Zehra Arikan

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BACKGROUND Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, episodic disease with an often devastating course. The aim of this study was to evaluate the depression and anxiety levels in patients with BD and to compare them with those in patients with psoriasis. METHODS Patients were collected from the Dermatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University,(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the functional and structural cerebral changes in chronic alcoholics, analysing their association with personality features and alcohol drinking habits. METHOD Forty patients with alcohol dependency, including 15 with antisocial personality disorder (ASP) as defined in DSM-III-R and 10 age and sex matched healthy controls were(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the sociodemographic characteristics of those who attempt suicide in an Islamic country, the effect of religion on suicide attempts, and the frequency of DSM-III-R diagnoses in suicide attempters referred to the Gazi Medical School Psychiatry Department. METHOD Medical records of 185 cases of suicide(More)
Sister chromatid exchange (SCE) is a sensitive indicator of genotoxicity. In this study we investigated the effects of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on the frequency of SCE in cultures of peripheral lymphocytes. The rate was higher in alcoholics who smoked (10.89+/-2.46) and in smokers (positive controls) (7.64+/-1.01) than in healthy(More)
Eating disorders have been redefined in recent years. Brain imaging techniques are useful in demonstrating the association between the morphologic and the functional cerebral changes in these cases. We report 99mTc-HMPAO brain SPECT findings in two patients with anorexia nervosa, before and after the treatment. While the detailed neurologic and laboratory(More)
In recent years, evidence points to a relation between bulimia nervosa and alcoholism. A significant number of bulimics have been reported to abuse alcohol and drugs. Additionally, there is a high prevalence of alcoholism in the families of bulimic patients. In the light of the proposed hypothesis concerning symptom substitution between the dyscontrol(More)
Patients referring to the Urology and/or Endocrinology Departments of Ankara Medical School with complaints of diabetes mellitus (DM) and related complications were evaluated during the last year. A detailed history was obtained and all of the patients were questioned especially about sexual function problems. Following this evaluation, all patients were(More)
We performed sympathetic skin response (SSR) studies on 29 male patients diagnosed as chronic alcoholics according to DSM-IV criteria. The average age was 43 years and the mean duration of alcohol abuse was 21 years, with all patients having a history of alcohol abuse for a minimum of 4 years. None of the patients had any symptoms and/nor signs related to(More)
In order to evaluate the effect of alcohol consumption and the effect of abstinence on central nervous system generated parameters, we performed pattern visual evoked potential (PVEP) recordings on chronic alcoholics. The study was conducted on forty patients diagnosed as chronic alcoholics according to DSM IV criteria. They were aged mean: 42, and had(More)
Assessment of ERPs (Event Related Potentials) is a special area of interest in research on vulnerability to alcoholism in human subjects. ERP not only provide information about potential neurofunctional anomalies in healthy individuals, but also relate those neurofunctional characteristics to the cognitive process involved. The aim of the present study is(More)