Rabia Bilici

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It is known that elevated serum homocysteine, decreased folate, and low vitamin B12 serum levels are associated with poor cognitive function, cognitive decline, and dementia. Current literature shows that some psychiatric disorders, mainly affective and psychotic ones, can be related to the levels of vitamin B12, folate, and homocysteine. These results can(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to determine the knowledge and opinions of schizophrenic patients' relatives regarding the disorder, its causes, treatment methods, and treatment outcomes, as well as to determine the variables that affected their knowledge and opinions. METHOD Data were collected by contacting 332 family members living with(More)
Use of cannabinoids is increasing at an alarming rate. Their easy availability, cheapness, perceptive legality and difficulty in detecting its presence with standard urine toxicologic tests, and similar factors probably contribute to the increased use, and popularity of synthetic cannabinoids. Although laws, and regulations concerning auditing of these(More)
INTRODUCTION The impact of socioeconomic and demographic factors on the criminal behavior of patients with a psychotic disorder was evaluated. METHOD The study included 70 psychotic men hospitalized in the forensic psychiatry unit of the Bakirköy State Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases for compulsory treatment who were compared to 70(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of synthetic cannabinoids (SC) on P-wave dispersion (PD) in patients who consume SC. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population included 72 patients who consumed SC and 36 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The severity of addiction was detected using the addiction profile index (BAPI). The(More)
Vitamin B12 is one of the essential vitamins affecting various systems of the body. Reports of psychiatric disorders due to its deficiency mostly focus on middle aged and elderly patients. Here we report a case of vitamin B 12 deficiency in a 16-year old, male adolescent who presented with mixed mood disorder symptoms with psychotic features. Chief(More)
Bupropion hydrochloride (HCI) is an antidepressant that acts as a norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitor and has three different dosage forms including immediate release (IR), sustained release (SR), and extended release (ER). Despite its relatively safe side effect profile bupropion may cause several side effects. Here, we aimed to report a case(More)
Aripiprazole augmentation of clomipramine therapy in treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder: case series Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disorder characterized by recurrent intrusive thoughts and repetitive rituals, causing significant distress and functional loss. Studies show evidence about serotonergic and dopaminergic(More)
“Tardive dyskinesia” (TD) denotes abnormal, involuntary movements of the tongue, jaw, trunk and extremities which develop after at least 3 months of exposure to a dopamine blocking agent. The symptoms either arise while under treatment, or may develop within 4 weeks of withdrawal from an oral agent. In either case; the symptoms should be present for at(More)