Cigdem Aydemir

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Neuroplastic processes are thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of many psychiatric disorders, including major depression. It has been hypothesized that the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF), a key factor in neuroplasticity, is associated with depressive disorders. Our study evaluated the pre- and post-treatment levels of BDNF in a group of(More)
OBJECTIVE Some evidence indicates that an immune response with an increased production of proinflammatory cytokines often accompanies major depression. The objective of this study was to examine the serum levels of IL-6 in patients with major depression and the changes occurring in IL-6 levels during treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(More)
OBJECTIVES Vitamin D deficiency is one of the implicated factors in ethio-pathogenesis of schizophrenia. Low serum vitamin D levels have been reported in many schizophrenia studies. However, the question is still not answered: Is there a correlation between disease activity and serum vitamin D levels? This is the first study evaluating the relationship(More)
Tianeptine, an atypical tricyclic antidepressant, is one of the first chemical agents, like tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which are employed for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. It is believed that tianeptine, unlike the SSRIs, is enhancing serotonin re-uptake the velocity of the cortical(More)
Objective. Several neurological abnormalities can be found at a greater frequency in patients with schizophrenia, including neurological soft signs (NSS) and signs of the "pyramidal" and "extrapyramidal" systems. We aimed to explore the frequency of movement disorders in patients with antipsychotic naïve schizophrenia and to compare and contrast with(More)
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