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Citations : 4829

ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry received 4829 citations as per google scholar report

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Journal Name ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry (MyCite Report)  
Total Publications 456
Total Citations 4829
Total Non-self Citations 12
Yearly Impact Factor 0.93
5-Year Impact Factor 1.44
Immediacy Index 0.1
Cited Half-life 2.7
H-index 29
Social Sciences Medical & Health Sciences
Q3 Q2
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioural Science
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Dementia
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Social Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry Diseases
  • Psycho Trauma
  • Posttraumatic Stress
  • Psychiatric Symptoms
  • Psychiatric Treatment
  • Neurocognative Disorders (NCDs)
  • Depression
  • Mental Illness
  • Neurological disorder
  • Neurology
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease



Author(s): Ammar Albokhari*, Aseel Hamza, Mari Alwadai, Ali S. Aladalah, Sama Hashim, Ahmed Alharthi, Shumukh F. Alshammari, Mohammed Sawwan, Abdulrahman Tashkandi and Mohamed Ghowinam

Background: Psychiatric illnesses are a public health problem worldwide. An increasing number of Saudi citizens and residents utilize healthcare services for mental health concerns; hence, there is a need to assess these Physician’s attitudes towards psychotropic medications objectively.

Aim: To examine of the effect of marital status on attitudes towards psychotropic medications among a sample of physicians in Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted over a period of three months. The study has been conducted on convenient Sample of physicians working in Saudi Arabia who accepted to share in research. Demographic data was gathered using an electronic self-administered questionnaire and Physician’s attitudes towards psychotropic medications have been evaluated by a previously validated questionnaire.

Results: This study included 136 physicians, 67 (49.3%) physicians are married, with 48 (71.6%) of them having children and 19 (28.4%) not having children. Meanwhile, 69 (50.7%) are single, with 3 (4.3%) having children and 66 (95.7%) not having children. Physicians exhibit 83.3%-84.95% positive attitude, while 15.05%-16.7% display a negative attitude towards psychotropic medications.

Conclusions: Physician’s attitudes may affect patients’ medication compliance, susceptibility to adverse drug reactions, and illness progression. Our study findings reveal similarities in attitudes towards psychotropic medications between the majority of married and single physicians in Saudi Arabia, regardless of whether they have children or not.

Recommendations: Further larger studies are needed on large number of physicians in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to validate our study findings. Additionally, future research should explore the factors that influence Physician’s attitudes towards psychotropic medications, such as their personal experiences with mental illness or their training. Effective teaching and training programs are necessary to bring in Physician’s positive attitude towards psychotropic medications.

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