Research

Department of Psychaitry & Behavioral Sciences is presently also hosting office secretariat of official Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society (JPPS).  JPPS is recognized by Pakistan Medical and Dental council & Higher Education Commission, Pakistan. Indexed in WHO Index Medicus (IMEMR).  http:www.jpps.com.pk  

Many research activities are being carried out in the Department; current area of focus is comorbidity is psychiatry and physical disorders and drug dependence. Multiple studies have been published in reputed journals and others are in the pipeline. International research links has been established with different consultants working overseas.

Publications

1. Stress and Psychiatric disorders in rural Punjab, Pakistan. A community survey May 1997, British Journal of Psychiatry 170, 473- 478
2. Minor psychiatric morbidity and socio-economic factors., Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan  2001; 11 (4): 215-8
3. Comparison of self-reporting questionnaire and Bradford somatic inventory as screening instruments for psychiatric morbidity in community settings in Pakistan. Journal of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan 2001; 1113 (4): 229-31
4. Social Stress and Psychiatric Morbidity in Rural Pakistan. Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (April 2001) Vol. 11. No. 4 pp:239-241
5. Addictive Drugs; Effect on Hematological and Harmonal profiles in men. Professional Med. Sept 2005; 12(3): 237-246
6. Changing patterns of Drug Abuse. The Professional Mar 2005; 12(01)
7. Occupational Stress and Job Performance, Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society 2006; 3(2): 93-97
8. Etiological Gender differences in Psychiatry Disorders   Professional Med J Dec 2006; 13(4): 697-704 
9. Review: Bio-Psycho-Social Model, Annals of Punjab Medical College. 2007; 1(1):11-13.
10. Association between drug dependence and anemia in Pakistani Patients. Annals of Punjab Medical College, 2007; 1(2):9-13
11. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Depression and Anxiety in hospitalized Cardiac Patients in Pakistan. (American Journal) Psychiatry, 2008;5(2);38-41
12. Attitudes of Pakistani Medical Students Towards Psychiatry as a Prospective Career- A Survey. Academic Psychiatry (American Journal) 32:160-164, March-April 2008
13. Characteristics of Psychiatric Hospital Absconders, Annals of Punjab Medical College 2008; 2(1):53-56
14. Life Events and Depression, Annals of Punjab Medical College 2008; 2(1):11-16
15. Psychosocial Adjustment of Educated and Uneducated Infertile Females of Pakistan, A.P.M.C Vol: 2 No.2 July 2008
16. Depression and anxiety in cancer patients in outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital in Pakistan. Pak J Med Sci 2009;25(5):734-737.
17. Relationship between liver diseases and levels of anxiety and depression, JPPS July-December 2009 Volume 6 Number 2
18. Dermatological Disorders Psychiatric co-morbidity, Professional Med J Apr.-June 2010; 17(2): 334-339
19. Depression and Drug Non-adherence, Professional Med J Apr.-June 2010; 17(2): 340-346
20. Anxiety and depressive disorder as psychiatric Co-morbidity in Heptic disease, APMC Med J July-Dec-2009; 3(2): 90-94.
21. Psychiatric Co Morbidity in medical patients, JPPS, July-December 2010 Volume 7 Number 2
22. Self Esteem And Psychosocial Factors Associated With Juvenile Delinquency, A.P.M.C Vol: 4 No.2 July-December 2010
23. Prevalence of Depression Among Tuberculosis Patients, A.P.M.C Vol: 4 No.2 July-December 2010
24. The Relationship between the Characteristics of Mentally Retarded Persons and the Quality of life Perception of their Parents, A.P.M.C Vol: 6 No.1 January-June 2012
25. Comparison of quality of life among cardiac, hepatic, cancer, and dermatological patients. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association Vol:62, No:3 March, 2012
26. Gender Differences in Test Anxiety and Examination Stress Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, July-December 2012 Volume 10 Number 2.
27. Anxiety and Depression among Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability in Pakistan, Journal of Canadian Academy of Child & Adolescence Psychiatry, 22:4, November 2013
28. Frequency of Depression in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Type-II from District Head Quarter Hospital, Pakistan, Journal of Pakistan Psychiatry Society  Vol # 11:1, Jan-June 2014
29. Association of HIV with Drug Dependence: Socio-Demographic Characteristics of Substance Abusers inclusive of HIV positive  admitted in Model Drug Abuse & Treatment Center, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan, The Professional Med J 2014;21(6): 1232-36.
30. Safety Profile of the Practices of the Substance Dependent (Including HIV Positive) Patients at Model Drug Abuse Treatment Center, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan, Journal of Pakistan Psychiatry Society  Vol # 11:2, July-Dec 2014
 31. A socio demographic profile of drug dependents in DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad, Pakistan, Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC)  Vol # 10:2, Jan-June 2014
 32. Prevalence of Anxiety and Depression in Patients with Dissociative Disorders, Journal of Pakistan Psychiatry Society  Vol # 12:1, Jan-Mar 2015

Submitted

1. Socio demographic Profile Among Patients who Has Depression with Suicide Intent presented at Departments of Psychiatry LUMS, SCJIP, Hyderabad and DHQ Hospital/ PMC Faisalabad.
2. Job Satisfaction of physicians and teachers on regular verses contract basis jobs.
 3. Personality Traits of the Adjusted and Maladjusted Medical Students in Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Thesis

1.Psycho-social risk factors of migraine.
2.Therapeutic concerns of thousand nights and one night, A psycho analytic view.
3.Sindabad adventures, Use of negative transference in ‘nights’.
4.Externalizing vs internalizing: exploring the two extremes of personality disorder in endogenous perspective.

Ongoing Studies

          Write up stage

          Analysis Stage

          Data collection

Intellectual Disability
Psychological Assessment of Police Officials