Dalibor Karlovic

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The aim of the present study was to explore possible differences between serum C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and cortisol concentration in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) with melancholic features, and MDD with atypical features. As secondary aim, we investigated possible associations with(More)
Depression has been associated with various cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, atherogenic dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia. In depressive disorder, hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and changes in the immune system have been observed. On the other hand, somatic diseases such as obesity, hyperlipidemia,(More)
The brain is no longer considered an immunoprivileged organ which is completely separated from the circulating immune cells by the blood-brain barrier and which shows a lowered or changed immunoreactivity. It has become clear that there are numerous interactions between the neurological, immune and neuroendocrinologic systems. The psychiatric disorder which(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to compare the concentration of serum Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) considering the severity of MDD episode defined by the Hamilton rating scale for depression (HAMD-17). The other aim was to research the connection between serum BDNF and the(More)
Among one of the biggest difficulties in diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is firstly the involvement of different persons, especially parents and teachers, who, together with experts, make the unavoidable subjects in the process of detecting and treating children with AD/HD. Adding to that the standards of living(More)
The aim of this study was to assess eventual differences in serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides, LDL-C/HDL-C ratio between veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) only or comorbid with major depressive disorder (MDD), veterans with combat(More)
Suicidal behavior in schizoaffective disorder is a serious problem and suicide risk during lifetime ranges between 5%-10%. Neurobiology of suicidal behavior has not been studied sufficiently, and a high number of studies are oriented toward lipid investigation. The aim of our study was to investigate whether there were differences in the level of lipids(More)
Diagnosing major depressive disorder (MDD) continues to be based on meeting phenomenological and descriptive criteria. As of yet, there is still no non-invasive, peripheral biomarker that would allow for a certain diagnosis of MDD. The objective of this paper is to use the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis to test the diagnostic value of(More)
The aim of this study was to compare aggressive behavior in soldiers with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), PTSD comorbid with alcohol addiction and alcohol addiction only. Three groups of male combat experienced soldiers with PTSD (n=43), PTSD comorbid with alcohol addiction (n=41) and alcohol addiction (n=39) were compared by(More)
Compulsive buying (oniomania) is a disorder that has begun to receive attention from researchers in recent years. It has been estimated that disorder affects from 2 to 8% of the general adult population in the US (official data for Croatia are not available). About 90% of those affected are female. Onset occurs in the late teens or early twenties, and the(More)