International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal (ISSN:&nbsp;2321-7235) </strong>aims to publish high quality papers (<a href="/index.php/INDJ/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all areas of ‘Neuropsychiatric Disease related research’.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> en-US (International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal) (International Neuropsychiatric Disease Journal) Fri, 01 Oct 2021 11:29:34 +0000 OJS 60 Diabetes in the Context of Stroke (Local Study) <p><strong>Background: </strong>Cerebrovascular diseases (CVD), including stroke, are considered as a high burden heath issue around the world. Diabetes is a well-established risk factor for stroke that affects both severity and outcome.</p> <p><strong>Objectives: </strong>The objective of this study is to evaluate cerebral stroke in diabetic patients and the impact of diabetes mellitus on the severity and outcome of all types of strokes.</p> <p><strong>Patients and Methods: </strong>This study included 500 patients with the first attack stroke who were classified into two groups; Group A: 404 diabetic patients &amp; Group B: 96 non-diabetic patients. All patients were diagnosed clinically and with base line CT (Computed Tomography) brain and stroke severity was evaluated by NIHSS within 24 hours of admission.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong> The mean NIHSS in the diabetic cases was 10.35 ± 2.51 which was statistically significant higher as compared with the non-diabetic cases (7.25 ± 1.02) (P &lt;0.001). The percentage of cases with infarction stroke was higher in the diabetic group, however it did not detect major dissimilarity between the 2 groups.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Cardiovascular complications including cerebral strokes occur in higher rates in diabetic patients as compared with the non-diabetic. The outcomes of cerebral strokes were worse as compared with the non-diabetic.</p> Magda Mostafa, Mohamad Aladlany, Mohamad Sherif, Mohammed Abbas ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 01 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Relationship between Age, Gender, Mobile Phone Usage and some Cognitive Functions among the Nigerian Students <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Advanced mobile technology especially mobile phones provide useful and convenient means for individuals to communicate and access the internet anytime and anywhere. However, electromagnetic field (EMF) energy from the mobile phones has been mentioned to hamper neuronal activity and cognitive function in humans.</p> <p><strong>Aim:</strong> This research was therefore undertaken to determine the relationship between age, gender, mobile phone usage and some cognitive functions among the Nigerian students.</p> <p><strong>Methodology: </strong>This study used datafrom500 students randomly selected from populations in University of Port-Harcourt. Different ages specified by the respondents through structural.</p> <p>Questionnaires were used. Data obtained from the retrieved questionnaire were analyzed using multiple STATGRAPHICS for the descriptive statistics. While SPSS (IBM Amos V21.0.0, USA) was used for the inferential statistics.</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>The results revealed that, there was no significant association between age and smartphone ownership (P&gt;0.05). However, for gender, there were significant distributional differences in males (38.5%) and females (29.4%) (P=0.022), as well as stress caused by phone usage (males=76.8%; females=89.7). Correlations of cognitive function variables revealed significant relationship between all the cognitive functional variables.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>Distraction was found to have a significant relationship with stress (P=0.033). Therefore attachment to use of smart phone among youths should be advisably minimized.</p> Lekpa K. David, Josiah S. Hart ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:00:00 +0000