Omer Saatçioğlu

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OBJECTIVES Alexithymia is highly prevalent among chronic pain patients. Pain is a remarkable cause for high levels of chronic anxiety. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of alexithymia and to determine anxiety levels among DSM-IV somatoform pain disorder (chronic pain) female patients and to examine the relationship between(More)
Treating psychiatric disorders during pregnancy poses a challenge. Both medication and maternal illness may have adverse effect on the fetus and balancing the risks and benefits of symptoms and treatments is crucial. Medications may affect the fetus adversely, especially in the first trimester. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is not known to have adverse(More)
Objective. To assess the relations between anxiety sensitivity, and dimensions of alexithymia in somatoform, anxiety and depressive disorder patients. Methods. The sample consisted of 124 patients with the diagnosis of depressive, anxiety, or somatoform spectrum disorders (DSM-IV). Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), 16-item Anxiety Sensitivity Index (ASI),(More)
Abuse is a family disease, which requires joint treatment of family members. Family is an important part of the diagnosis and treatment chain of alcohol and substance abuse. Abuse of alcohol and substance is a response to fluctuations in the family system. In consideration of interactions within the system, it seems an important requirement that the(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of lifetime posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Turkish male alcohol-dependent inpatients, and to investigate the relationship of lifetime PTSD diagnosis with anxiety, depression, hopelessness, erectile dysfunction and psychosocial problems related with alcohol dependency. Eighty-two male(More)
Abuse and addiction of histaminergic agonists and antagonists were investigated. The withdrawal signs may become after using drugs such as L-histidine, histamine-N-methyl, promethazine, pheniramine, astemizole, etc. Some medicines which include these active metabolites could lead to dependence cause different side effects. This case suggests that(More)
Tianeptine is an antidepressant agent like the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The anxiolytic efficacy of tianeptine is similar to that of tricyclic and tetracyclic antidepressants. Very few cases have been reported in connection with excessive consumption of tianeptine. Although it is not reconciled with results of many studies on(More)
BACKGROUND Research supports the observation that "smokers drink and drinkers smoke." In this study, we aim to evaluate the relationship between nicotine dependence and the severity of anxiety and depression among alcohol dependent inpatients. METHOD The study comprised 125 inpatients diagnosed as having alcohol dependence. They were given the SCID-I,(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to obtain an overview of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) practice in Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases, which is the biggest hospital for psychiatry in Turkey. METHOD From 1st January 2006 to 30th June 2007, a form enquiring about evaluation of ECT was filled retrospectively. RESULTS(More)