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Development, Testing and Reporting of Mobile Apps for Psycho-social Interventions: Lessons from the Pharmaceuticals. (2015)
Journal Article
Farooq. (2015). Development, Testing and Reporting of Mobile Apps for Psycho-social Interventions: Lessons from the Pharmaceuticals. https://doi.org/10.4172/2168-9784.1000.191

The mobile Health offers great potential for delivery of Psycho-social Interventions. So far, the researchers have focused mainly on efficacy, and to some extent feasibility of Psycho-social Interventions. Poor reporting of development and initial te... Read More about Development, Testing and Reporting of Mobile Apps for Psycho-social Interventions: Lessons from the Pharmaceuticals..

Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy (2015)
Journal Article
Farooq, S., & Sherin, A. Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2020(4), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd006118.pub3

Background This is an updated version of the original Cochrane review published in Issue 4, 2008. People suffering from epilepsy have an increased risk of experiencing psychotic symptoms. The psychotic syndromes associated with epilepsy have gene... Read More about Interventions for psychotic symptoms concomitant with epilepsy.

Requirement of research as a learning tool in medical education - less is more (2015)
Journal Article
Farooq, S. (2015). Requirement of research as a learning tool in medical education - less is more. Journal of Postgraduate Medical Institute, 29(3),

The importance of research in providing evidence based solutions can't be overemphasized. Therefore almost all curricula both in under and postgraduate medical training have some components of training in research. This varies from teaching in statis... Read More about Requirement of research as a learning tool in medical education - less is more.

Pharmacological interventions for acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD) (2015)
Journal Article
Farooq, S., Rehman, M., & Naeem, F. Pharmacological interventions for acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd011974

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To evaluate the effects of pharmacological interventions, including cost‐effectiveness, when compared to placebo or between different pharmacological agents in... Read More about Pharmacological interventions for acute and transient psychotic disorder (ATPD).

Apps in mental health practice: uses, opportunities and challenges. (2015)
Journal Article
Farooq. (2015). Apps in mental health practice: uses, opportunities and challenges. BJPsych Bulletin, 288 - 290. https://doi.org/10.1192/pb.bp.114.050005

Smartphones are used by patients and clinicians alike. Vast numbers of software applications (apps) run on smartphones and carry out useful functions. Clinician- and patient-oriented mental health apps have been developed. In this article, we provide... Read More about Apps in mental health practice: uses, opportunities and challenges..

Problem Management Plus (PM+) for common mental disorders in a humanitarian setting in Pakistan; study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT) (2015)
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Sijbrandij, M., Farooq, S., Bryant, R. A., Dawson, K., Hamdani, S. U., Chiumento, A., …van Ommeren, M. (2015). Problem Management Plus (PM+) for common mental disorders in a humanitarian setting in Pakistan; study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT). BMC Psychiatry, 15(1), Article 232. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-015-0602-y

Background In humanitarian settings common mental disorders (depression, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder) are highly prevalent. The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a 5-session, individual... Read More about Problem Management Plus (PM+) for common mental disorders in a humanitarian setting in Pakistan; study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (RCT).

Schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment by general practitioners: A cross-sectional study in district Peshawar, Pakistan (2015)
Journal Article
Irfan, M., Miguel Caldas de Almeida, J., MP Irfan, U., Ahmad Raza, U., & Farooq, S. (2015). Schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment by general practitioners: A cross-sectional study in district Peshawar, Pakistan. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 65(9), 937-942

Objective: To assess the knowledge and practices of general practitioners about diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia and determine their association with clinical exposure to such cases in practice. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conduct... Read More about Schizophrenia diagnosis and treatment by general practitioners: A cross-sectional study in district Peshawar, Pakistan.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders (2015)
Journal Article
Naeem, F., Asmer, M. S., Khoury, B., Kingdon, D., & Farooq, S. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for schizophrenia and related disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd011734

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To compare the efficacy of ACT for people with schizophrenia compared with (a) treatment as usual and (b) other psychosocial interventions.

Explanatory models of psychosis amongst British South Asians (2015)
Journal Article
Bhikha, A., Farooq, S., Chaudhry, N., Naeem, F., & Husain, N. (2015). Explanatory models of psychosis amongst British South Asians. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 16, 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2015.05.042

Purpose A strong interest in the understanding, exploring, and extracting explanatory models of psychosis has recently arisen. Explanatory models (EMs) offer justifications and propose explanations when coping with and treating illnesses. Therefore,... Read More about Explanatory models of psychosis amongst British South Asians.

Brief culturally adapted CBT for psychosis (CaCBTp): A randomized controlled trial from a low income country (2015)
Journal Article
Naeem, F., Saeed, S., Irfan, M., Kiran, T., Mehmood, N., Gul, M., …Kingdon, D. (2015). Brief culturally adapted CBT for psychosis (CaCBTp): A randomized controlled trial from a low income country. Schizophrenia Research, 164(1-3), 143-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2015.02.015

Evidence for the effectiveness of Culturally adapted CBT for psychosis in Low And Middle Income Countries (LAMIC) is limited. Therefore, brief Culturally adapted CBT for psychosis (CaCBTp) targeted at symptoms of schizophrenia for outpatients plus tr... Read More about Brief culturally adapted CBT for psychosis (CaCBTp): A randomized controlled trial from a low income country.

Self-help and guided self-help interventions for schizophrenia and related disorders (2015)
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Naeem, F., Xiang, S., Munshi, T. A., Kingdon, D., & Farooq, S. Self-help and guided self-help interventions for schizophrenia and related disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.cd011698

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To evaluate evidence from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) for the efficacy of self‐help/guided self‐help for people with schizophrenia or related disorders... Read More about Self-help and guided self-help interventions for schizophrenia and related disorders.

Brief Culturally adapted CBT (CaCBT) for depression: A randomized controlled trial from Pakistan (2015)
Journal Article
Naeem, F., Gul, M., Irfan, M., Munshi, T., Asif, A., Rashid, S., …Ayub, M. (2015). Brief Culturally adapted CBT (CaCBT) for depression: A randomized controlled trial from Pakistan. Journal of Affective Disorders, 177, 101-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2015.02.012

Objectives To determine the efficacy of brief Culturally adapted CBT (CaCBT) for depression when added to Treatment As usual (TAU)—delivered by trained therapists using a manual compared with alone TAU. Methods This was an assessor-blinded, rand... Read More about Brief Culturally adapted CBT (CaCBT) for depression: A randomized controlled trial from Pakistan.

Interventions Following Traumatic Event in Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Response (2015)
Journal Article
Farooq, S. (2015). Interventions Following Traumatic Event in Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Response. https://doi.org/10.4172/Psychiatry.1000269

Introduction - Recent attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, is perhaps one the worst act of terrorism committed involving children and adolescent. There have been numerous acts of school shootings reported from Western and Americ... Read More about Interventions Following Traumatic Event in Children and Adolescents: An Evidence-Based Response.

Working through interpreters in old age psychiatry: a literature review (2015)
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Farooq, S., Kingston, P., & Regan, J. (2015). Working through interpreters in old age psychiatry: a literature review. Mental Health Review Journal, 20(1), 36-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/mhrj-12-2013-0040

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to systematically appraise the effect of use of interpreters for mental health problems in old age. The primary objective of the review is to assess the impact of a language barrier for assessment and management... Read More about Working through interpreters in old age psychiatry: a literature review.

Clozapine prescribing in the UK: views and experience of consultant psychiatrists (2015)
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Tungaraza, T. E., & Farooq, S. (2015). Clozapine prescribing in the UK: views and experience of consultant psychiatrists. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, 5(2), 88-96. https://doi.org/10.1177/2045125314566808

Objectives: It has been repeatedly shown that clozapine is underutilized and there is delayed use of it in clinical practice. Method: An online survey was sent to 2771 consultant psychiatrists registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in... Read More about Clozapine prescribing in the UK: views and experience of consultant psychiatrists.