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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and related factors in patients with schizophrenia at an outpatient clinic. METHOD All 108 patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder that presented to the outpatient clinic between 12 May and 12 June 2006 were included in the study. Of the 108 patients,(More)
In the present study, the effect of systemically administered vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) (25 ng/kg i.p.) was investigated on drug-induced rotational behavior, extra-cellular dopamine levels and histology of corpus striatum in a 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-induced rat model of Parkinson's disease. After 15 days of 6-OHDA lesion, apomorphine-induced(More)
OBJECTIVE High prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and related metabolic disturbances in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder have been in main focus of interest in recent years since the introduction of second-generation antipsychotics. This study aims to examine these questions: 1) Is there a relation between antipsychotic(More)
OBJECTIVE Extant literature indicates that bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with significant poor psychosocial functioning. However, the relationship between functioning and demographic and clinical variables is unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictors of functioning such as demographic and clinical variables, social support,(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION Delusional parasitosis is a rare, monosymptomatic psychosis involving a delusion of being infested with parasites. It is commonly observed among female patients over the age of 50. It is classified as a 'delusional disorder' according to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases and as a 'delusional(More)
The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of high-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in pregnant patients with depression. Thirty depressed pregnant patients received rTMS over the left prefrontal cortex for 6 days in a week, from Monday to Saturday for 3 weeks. The rTMS intensity was set at 100 % of(More)
INTRODUCTION Pharmacotherapy for schizophrenia is a dynamic process that can change over time. The goal of this study was to examine the pattern of antipsychotic drug (APD) use for patients with schizophrenia in an outpatient clinic. METHOD We evaluated the medication use pattern in patients with schizophrenia treated with antipsychotic drugs in an(More)
D-cycloserine (DCS), an FDA approved anti-tuberculosis drug has extensively been studied for its cognitive enhancer effects in psychiatric disorders. DCS may enhance the effects of fear extinction trainings in animals during exposure therapy and hence we investigated the effects of DCS on distinct behavioral parameters in a predator odor stress model and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the frequency and correlates of sexual dysfunction in patients with Major Depressive Disorder on SSRI treatment with those who are not. METHODS Patients diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, without comorbid psychopathology/medical disorder/alcohol/nicotine use for the past year with a CGI-S severity score of 4 were included. Two(More)