Zehra Arikan

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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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of blink reflex as a method for obtaining early diagnosis of cranial nerve involvement in alcoholic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted on 30 male alcoholics with a mean age of 43 years. They had histories of alcohol abuse for at least 6 years (mean: 25). At the time of(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)
In this study, it is aimed to compare the executive functioning and problem solving styles of relapsed alcohol-dependent and protracted sober patients and to evaluate the potential clinical factors that act on the duration of sobriety. Fifty-six male patients meeting the DSM-IV alcohol dependence criteria included in the study. All patients were in sobriety(More)
Ya zış ma Ad re si / Add ress rep rint re qu ests to: Objective: Psychopharmacological, psychotherapeutic and psychosocial treatment methods are being used in alcohol dependence, which is a frequently occurring psychiatric disorder. In alcohol dependence, promising treatment strategies like naltrexone, acamprosate and topiramate are being tested and(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to search for morphological and hemodynamic changes in hepatic and splanchnic vasculature in alcoholic patients without the signs of hepatic damage and subtyped by Cloninger classification by means of sonography, and compare the subtypes among themselves and with nonalcoholic healthy subjects. METHODS Thirty alcohol(More)
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