First name: Vahid
Last name: Farnia
Address: Substance abuse prevention research center,
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
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,
Board Certification: 2009
Research fellowship: Basel
university, Basel, Switzerland, 2014
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
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
of premature ejaculation" at the second international congress on sexual
disorders, Tehran, Iran, 2008
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):
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
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.,
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.
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:
- 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
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.
Vahid Farnia, Jalal Shakeri, Toraj Ahmadi Juibari, Faezeh Tatari, Maryam Khoshbakht, Abbas Aghaei.
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]
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:
Psychiatry Board Examination, 2008-2011
Psychiatry Board Examination, 2012
Psychiatry Board Examination, 2013Research
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.
second international congress on sexual disorders, Tehran, Iran, 2008.
Iranian annual congress of psychiatry, 2008.
Iranian annual congress of psychiatry, 2012.