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OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of depression in the last trimester of pregnancy and within the first 6 months postpartum, to determine whether there is an association between antepartum and postpartum depression and to investigate the risk factors prospectively in a cohort of Turkish women. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective, community-based, cohort(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigates the frequency of hyperintensities, which are common in bipolar disorder, in sufferers' siblings who are free of bipolar disorder and to ascertain whether these lesions reflect any familial characteristics. It offers an assessment of the relationship between these lesions and clinical characteristics. METHODS The study(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid dysfunction may impair the quality of life (QoL) and may cause psychological symptoms. The aim of this study is to investigate prospectively the effects of thyroid dysfunction on quality of life, levels of depression/anxiety and the changes in these variables after treatment. METHODS A total of 160 subjects, consisting of an overt(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the levels of anxiety-depression in women with infertility and to investigate the relationship between psychologic symptoms, course of treatment and cultural factors. STUDY DESIGN The study included 107 women with primary infertility in the index group and 63 healthy women in the control group. The Hospital Anxiety Depression(More)
A number of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies have reported substantial white matter (WM) abnormalities in alcohol-dependent patients. These studies were usually performed in recovering alcohol-dependent patients who had been abstinent for days to several weeks. The current study was designed to examine WM microstructure and decision-making in a sample(More)
To date, there is no study that explored the correlation of microstructural changes in the whole brain white matter (WM) and decision-making in alcohol dependent patients (ADP). In the present study, we applied Tract Based Spatial Statistics (TBSS) to study WM changes in ADP compared with healthy controls. We also tested whether there was any relationship(More)
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