Usha Barahmand


Title: Lecturerusha-barahmand

Area: Clinical Psychology

Ph.D.: Allameh Tabataba’I University, Tehran, Iran, 2003

Office: D-302 Science Building


Office Phone: 718-997-3245


Professional Activities:

  • International Editor for Malaysian Journal of Health Sciences.
  • Member of the editorial board:
    • Journal of Learning Disabilities, Iran
    • Journal of School Psychology, Iran.
    • Global Journal of Anthropology Research
      Sage Open
  • Society memberships: Member of the American Psychological Association

Current research activities

The association of pain perception and expression with symptoms of autism: exploring the mediating role of verbal and non-verbal deficits

A meta-analysis of genetic factors TPH1, TPH2 and DRD4 in substance use disorders:

The role of self-discrepancy in fear of negative and positive self-evaluation, social anxiety, and rumination in individuals with social anxiety.


Selected Publications:

Barahmand, U., & Heydari, R. (2016). Psychosis proneness and psychological distress: The role of resilience. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 22(4):312-319.

Barahmand, U., Tavakolian, E., & Khazaee, A. (2016). Hot and cold executive functions in pure opioid users undergoing methadone maintenance treatment: effects of methadone dose, treatment duration and time between last methadone administration and testing. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 19 (5), 603-619.

Barahmand, U., Nabidoost, A., & Daryadel, S. J. (2016). The Association of Personality Dimensions, Perceived Stress and Emotion Regulation to Driving Anger among Taxi Drivers in Iran. Journal of Psychiatry (Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia) 14(2)

Barahmand, U., & Heydari, R. (2016). Expressed Emotions and Hallucination Proneness: the Mediating Role of Metacognitive Beliefs. International Journal of Life Sciences, 10 (1), 17-24.

Barahmand, U., Khazaee, A., Sadeghi, G. (2016). Emotion Dysregulation Mediating between Childhood Emotional Abuse and Motives for Substance Use. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, doi:10.1016/j.apnu.2016.02.007

Barahmand, U., Piri, F., Khazaee, A. (2015). A Study of the Relationship of Academic Achievement and Impulsivity in Children with Specific Learning Disabilities to Parenting Strain and Sense of Competence in their Mothers. Journal of Psychiatry (Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia), 13 (1) 7-14.

Barahmand, U., Tavakolian, E., & Alaei, S. (2014). Association of meta-cognitive beliefs, obsessive beliefs and symptom severity with quality of life in obsessive compulsive patients. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28, 5, 345-351.

Barahmand, U., & Haji, A. (2014). The impact of intolerance of uncertainty, worry and irritability on quality of life in persons with epilepsy: irritability as a mediator. Epilepsy Research, 108, 8, 1335-1344.

Hosseinzsdeh Asl, N. and Barahmand, U. (2014). Effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for co-morbid depression in drug-dependent males. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 28, 5, 314-318.

Barahmand, U., Shahbazi, Z., (2013). Prevalence of and associations between body dysmorphic concerns, obsessive beliefs and social anxiety. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, DOI:10.1111/appy.12085 p 1-10.

Mikaeili, N., Barahmand, U., & Abdi, R. (2013). The Prevalence of Different Kinds of Child Abuse and the Characteristics That Differentiate Abused From Nonabused Male Adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 5, 975 – 996.