Bahar Gokler

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Growth factors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of autism. We have investigated daily urinary excretion of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), epidermal growth factor, and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 in autistic children (n=34, age 2-5 years) and age-matched control children (n=29). The mean urinary IGF-1 level was lower in the(More)
Even in the face of scant data-based reasons, lithium has been recognized for several decades as an effective and safe agent in the treatment of bipolar affective disorder of adolescents (Lena et al. 1978; McKnew et al. 1981; DeLong 1990; Geller et al. 1998; Kafantaris et al. 2003). It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) without having(More)
Professional behaviour, being one of the domains of professionalism, is an area of medical education that has long been of concern to medical educators. At Hacettepe University, our main goal is to have students become conscious of professional identity, values, responsibilities and the physician-patient relationship. We welcome our new students with an(More)
Munchausen syndrome by proxy (MSBP) is a rare form of child abuse in which a caregiver deliberately exaggerates, fabricates, and/or induces health problems in those in their care. The condition is extremely difficult to characterize and diagnose, as it manifests in many forms, often confusing the medical team. Insufficient knowledge regarding the syndrome(More)
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