Belma Ağaoğlu

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The aim of this study was to compare the safety, efficacy, tolerability, and the effects of atomoxetine and OROS-MPH on executive functions in children with ADHD. This study was an open-label study that only included two medication groups. Children were randomized to open-label atomoxetine or OROS-MPH for 12 weeks. Primary efficacy measures were T-DSM-IV-S,(More)
OBJECTIVE To screen the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety in adolescent students three and a half years after the Marmara earthquake in Turkey. METHOD Overall 334 students were selected from secondary schools located within Kocaeli province in Turkey, three and a half year after a severe earthquake. They were chosen(More)
In this study, we attempted to examine the reliability and validity of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQLTM 4.0) for 2- to 4-year-old and 5- to 7-year-old Turkish children. Parents of 223 children in the 2- to 4-year-old age group and 198 children in the 5- to 7-year-old age group and their parents were enrolled in the study. Children were(More)
Social phobia is a mental disorder characterized by extreme and consistent fear of meeting new people, scrutiny in a variety of performance and/or interactional situations. The aim of this study was to investigate the level of self-reported social anxiety in a community sample of Turkish adolescents and the relationship between social anxiety and some(More)
OBJECTIVE The Children's Negative Cognitive Errors Questionnaire (CNCEQ) is a self-report scale measuring negative cognitive errors in children. The aim of this study was to examine its reliability and validity, and to obtain its norms for Turkish children. METHOD The study was carried out at 3 public schools representing 3 different socioeconomic(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of selective mutism (SM) in Kocaeli, Turkey. METHOD Kindergarten, first, second and third grade students of all public/private schools within the city were included in the study. "SM screening forms" prepared on basis of DSM-IV were submitted to classroom teachers in all these schools asking(More)
OBJECTIVE The Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) is a modular instrument that measures health related quality of life, and investigates the physical and psychosocial functioning, unrelated to health, of children 2-18 years old. In this study, the objective was to evaluate the validity and reliability of the Turkish PedsQL in adolescents 13-18(More)
Priapism is a persistent unwanted erection that is not associated with sexual desire or sexual stimulation. Immediate diagnosis and treatment are essential for priapism; otherwise, it causes ischemia of cavernous tissues, which will result in erectile dysfunction. In this paper, we report a 14-year-old male patient who presented with priapism after(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim is to investigate the prevalence of comorbidity of anxiety disorders (AD) among patients newly diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and to compare symptom severity of ADHD and sociodemographic parameters between patients with and without AD. METHODS Among 1683 children and adolescents admitted to Kocaeli(More)
The aim of this study is to examine the volumetric differences of the fronto-temporal region in the offspring of schizophrenic patients in comparison to normal. Twenty-six offspring of chronic schizophrenic patients aged between 8 and 15 years and 23 control children were matched with respect to cranial MRI. Chronic schizophrenic patients were reevaluated(More)