hung 21:256-61. 2006
  13. ncbi request reprint Psychiatry and political-institutional abuse from the historical perspective: the ethical lessons of the Nuremberg Trial on their 60th anniversary
    Francisco López-Muñoz
    Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Pharmacology Department, University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:791-806. 2007
    ..Various strategies can be used to combat such abuses, though it is uncertain how effective they are in preventing them...
  14. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric research in an international perspective. The role of WPA
    Ahmed Okasha
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 107:81-4. 2003
  15. ncbi request reprint WCA recommendations for the long-term treatment of generalized anxiety disorder
    Christer Allgulander
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    CNS Spectr 8:53-61. 2003
    ..Treatment gains after a 12-week course of CBT may be maintained for up to 1 year. Currently, no guidelines exist for the long-term treatment of GAD...
  16. ncbi request reprint WCA recommendations for the long-term treatment of social phobia
    Michael Van Ameringen
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    CNS Spectr 8:40-52. 2003
    ..In light of the chronicity and disability associated with social phobia, as well as the high relapse rate after short-term therapy, it is recommended that effective treatment be continued for at least 12 months...
  17. ncbi request reprint WCA recommendations for the long-term treatment of panic disorder
    Mark H Pollack
    Division of Psychiatry, Huddinge University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
    CNS Spectr 8:17-30. 2003
    ..Long-term efficacy and ease of use are important considerations in treatment selection, as maintenance treatment is recommended for at least 12-24 months, and in some cases, indefinitely...
  18. ncbi request reprint WCA recommendations for the long-term treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in adults
    John H Greist
    Healthcare Technology Systems, Inc, Madison, Wisconsin 53717, USA
    CNS Spectr 8:7-16. 2003
    ..Further, pharmacotherapy for a minimum of 1-2 years is recommended before very gradual withdrawal may be considered...
  19. ncbi request reprint WCA Recommendations for the long-term treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder
    Dan J Stein
    Medical Research Council Research Unit on Anxiety Disorder, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Tygerberg, South Africa
    CNS Spectr 8:31-9. 2003
    ..Only SSRIs have been proven effective and safe in long-term randomized controlled trials. Current guidelines from the Expert Consensus Panel for PTSD recommend treatment of chronic PTSD for a minimum of 12-24 months...