Birth: 1973 Marital Status: Married
Address: Substance abuse prevention research center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Email: email@example.com Phone: 00988338260700
- High School: Dr. Fatemi , Kermanshah, Iran, 1987-91
- MD: Isfahan University of medical sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 1995-2002
- Residency: Tehran University of medical sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2005-2008
- Board Certification: 2009
- Research fellowship: Basel university, Basel, Switzerland, 2014
Professional Appointments and membership
- Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical School, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010 to Present.
- Head and Organizer of Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010 to 2013.
- Member of Substance abuse prevention research center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran, 2012 to present
- Head of Farabi mental hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran, 2009 to 2012.
- Head of Psychiatrists Scientific Association, Kermanshah branch, Kermanshah, Iran, 2010 to 2014.
- Head and Organizer of Substance Abuse Prevention Research Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran, 2014 to Present.
Clinical and Research Interests
- Addiction studies
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Brain Electrophysiology
- Clinical Trials
- "Treatment of premature ejaculation" at the second international congress on sexual disorders, Tehran, Iran, 2008 .
- "MRI findings and renal function in patients under lithium therapy" at the European annual congress, Nice, France, 2013 ·
- " Effect of maternal anxiety on maternal serum and fetal cord blood cortisol" at the Switzerland annual congress on biological psychiatry, Solothern, Switzerland, 2014.
- Vahid Farnia1, Firuze Raisi, Mohmmad Ghasem Mohseni, Davood Atharikia, Zahra Ghafuri, On-Demand Treatment of Premature Ejaculation with Citalopram: A Randomized Double-Blind Study, Acta Medica Iranica, Vol. 47, No. 5 (2009): 353-5
- M. Arbabi, V. Farnia, K. Balighi, M. R. Mohammadi, A. A. Nejati-Safa, K. Yazdchi, B. Golestan and F. Darvish, Efficacy Of Citalopram in Treatment of Pathological Skin Picking, A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial, Acta Medica Iranica, Vol. 46, No. 5 (2008): 367-72
- Firoozeh Raisi, MD ,Vahid Farnia, MD , Nafiseh Ghanbarian, MD, Z. Ghafuri, Effects of Herbal vigRX on Premature Ejaculation: A randomized, double-blind study, Iran J Psychiatry 2010; 5: 4-6
- Mohammad Arbabi MD, Vahid Farnia MD, Kamran Balighi MD, Mohammad Reza Mohammadi MD, Ali Akbar Nejatisafa MD, katayoon Yazdchi, MD , Psychiatric Characteristics and Quality of Life in Patients with Pathologic Skin Picking, Iran J Psychiatry 2008; 3: 16-19
- Faezeh Tatari, MD, Vahid Farnia, MD, Reza Faghih Nasiri, MD, Farid Najafi, Trazodone in Methandone Induced Erectile Dysfunction, Iran J Psychiatry 2010; 5:164-166
- Tatari F, Farnia V, Kazemi F. Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) in First Episode of Psychosis, Iran J Psychiatry. 2011 Fall;6(4):158-60
- Keshavarzi F, Yazdchi K, Rahimi M, Rezaei M, Farnia V, Davarinejad O, Abdoli N, Jalili M, Post partum depression and thyroid function, Iran J Psychiatry. 2011 Summer;6(3):117-20.
- Clinical,biological and pathological characteristics of breast cancer patients at the taleghani hospital in Kermanshah,Iran,Shahriari Ahmadi A. Ghavamzade A., ,Farnia V.,Samadzade S.,Malekniasi A.,IJHOBT,vol:2,No:6,2005
- Iranian Cancer Network , Ghavamzade A.,Alimoghadam K., Shahriari Ahmadi A., Farnia V.,Foroughi F., JHOBT,vol:1,No:1,2005
- Vahid Farnia, MD, Jalal Shakeri, MD, Faezeh Tatari, MD et al. Randomized controlled trial of aripiprazole versus risperidone for the treatment of amphetamine-induced psychosis. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse, 2014; 40(1): 10–15
- Faeze Tatari, MD, Jalal Shakeri, MD , Vahid Farnia, MD 3, Farid Heidari, MD, Mansour Rezaei, MD. Bupropion in Methadone Induced Erectile Dysfunction. Life Science Journal 2013;10(9s): 330-32
- Farahnaz Keshavarzi1 MD, Vahid Farnia MD, Katayoun Yazdchi MD, Farid Najafi3 MD, Serge Brand4 PhD, Hafez Bajoghli5 MD, Anisodoleh Nankali1 MD & Habib Salmanzadeh6 MD. Effect of maternal anxiety on maternal serum and fetal cord blood cortisol. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry6 (2014) 435–439
- Faezeh Tatari, Maryam Pashabadi, Vahid Farnia, Tayebe Nouri, Monire Hossieni, Daem Roshani. The effect of pre-school education on social maturity of elementary students. (JPMA 63: 980; 2013)
- Mohammad Mahboubi, Vahid Farnia,MD, Maryam Moradian et al. Investigation of the relationship between illogical thoughts and dependence on others and marriage compatibility in the veterans exposed to chemicals in Iran-Iraq war. Pensee Journal Vol 75, No. 8;Aug 2013: 61-70
- Farnia V , Valinia K. Olanzapine in Treatment of Childhood Disintegrative Disorder: A Case Study. MJP Online Early MJP-01-05-13
- Nazanin Farshchian1, Vahid Farnia, Mohammad Reza Aghaiani1 and Nasrin Abdoli3. MRI Findings and Renal Function in Patients on Lithium Therapy. Current Drug Safety, 2013,Vol. 8, No. 4: 257-60
- Vahid Farnia1, Jalal Shakeri, Faezeh Tatari. The evaluation of sexual dysfunction among male patients with methamphetamine abuse and withdrawal. J Subst Use, 2015; 20(5): 363–366
- Pantea Bazeghi (Bs), Vahid Farnia 2 (MD), Jalal Shakeri (MD), Mohammad Mahboubi (PhD). The effect of kindergarten training on child’s Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Life Science Journal 2014;11(9s): 529-31
- Jalal Shakeri , Vahid Farnia, Senobar Golshani , Kianoosh Yaghoobi , The Comparison of Sensation Seeking between Addicts and Non-addicts; and the Comparison of the First Consumed Opioids and Sensation Seeking Rate among Addicts. Int. j. econ. manag. soc. sci., Vol(3), No (10), October, 2014. pp. 546-550
- Jalal Shakeri, Vahid Farnia, Katayoun Valinia, Amir Hossein Hashemian, Hafez Bajoghli, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand , The relationship between lifetime suicide attempts, serum lipid levels, and metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorders. Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract 2015; 19: 124–131
- Vahid Farnia, Mehdi Shirzadifar, Jalal Shakeri, Mansour Rezaei, Hafez Bajoghli, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand . Rosa damascena oil improves SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction in male patients suffering from major depressive disorders: Results from a double-blind, randomized and placebo controlled clinical trial, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2015:11 625–635.
- FaezehTatari MD, Vahid Farnia MD, AmirHossein Hashemian, Nasrin Abdoli & Mohammad Mahboubi, Low- dose rivastigmine adjunct to risperidone to improve cognitive functions of patients with schizophrenia: A Placebo-Controlled Study. Tech J Engin & App Sci 2015., 5 (1): 141-146
- Vahid Farnia · Sara Hojatitabar · Jalal Shakeri · Mansour Rezaei · Katayoun Yazdchi · Hafez Bajoghli · Edith Holsboer-Trachsler · Serge Brand. Article: Adjuvant Rosa Damascena has a Small Effect on SSRI-induced Sexual Dysfunction in Female Patients Suffering from MDD. Pharmacopsychiatry. 2015 Jul;48(4-05):156-63. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1554712.
- Faezeh Tatari MD, Jalal Shakeri, Vahid Farnia, MD, Amirhossein Hashemian, Mohsen Rezaei, Nasrin Abdoli, Mohammad Mahboubi. Naltrexone Augmentation of Risperidone in treatment of Schizophrenia Symptoms. Tech J Engin & App Sci. 2015, 5 (1): 136-140
- Roghieh Nooripour, Sogand Ghasemzadeh, Fatemeh Rahnama, Seyed Mojtaba Yasini Ardekani, Vahid Farnia. The Effectiveness of Group Reminiscence on Life Quality, General Health and Loneliness in Elderly. International Journal of AYER, Vol. 1, 2015- Page 406-413
- Vahid Farnia1, Jalal Shakeri2, Faezeh Tatari. Demographic and clinical features of patients with substance induced mental disorders admitted to the psychiatric hospital in Kermanshah, Iran. . J Subst Use, Early Online: 1–4
- Nasrin abdoli, Vahid Farnia, Ali Delavar, Alirez Esmaeili, Fariborz Dortaj, Noorali Farrokhi, Majid Karami, Jalal Shakeri, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand. Poor mental health status and aggression are associated with poor driving behavior among male traffic offenders. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2015:11 2071–2078
- Nasrin abdoli, Vahid Farnia, Ali Delavar, Fariborz Dortaj, Alirez Esmaeili, Noorali Farrokhi, Majid Karami, Jalal Shakeri, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler, Serge Brand. Mental health status, aggression, and poor driving distinguish traffic offenders from non-offenders but health status predicts driving behavior in both groups. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2015:11 2063–2070
- Masoud Moradi · Abbas Aghaei · Farid Najafi · Mohammad Mahboubi · Mari Ataee · Bahare Lotfi · Vahid Farnia · Toraj Ahmadi-Jouybari. Epidemiology of Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence in Individuals Visiting Drug Abuse Treatment Centers in Kermanshah Province in 2013. Journal of Biology and Today's World Epidemiology. 2015 July; 4(7): 156-64
- Mostafa Alikhani, Jalal Shakeri, Sanobar Golshani, Elham Jalilian, Vahid Farnia, Roghieh Nooripour,Kianoosh Yaghoobi. Studying the Amount of Depression and its Role in Predicting the Quality of Life of Women with Breast Cancer. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2016;17(2):643-6.
- Jalal Shakeri · Vahid Farnia · Ali Reza Karimi · Faeze Tatari · Touraj Ahmadi Juibari · Mostafa Alikhani · Hafez Bajoghli · Edith Holsboer-Trachsler · Serge Brand . The prevalence and clinical features of amphetamine-induced obsessive compulsive disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 160 (2016) 157–162
- Vahid Farnia, Jalal Shakeri, Toraj Ahmadi Juibari, Faezeh Tatari, Maryam Khoshbakht, Abbas Aghaei.Demographic and clinical features of patients with substance-induced mental disorders admitted to the psychiatric hospital in Kermanshah, Iran. Journal of Substance Use 2015, in press
- D Sadeghi Bahmani · V Farnia · J Shakeri · K Yazdchi · H Bajoghli · E Holsboer-Trachsler · S Brand. The comparison of the effect of yoga and aquatic exercises on depression and fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2015 Dec 11. [Epub ahead of print]
- Sanobar Golshani, Arash Mani, Shahin Toubaei, Vahid Farnia, Amir Ali Sepehry, Mostafa Alikhani. Personality and Psychological Aspects of Cosmetic Surgery. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2016 Feb;40(1):38-47. doi: 10.1007/s00266-015-0592-7. Epub 2015 Dec 22.
- Vahid Farnia, Jalal Shakeri, Toraj Ahmadi Juibari, Faezeh Tatari, Maryam Khoshbakht & Abbas Aghaei. Demographic and clinical features of patients with substance-induced mental disorders admitted to the psychiatric hospital in Kermanshah, Iran. J Subst Use, 2016; 21(3): 327–33
- Vahid Farnia, Jalal Shakeri , Faezeh Tatari, et al. Demographic and mental history-related data predicted occurrence of psychosis in metamphetamine users. Psychiatry Research 240 (2016) 431–434
- arahnaz Ghasemi, Fateme Dehghan, Vahid Farnia, Faeze Tatari, Mostafa Alikhani. Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Life Expectancy of Female Cancer Patients at Tehran’s Dehshpour Institute in 2015. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Vol 17, 2016
- Jalal Shakeri, Maryam Khanegi1, Sanobar Golshani, Vahid Farnia, Faeze Tatari, Mostafa Alikhani, Roghih Nooripour2, Mohammad Saeed Ghezelbash. Effects of Omega-3 Supplement in the Treatment of Patients with Bipolar I Disorder. International Journal of Preventive Medicine 2016, 7:77
- NAZANIN RAZAZIAN1, ZEINAB YAVARI1, VAHID FARNIA2, AKRAM AZIZI3, LALEH KORDAVANI2, DENA SADEGHI BAHMANI4,5, EDITH HOLSBOER-TRACHSLER5, and SERGE BRAND5. Exercising Impacts on Fatigue, Depression, and Paresthesia in Female Patients with Multiple Sclerosis. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May;48(5):796-803
- TORAJ AHMADI JUIBARI1, BAHARE LOTFI2, KHADIJEH NAJAFI GHOBADI2, ABBAS AGHAEI1, MASOUDMORADI1, FARID NAJAFI1, VAHID FARNIA. FACTORS AFFECTING THE DURATION OF ADDICTION IN INDIVIDUALS VISITING DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT CENTERS IN KERMANSHAH PROVINCE IN 2013. Acta Medica Mediterranea, 2016, 32: 885
- Jalal Shakeri, Kamyar Karimi, Vahid Farnia*, Senobar Golshani and Mostafa Alikhan. Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Schizophrenia Referred to Farabi Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran. Oman Medical Journal , Vol. 31, No. 4:270–275
- Vahid Farnia, 2Mostafa Bahremand, 2Shahram Moradi, 2Seid Ali Mosavi and 1Mostafa Alikhani. Relationship Between Coping Strategies and Perceived Social Support with Stress, Depression and Anxiety in People with Coronary Heart Disease. The Social Sciences 11 (6): 837-841, 2016
- Jalal Shakeri a, Vahid Farnia a, Ali Reza Karimi a, Faeze Tatari a, Touraj Ahmadi Juibari a, Mostafa Alikhani a, Hafez Bajoghli b, Edith Holsboer-Trachsler c, Serge Brand. The prevalence and clinical features of amphetamine-induced obsessive compulsive disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 160 (2016) 157–162
- Vahid Farniaa, Jalal Shakerib, Faezeh Tataria, Toraj AhmadiJuibaria, Katayoun Yazdchic & Nasrin Abdolid. The evaluation of sexual dysfunction among male patients with methamphetamine abuse and withdrawal. J Subst Use, 2015; 20(5): 363–366
- Farid Arman,1 Hania Shakeri,1,* Fatemeh Jalilian,2 Ehteram Ebrahimi,2 Jalal Shakeri,1 and Vahid Farnia. The Influence of Pain, Weakness and Rheumatoid Factor Status on Depression Incidence Among Iranian Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2016 September; 10(3):e3894.
Honors and Awards
- Awards as the Best Annual Researcher of Kermanshah University of Medical Science, 2015.
- Awards as the selected scientific staff of Kermanshah University of Medical Science, 2015.
- Vahid Farnia · Senobar Golshani, Amphetamine induced psychosis in: The Neuropathology of Drug Addictions And Substance Misuse, Edited by Victor Preedy, 01/2016: Volume 2, Chapter 26:: pages 269-280; Elsevier., ISBN: 9780128002131
- Psychiatry Board Examination, 2008-2011
- Psychiatry Board Examination, 2012
- Psychiatry Board Examination, 2013Research Projects
- Prevention and Treatment of Addiction, Tehran University of Medical Science, 2007.
- Evidence Based Medicine workshops. Kermanshah University of Medical Science, 2011.
- Paper Writing workshop, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, 2009.
- Teaching Methods workshop, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, 2010.
- Clinical Hypnosis, Tehran University of Medical Science, 2007.
Contributions to Professional conferences
- Iranian annual congress of psychiatry, 2007.
- The second international congress on sexual disorders, Tehran, Iran, 2008.
- Iranian annual congress of psychiatry, 2008.
- Iranian annual congress of psychiatry, 2012.