Ozgur Yorbik

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Impaired antioxidant mechanisms are unable to inactivate free radicals that may induce a number of pathophysiological processes and result in cell injury. Thus, any abnormality in antioxidant defence systems could affect neurodevelopmental processes and could have an important role in the etiology of autistic disorder. The plasma levels of glutathione(More)
BACKGROUND The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) plays a major role in neuropsychologic functioning including exteroceptive and interoceptive information coding, reward-guided behavior, impulse control, and mood regulation. This study examined the OFC and its subdivisions in patients with MDD and matched healthy control subjects. METHODS Magnetic resonance(More)
The orbital frontal cortex (OFC) plays a critical role in the pathophysiology of several neuropsychiatric disorders. Few morphometric neuroimaging studies have examined the OFC using different methodologies and have reported discrepant values. Substantial variability in gyri and sulci across individuals as well as unclear landmarks underline the(More)
Different studies have documented OFC abnormalities in schizophrenia, but it is unclear if they are present at disease onset or are a consequence of disease process and/or drug exposure. The evaluation of first-episode, drug-naïve subjects allows us to clarify this issue. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed on 43 first-episode, antipsychotic-naïve(More)
OBJECTIVE Very few studies have compared the symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD) and rates of comorbid psychiatric disorders between depressed children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to reproduce and extend these findings. METHOD The Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia, present version (KSADS-P) was administered(More)
OBJECTIVE Event related brain potentials (ERPs) is a non-invasive technique giving knowledge about neural activity associated with sensory and cognitive information processing. The aims of the present study were to investigate amplitude and latency of P100, N200, and P300 in parietal and frontal areas in children with attention deficit hyperactivity(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the incidence of traumatic dental injury among Turkish children and young adults with autism and compare this to the general population of Turkish children and young adults without autism. METHODS This study was comprised of 186 children and young adults (138 males and 48 females), 93 with autism (autistic(More)
The mean platelet volume (MPV), the accurate measure of platelet size, is considered a marker and determinant of platelet function. MPV can be a potentially useful prognostic biomarker in patients with cardiovascular disease. After reviewing literature, we hypothesized that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood may be a risk factor(More)
The orbitofrontal cortex is involved in multiple psychologic functions, such as emotional and cognitive processing, learning, and social behavior. These functions are variably impaired in individuals with autism. The present study examined the size of the orbitofrontal cortex, and its medial and lateral subdivisions, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
PURPOSE The aims of the present study were to investigate the relationship between plasma zinc levels and amplitudes and latencies of P1, N2, and P3 in parietal and frontal areas in children with ADHD, and to compare these zinc levels and event-related potentials (ERPs) indices with controls. METHODS 28 boys with ADHD were divided into two groups(More)