Elie Karam

Summary

Affiliation: St George Hospital University Medical Center
Country: Lebanon

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders in acute general psychiatric admissions: a study from Lebanon
    Elie G Karam
    Institute for Research, Development and Applied Care IDRAC, Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Compr Psychiatry 43:463-8. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Lebanese-Arabic TEMPS-A: a national epidemiologic study
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, PO Box 166227, Achrafieh, Beirut 1100 2110, Lebanon
    J Affect Disord 87:169-83. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use among college students: an international perspective
    Elie Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:213-21. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Under-reporting bipolar disorder in large-scale epidemiologic studies
    Elie G Karam
    Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care IDRAAC, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Balamand University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 159:147-54. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint A rapid situation assessment (RSA) study of alcohol and drug use in Lebanon
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine, Balamand University, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 58:76-85. 2010
  6. pmc Duloxetine and suicide attempts: a possible relation
    Bilal A Salem
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:18. 2008
  7. pmc Bereavement related and non-bereavement related depressions: a comparative field study
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Affect Disord 112:102-10. 2009
  8. pmc Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in Lebanon: first onset, treatment, and exposure to war
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    PLoS Med 5:e61. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Mass psychogenic illness (epidemic sociogenic attacks) in a village in Lebanon
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George University Hospital Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University of Balamand, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 55:112-5. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Suitability of the TEMPS-A for population-based studies: ease of administration and stability of affective temperaments in its Lebanese version
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Affect Disord 98:45-53. 2007

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity of substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders in acute general psychiatric admissions: a study from Lebanon
    Elie G Karam
    Institute for Research, Development and Applied Care IDRAC, Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    Compr Psychiatry 43:463-8. 2002
    ..This adds weight to the already existing literature on the need for careful psychiatric assessment in the treatment of substance abuse...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of the Lebanese-Arabic TEMPS-A: a national epidemiologic study
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, PO Box 166227, Achrafieh, Beirut 1100 2110, Lebanon
    J Affect Disord 87:169-83. 2005
    ..One recent development in this area is the TEMPS-A (Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris and San Diego Auto-questionnaire). The purpose of this study is to psychometrically validate the Lebanese-Arabic version of TEMPS-A...
  3. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use among college students: an international perspective
    Elie Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 20:213-21. 2007
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  4. doi request reprint Under-reporting bipolar disorder in large-scale epidemiologic studies
    Elie G Karam
    Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care IDRAAC, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Balamand University, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 159:147-54. 2014
    ..To investigate if the prevalence of bipolar disorder in epidemiologic studies is an underestimate, as suggested by clinical studies...
  5. ncbi request reprint A rapid situation assessment (RSA) study of alcohol and drug use in Lebanon
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine, Balamand University, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 58:76-85. 2010
    ..The objective of this Rapid Situation Assessment (RAS) study was to survey the use of multiple substances in diverse segments of the Lebanese population...
  6. pmc Duloxetine and suicide attempts: a possible relation
    Bilal A Salem
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Clin Pract Epidemiol Ment Health 4:18. 2008
    ..We are reporting two cases of suicidal attempt that occurred concomitantly with the use of Duloxetine. To our knowledge there is no prior publication about a possible Duloxetine related increase in the risk of suicidality...
  7. pmc Bereavement related and non-bereavement related depressions: a comparative field study
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Affect Disord 112:102-10. 2009
    ..By comparing multiple features of bereavement related to non-bereavement related MDD, this prospective community study critically evaluates the validity of the bereavement exclusion...
  8. pmc Lifetime prevalence of mental disorders in Lebanon: first onset, treatment, and exposure to war
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    PLoS Med 5:e61. 2008
    ..Thus, the current study aims at investigating the lifetime prevalence, treatment, age of onset of mental disorders, and their relationship to war in Lebanon...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mass psychogenic illness (epidemic sociogenic attacks) in a village in Lebanon
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George University Hospital Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University of Balamand, Lebanon
    J Med Liban 55:112-5. 2007
    ..At the time of writing this report--nine months later--, the epidemic, which had abated within six weeks, was still inactive...
  10. ncbi request reprint Suitability of the TEMPS-A for population-based studies: ease of administration and stability of affective temperaments in its Lebanese version
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Affect Disord 98:45-53. 2007
    ..g. clinical, students, company, employees and those with different educational levels)...
  11. doi request reprint Dissemination of an evidence-based intervention to parents of children with behavioral problems in a developing country
    John A Fayyad
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, Balamand University, Ashrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 19:629-36. 2010
    ..Successful replication in other developing countries would pave the way to incorporating such programs in national policies given their potential sustainability and cost-effectiveness...
  12. pmc Prevalence and treatment of mental disorders in Lebanon: a national epidemiological survey
    Elie G Karam
    Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, St George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
    Lancet 367:1000-6. 2006
    ..Mental disorders are believed to account for a large portion of disease burden worldwide. However, no national studies have been undertaken to assess this assumption in the Arab world...
  13. doi request reprint The epidemiology of anxiety disorders in the Arab world: a review
    Christine Y Tanios
    Institute for Development Research Advocacy and Applied Care, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Anxiety Disord 23:409-19. 2009
    ..There is an evident need for national data on anxiety disorders in the Arab world in order to identify the magnitude of these diseases and their burden on the individual and community...
  14. doi request reprint ADHD in the Arab world: a review of epidemiologic studies
    Lynn G Farah
    Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care IDRAAC, Beirut, Lebanon
    J Atten Disord 13:211-22. 2009
    ..Epidemiological studies on psychiatric disorders are quite rare in the Arab World. This article reviews epidemiological studies on ADHD in all the Arab countries...
  15. doi request reprint Lifetime alcohol use, abuse and dependence among university students in Lebanon: exploring the role of religiosity in different religious faiths
    Lilian A Ghandour
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, American University of Beirut, Riad El Solh, Beirut, Lebanon
    Addiction 104:940-8. 2009
    ..To examine alcohol consumption and the role of religiosity in alcohol use disorders in Christian, Druze and Muslim youth in Lebanon, given their distinct religious doctrines and social norms...
  16. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use among university students in Lebanon: prevalence, trends and covariates. The IDRAC University Substance Use Monitoring Study (1991 and 1999)
    Elie G Karam
    IDRAC, Institute for Development, Research, and Applied Care, P O Box 166227, Ashrafieh, Beirut 1100 2110, Lebanon
    Drug Alcohol Depend 76:273-86. 2004
    ..Several other covariates concordant with the international literature were also delineated such as students' anti-social behavior, and family and peer environment...
  17. pmc Use of mental health services for anxiety, mood, and substance disorders in 17 countries in the WHO world mental health surveys
    Philip S Wang
    Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health, Rockville, MD, USA
    Lancet 370:841-50. 2007
    ..We describe mental health care in 17 countries participating in the WHO world mental health (WMH) survey initiative and examine unmet needs for treatment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, severity, and unmet need for treatment of mental disorders in the World Health Organization World Mental Health Surveys
    Koen Demyttenaere
    JAMA 291:2581-90. 2004
    ..Little is known about the extent or severity of untreated mental disorders, especially in less-developed countries...