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)
INTRODUCTION There is a burgeoning interest in relations between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Although few studies were conducted, weak evidence was found supporting the hypothesis that ADHD may be a risk factor for the development of PTSD. In addition, there is a paucity of research addressing(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)
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)
In this study, we aimed to examine the relationship between atypical depression and insulin resistance (IR) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and major depression. A total of 176 subjects (69 patients with PCOS, 58 patients with depression, and 49 healthy controls) were included in the study. The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Beck(More)
INTRODUCTION In this study, we aimed to better understand the genetic transmission of bipolar disorder by examining the family history of patients. METHODS Sixty-three patients with bipolar disorder and their families were included. The final sample comprised 156 bipolar patients and their family members. An inclusion criterion was the presence of bipolar(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)
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)
Dissociative disorders are characterized by a disruption of and/or discontinuity in the normal integration of consciousness, memory, identity, emotion, perception, body representation, motor control, and behavior1. Dissociative experiences occur on a continuum ranging from the minor or normative dissociative states such as absorbtion or daydreaming(More)