Ekrem Yilmaz

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OBJECTIVE Phototherapy, ie, bright light therapy, is an effective and safe treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). It exerts rapid mood-elevating activity, similar to antidepressant medications, most likely mediated through both monoaminergic and circadian system melatonergic mechanisms. We assessed the efficiency of bright light therapy as an(More)
Lamotrigine is an anticonvulsant that appears to have a mainly antidepressant effect and is indicated for the maintenance treatment of bipolar depression. Literature associated with obsessional symptoms related to lamotrigine treatment is limited. We report the emergence of obsessive symptoms during treatment with lamotrigine in a patient who subsequently(More)
OBJECTIVE Sleep is one of the most significant of human behaviors, occupying roughly one third of human life. Sleep is a process the brain requires for proper functioning. Sleep hygiene can be described as practices to ease sleep and to avoid factors which decrease sleep quality. Inadequate sleep hygiene generally results in disturbance of daily life(More)
1 Dissociative disorders are characterized by a disruption of and/or discontinuity in the normal integration of con-1. Dissociative experiences occur on a continuum ranging from the minor or normative dissociative states such as absorbtion or daydreaming customary to daily life to pathological states such as dissociative identity disorder 2. The prevalence(More)
A few studies have explored dissociative experiences in epilepsy patients. We investigated dissociative experiences in patients with epilepsy using the dissociative experiences scale (DES). Ninety-eight patients with epilepsy and sixty healthy controls were enrolled in this study. A sociodemographic questionnaire and the Dissociative Experiences Scale(More)
Researches have demonstrated that Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common stress reactions in the face of disasters and significantly associated with a broad range of trauma-induced sequelaes including anxiety, depression, suicidality as well as functional impairments. To date, though many aspects of risk factors with respect to the(More)
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by recurrent and unpredictable seizures. It is associated with an increased risk of developing mental disorders. Electroencephalography (EEG) is the most important diagnostic tool for this disease; however, a normal EEG cannot exclude the diagnosis of epileptic seizures, so EEG performed under sleep deprivation was(More)
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