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There is growing evidence for a relationship between the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) and the prognosis in schizophrenia. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether DUP and premorbid level of social functioning are related to treatment response in acute treatment of first-episode schizophrenia. Seventy-nine first-episode schizophrenia(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of outcome at one year follow-up after the first psychotic episode of schizophrenia. Seventy-nine first-episode schizophrenia patients were assessed monthly with the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS), Scale for Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS), and Scale for Assessment of Negative Symptoms(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate gender-related sociodemographic and clinical differences among Turkish patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A total of 169 patients diagnosed with OCD by DSM-III-R or DSM-IV criteria were included in this study. Male (n = 73) and female (n = 96) OCD patients were compared with respect to the(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical predictors of response to treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) in a sample of patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). A total of 55 patients diagnosed as OCD according to revised 3rd edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria(More)
STUDY DESIGN Open design cross-sectional questionnaire. OBJECTIVES The aims of this study are to determine the frequency of low back pains in the younger population and the factors that have an influence on this frequency. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Low back pain is one of the most important social problems that causes injuries in the younger(More)
[Purpose] The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in the etiopathogenesis of fibromyalgia is not clear. This study aimed to analyze the effects of a 6-week aerobic exercise program on the HPA axis in patients with fibromyalgia and to investigate the effects of this program on the disease symptoms, patients' fitness, disability, and quality of life.(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of quercetin and fish n-3 fatty acids on the changes in testis induced by ethanol. Forty-five rats divided into five groups, control, ethanol, ethanol+quercetin, ethanol+fish n-3 fatty acids and ethanol+quercetin+fish n-3 fatty acids. At the end of 8 weeks, all the rats were sacrificed. Degenerative(More)
To determine the prevalence of mastalgia in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and the prevalence of FM in patients with mastalgia in order to investigate coexistence, and to compare the pain patterns in the case of mastalgia or FM alone versus the two in combination. Fifty consecutive patients with mastalgia and 50 consecutive patients with FM were assessed(More)
The Ankylosing Spondylitis Work Instability Scale (AS-WIS) is a recently developed 20-item measure to assess work instability in AS. This study aimed to adapt the AS-WIS to Turkish and to test its reliability and validity. After the translation process, 132 AS patients were assessed by the AS-WIS, Bath AS Disease Activity Index, Bath AS Functional Index and(More)