Birgul Elbozan Cumurcu

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AIM The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and total oxidant status (TOS) are associated with major depressive disorder (MDD) and to evaluate the impact of antidepressant treatment on TAC and TOS in MDD. METHODS Fifty-seven MDD patients and 40 healthy controls participated in the study. Serum TAC and(More)
In this present study, we examined the relationship between the Cloninger's dimensional psychobiologic model of personality and depression in an outpatient population with major depressive disorder. Eighty-one depressed outpatients (67 women, 14 men) and 51 healthy controls (35 women, 16 men) filled out the Turkish version of the Temperament and Character(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency and correlates of disordered eating attitudes in a university-sample Turkish female population and to evaluate the contribution of maternal psychopathologic symptoms and family functioning. METHOD Female students (n = 267; mean age, 21.21 +/- 1.88 years) completed the Eating Attitude Test,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether patients with pseudoexfoliative glaucoma (PXG), associated with vascular disorders, have more depressive and anxiety symptoms than patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and controls without glaucoma. The vascular depression model was tested in this study. METHOD The sample consisted of 41 PXG(More)
A 63-year-old woman, who had been treated with 20 mg of paroxetine and 0.5 mg of alprazolam daily for 1 year and with 50 mg of metoprolol daily for 15 days, presented to a facility elsewhere with presyncope and complete atrioventricular block. Three days after her initial presentation and cessation of metoprolol treatment, she was transferred to our clinic(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the frequency of Alzheimer-related dementia in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX). METHODS Sixty-seven patients with PEX and 67 age-, gender-, and educational-background-matched control subjects were compared for the presence of Alzheimer-related dementia according to DSM- IV-TR. The effects of cataract, glaucoma,(More)
Alexithymia is thought to be a stable personality trait and a predisposing risk factor for depression. In this study, we aimed to identify the prevalence of alexithymia in a depressed and nondepressed sample and examined the relationship between Cloninger's psychobiological model of personality with alexithymia. The Turkish version of the 20-item Toronto(More)
OBJECTIVES The goals of the study were the following: 1) to determine the frequency of psychiatric disorders and irritable bowel syndrome in patients with asthma and 2) to compare the frequency of these disorders in patients with asthma to their frequency in healthy controls. INTRODUCTION Patients with asthma have a higher frequency of irritable bowel(More)
We aimed to investigate whether agoraphobia (A) in panic disorder (PD) has any effects on oxidative and anti-oxidative parameters. We measured total antioxidant capacity (TAC), paraoxonase (PON), arylesterase (ARE) antioxidant and malondialdehyde (MDA) oxidant levels using blood samples from a total of 31 PD patients with A, 22 PD patients without A and 53(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the rate of social phobia, anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric problems in children with strabismus. DESIGN Prospective, cross-sectional, case-control study. PARTICIPANTS Forty-two children with strabismus and 47 control subjects 8-13 years of age were enrolled in this study. METHODS After the ophthalmologist's(More)