[Dimensional Approach to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale with Turkish Psychometric Properties].
CONCLUSIONS: Internal consistencies were good for the total scale and excellent for the sub-scales. The factor structure and the contents of the factors were perfectly in line with the original scale (i.e. 4 factor). Positive correlations between DOCS, its sub-scales, and similar OCD scales suggest that the DOCS accurately measures the structures it claims to assess. Thus the DOCS Turkish version can measure dimensional obsessive compulsive symptoms among the Turkish speaking OCD population. PMID: 30215841 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Şafak Y, Say Öcal D, Özdel K, Kuru E, Örsel S Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[The Function of the Expression "I am Unlucky" with Respect to Masochistic Personality].
[The Function of the Expression "I am Unlucky" with Respect to Masochistic Personality]. Turk Psikiyatri Derg. 2018;29(2):131-137 Authors: Dürü Ç Abstract In this paper, complaints of "unluckiness," which are often heard in psychotherapy, are discussed with respect to masochistic personality. Luck is a concept that belongs to the outer world. However, the phrase "I am unlucky" can be a concept that becomes a part of one's own identity. Some clients in the therapy process, either explicitly or implicitly, express the idea that they are unluckier than other...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Dürü Ç Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy on a Patient with Schizophrenia and Clinical Effects: A Case Study].
ml; Abstract Being exposed to traumatic experiences is rather common in patients with schizophrenia. Adverse experiences may induce the onset of psychotic symptoms or trigger current symptoms to be exacerbated. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an effective therapy in the treatment of incidences with underlying traumatic experiences, there by it can be conducted on various cases in addition to other treatments such as psycho-medication or another therapy method. It was developed by Shapiro in 1980s. Although desensitization is widely applied on patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, it is ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Yaşar AB, Kiraz S, Usta D, Abamor AE, Zengin Eroğlu M, Kavakcı Ö Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Pagophagia in a Female with Recurrent Depressive Disorder:A Case Report with Review of Literature].
Abstract "Pica" is the term used to describe craving for non-food and nonnutritive items like dirt, chalk, or paper. Pagophagia (compulsive ice chewing) is a particular form of pica that is characterized by ingestion of ice, freezer frost, or iced drinks. It is usually associated with iron deficiency anemia or mental abnormalities like intellectual disabilities, autism, etc. Very few case reports have reported association of eating ice cubes with compulsive behavior or depressive disorders. In this case report, we present the association of pagophagia with sadness in a patient with recurrent depressive d...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mehra A, Sharma N, Grover S Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Editorial].
PMID: 29730868 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ayhan Y Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

Cognitive Features of High-functioning Adults with Autism and Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders.
CONCLUSION: Comprehension abilities of educated adults with HFA could be higher than average in situations that do not involve social interaction. Tendency to perseveration in the presence of adequate concept formation ability may reflect the clinical symptoms of rigidity and repetitive behavior. In patients with higher levels of functioning and education, their diagnosis appears to be weakly associated with cognitive functioning. The potential roles of other variables, such as environmental factors, during development deserve further exploration in future studies. PMID: 29730869 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mançe Çalışır Ö, Atbaşoğlu EC, Devrimci Özgüven H, Ölmez Ş Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

Effects of Gender Reassignment on Quality of Life and Mental Health in People with Gender Dysphoria.
CONCLUSION: The sex reassignment surgeries (SRS) required for legal change in gender status of individuals with gender dysphoria are helpful in relieving the conflicts. SRS causes improvements in the quality of life, family support, interpersonal relationships and reduces the concerns about the gender related discrimination and victimization. PMID: 29730870 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Özata Yıldızhan B, Yüksel Ş, Avayu M, Noyan H, Yıldızhan E Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

The Relationship of Insight with Psychopathology and Neuropsychological Functioning in Patients with Schizophrenia.
CONCLUSIONS: The relationship between insight and clinical symptoms may change depending on the course of the disease and severity of symptoms. These findings emphasize the importance of frontal executive function in the relationship between insight and cognitive functions. PMID: 29730871 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tiryaki A, Karahan A, Civil Arslan F Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

Neuropeptide Y Levels in Children and Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrated that the NPY levels of ADHD subjects were not different than those of controls. Future studies with homogeneous phenotypes and a larger sample population are needed. PMID: 29730872 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Hekim Bozkurt Ö, Güney E, Göker Z, Şenses Dinç G, Alışık M, Erel Ö, Çöp E, Üneri ÖŞ Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version of the World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument for People with Intellectual and Physical Disabilities (WHOQOL-DIS-TR).
CONCLUSION: Psychometric properties provided satisfactory evidence  of reliability and validity of the Turkish version of WHOQOL-DIS. Nevertheless the results of Factor 1 (Discrimination and support) in ID persons should be interpreted with caution. PMID: 29730873 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eser E, Aydemir Ö, Cengiz Özyurt B, Akar A, Deveci S, Eser S, Ayık C Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Working Alliance Inventory-Short Form.
CONCLUSION: Considering consistency with the observer form items (Soygüt and Uluç 2009) addition to inter-correlations, internal consistency levels and fit indices, the WAI-Short Forms were built    for therapist and patient. Our findings suggested that the WAI-Short Forms for therapist and patient have acceptable levels of reliability and validity for clinical and research settings in Turkey. PMID: 29730874 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gülüm IV, Uluç S, Soygüt G Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

How Effective are Efficiency Studies?: An Evaluation in the Context of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.
;kçe G Abstract The consensus view is that the main goal of a psychotherapy approach is to make changes in dysfunctional attitudes and behaviors. Therapeutic effectiveness, which is defined as "the establishment of causality between the intervention and the emergent changes in target behavior, symptom, or disorder," has been examined via studies of therapeutic effectiveness. In this review, we aimed to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and/or ef- fectiveness studies in terms of their METHODS, results, and approaches. In addition, we wanted to discuss debates and criticism about these studies in th...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Güven E, Gökçe G Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

QTc Prolongation and Ventricular Trigemini with Asenapine: A Case Report.
Abstract Asenapine is one of the newer atypical antipsychotics on the market. It is a sublingually administered drug that is indicated for the treatment of both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and is considered to be safe and well tolerated. Herein, we report a 71-year-old female with a history of bipolar disorder who had ventricular trigemini and experienced a large increase in her QTc interval after starting treatment with asenapine. These changes ceased following withdrawal of asenapine. In this case report, we discuss the importance of cardiac monitoring when switching antipsychotics, even to those that ar...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gıll JS, Sulaıman AH Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Decision-making Capacity of Two Cases Planning to Undergo Uterine Evacuation.
z S Abstract Psychiatric disorders in the perinatal period can lead to a deterioration in one's judgment and decision-making ability. These disorders may cause sensitive and complex legal and ethical issues relating to psychiatric, obstetric, and neonatal care. Clinicians should ethically respect the autonomy of the individual, but at the same time, they must assess the individual's decision-making process with the use of forensic psychiatric and consultation-liaison psychiatric practice. While the literature related to mental disorders in pregnancy has been increasing, there is limited information regarding the m...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - May 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Altınöz AE, Eşsizoğlu A, Sercan M, Yiğit D, Yıldız S Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Editorial].
r H PMID: 29192938 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Soygür H Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Lessons Learned from Experiencing Mavi At Caf é (Blue Horse Café) during Six Years: A Qualitative Analysis of Factors Contributing to Recovery from the Perspective of Schizophrenia Patients].
CONCLUSION: The findings may serve as a stimulus since schizophrenia patients that contribute to recovery give mental health professionals the opportunity to question there need for a change in their professional roles. Additionally, schizophrenia patients that have experienced The Blue Horse Café draw attention to certain points and these points can serve as a guide, especially for establishing the working METHODS of Community Mental Health Centers. PMID: 29192939 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Soygür H, Yüksel MM, Eraslan P, Attepe Özden S Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[The Relationship of Interleukin-18 and Interleukin-6 Levels with Cognitive Functions in Bipolar Disorder].
CONCLUSION: This is the first study that investigates the relation of IL-18 with cognitive functions. Possible detrimental or protective effects of IL-18 in BD is not yet clear, however the positive association of IL-18 level and neuropsychological test scores might indicate a neuroprotective role of IL-18 in the euthymic period of BD which is the closest state to physiological condition. PMID: 29192940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Civil Arslan F, Tiryaki A, Özkorumak Karagüzel E, Aral G, Sarıoğlu O, İnce İ, Çankaya S, Alver A Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Response With Methylphenidate to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Pervasive Developmental Disorder: Does CES-1 Enzyme Gene Polymorphism Have a Role?]
CONCLUSION: This is the first study that an association between Arg199/His polymorphism in CES1 and altered treatment response to MPH in patients with PDD that presents with symptoms of ADHD. PMID: 29192941 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Akyol Ardıç Ü, Ercan ES, Aygüneş D, Yüce D, Durak S, Kosova B Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Adolescent Life Satisfaction Before Young Adulthood: The Role of "Shyness" and "Self-Efficacy"].
CONCLUSION: The findings of the present study may contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between shyness, perception of self-efficacy and "life satisfaction. The results are discussed in the context of the current literature on these topics. PMID: 29192942 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Erol M Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Comparing Two Editions of Wechsler Intelligence Scales and Assessing Reading Skills in Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder].
CONCLUSION: Results of this study suggest that the WISC-R and the WISC-IV scale are not sufficient for obtaining a specific cognitive profile for ADHD - there is no significant difference between them. However, the four-factor structure of the WISC-IV is believed to provide more specific information. In addition, results of this study related to reading skills indicate that the importance of reading skills should not be overlooked when assessing children with ADHD. PMID: 29192943 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Çelik C, Erden G, Özmen S, Tural Hesapçıoğlu S Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of Hypomania Checklist-32-Revised].
CONCLUSION: Hypomania Checklist-32-Revised developed for screening hypomania is reported to be reliable and valid in Turkish after cutting out item #23. PMID: 29192944 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vahip S, Aydemir Ö, Akkaya C, Altınbaş K, Kora K, Sücüllüoğlu Dikici D, Akdeniz F, Kalaycı F, Oral T, Vahip I, Alkan M, Angst J Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Cognitive Dysfunctions in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder].
ç C Abstract Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs after a traumatic event, and its diagnostic criteria include attention and memory deficits as well as symptoms of anxiety. We aimed to review the literature related to attention, memory, and executive functions in PTSD. Although studies on the subject are limited (in that there is no uniformity in terms of trauma type, selection of the control groups or types of neuropsychological tests used), most reported similar deficits in PTSD subjects in terms of memory and executive functions including attention. Since the presence of psych...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eren Koçak E, Kılıç C Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Aripiprazole-Induced Hyperhidrosis: Two Case Reports].
Abstract Many drugs including anti-depressants and anti-psychotics are known to cause excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis). Hyperhidrosis may be caused by drugs acting at the hypothalamus, spinal thermoregulatory centres, and sympathetic ganglia or at the eccrine-neuroeffector junction. Hyperhidrosis can be distressing and embarrassing symptom, which if not addressed properly, may lead to non-concordance to medication. Two female patients are reported here who developed hyperhidrosis with aripiprazole. Both the patients stopped experiencing hyperhidrosis after their aripiprazole was discontinued. To the best of the ...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vohra A Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Executive Functions in Frontal Lob Syndrome: A Case Report].
Tahiroğlu A Abstract Prefrontal cortex in frontal lobe (FL) is the center of executive functions (EF). FL damage can lead to executive dysfunction by influencing frontal-subcortical circuits (dorsolateral, orbitofrontal, ventromedial). Damage to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) can lead to deterioration in EF, whereas damage to the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) can lead to personality changes with the characteristic of disinhibition and irritability. In addition, damage to the anterior cingulate cortex/medial prefrontal cortex (ACC/MPFC) can result in decreased spontaneity. Neuropsychological tests are im...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Metin Ö, Tufan AE, Cevher Binici N, Saraçlı Ö, Atalay A, Yolga Tahiroğlu A Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Letter to the Editor: Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training In The United States].
ı UM PMID: 29192948 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Çamsarı UM Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Letter to the Editor: The ICD-11 Chapter On Mental Disorders: An Update For WPA Components].
PMID: 29192949 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Luciano M Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Correction: Eyes Test Performance Among Unaffected Mothers of Patients with Schizophrenia Turk Psikiyatri Derg 2015; 26 (1): 33-39. DOI: 10.5080/u7460].
Yavuz KF, Kurt E Abstract This corrects the article DOI: 10.5080/u7460. PMID: 29192950 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - December 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Birdal S, Yýldýrým EA, Arslan Delice M, Yavuz KF, Kurt E Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Editorial].
n A PMID: 28936812 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gürcan A Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Clinical and Sociodemographic Characteristics That Affect the Recommendation for Assignment of A Legal Representative in Patients With Bipolar Disorder].
CONCLUSION: In the practice of forensic psychiatry, clinicians should focus on the course of the disease, especially the number and frequency of manic or mixed episodes, total number of episodes and hospitalizations, duration of hospitalizations, alcohol and substance use, the presence of episodes accompanied by psychosis with paranoid delusions and hallucinations, and the presence of the other first axis comorbidity in the patient with bipolar disorder for assessment of the decision to appoint a legal representative. PMID: 28936813 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Akıncı E, Öncü F, Ger C, Sabuncuoğlu M, Kırmızı A, Eradamlar N Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[The Role of Molecular Karyotyping in the Genetic Etiology of Autism].
CONCLUSION: As a result, this is the first study whereby a molecular karyotyping technique was successfully used in autism patients in Turkey. Moreover, an intermediate resolution of 330.000 SNP chips were proven to be efficient for molecular karyotyping analysis. PMID: 28936814 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Özbaran B, Akgün B, Kaçamak D, Köse S, Kavasoğlu A, Onay H Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Current Clinical Variables in Schizophrenia Cases with Suicide Attempt History].
DISCUSSION: In line with this data, suicidal behavior may be suggested to affect clinical presentation and course characteristic of schizophrenic patients. Additional treatments towards factors that may impact on the clinical course and social support programs might be suggested for these patients. PMID: 28936815 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sağlam Aykut D, Civil Arslan F, Özkorumak Karagüzel E, Karakullukçu S, Tiryaki A Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Sexual Satisfaction, Marital Adjustment, and Levels of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in Couples with Vaginismus].
CONCLUSION: It was observed that CBT is an appropriate therapy approach for vaginismus, and beneficial effects were observed in both women and their husbands in sexual functions, marital adjustment, and levels of depression and anxiety symptoms decreased. PMID: 28936816 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Şafak Öztürk C, Arkar H Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Assessment of Adolescent Attachment Styles Via Narrative Responses To the Thematic Stimulus].
CONCLUSION: The psychometric properties of newly developed Adolescent Attachment Protocol according to self-report scale and its strength and weakness to assess mental representations is discussed in the light of the relevant literature. PMID: 28936817 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tüzün Z, Soygüt G Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Measuring Grief Symptoms in Cancer Patients: The Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of Prolonged Grief Disorder Scale].
CONCLUSION: The results provide evidence suggesting that the Turkish version of PG-12-Patient Form is a reliable and valid tool to measure grief symptoms in cancer patients. PMID: 28936818 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Gökler Danışman I, Yalçınay M, Yıldız N Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[The Scope, Quality and Safety Requirements of Drug Abuse Testing].
ar A, Coşkunol H Abstract The aim of this review is to inform about the scopes and requirements of drug abuse testing. Drug abuse testing is one of the tools for determination of drug use. It must fulfill the quality and safety requirements in judgmental legal and administrative decisions. Drug abuse testing must fulfill some requirements like selection of the appropriate test matrix, appropriate screening test panel, sampling in detection window, patient consent, identification of the donor, appropriate collection site, sample collection with observation, identification and control of the sample, specimen custod...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Küme T, Karakükcü Ç, Pınar A, Coşkunol H Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Efficacy of low-Dose Aripiprazole to Treat Clozapine-Associated Tardive Dystonia in a Patient with Schizophrenia].
We report a case of clozapine-associated TDt that was treated with low-dose aripiprazole (0.5 mg/day). The patient was a 51-year-old Korean woman with schizophrenia that had been admitted to the psychiatric ward for her florid psychotic symptoms. The patient's TDt symptoms began to develop after 1 year of clozapine (200 mg/day) treatment. Her motor symptoms improved markedly after adding low-dose aripiprazole (0.5 mg/day) to clozapine (175 mg/day). Aripiprazole is a dopamine D2 receptor partial agonist that exhibits partial agonistic activity against serotonin-1A (5-HT1A) receptors and full antagonistic activity against 5-...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Huh L, Lee BJ Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Forensic Psychiatric Assessment with the Claim of Incitement, Solicitation, Assistance to Suicide, and Reinforcement of Suicide Decision: A Case Report].
Abstract Although the act of suicide is not considered a crime in Turkish Criminal Law, any contribution (incitement, solicitation, assistance and reinforcement of suicide decision) to the commitment of suicide is a crime according to the 84th item. However, the number of cases opened with respect to this item as well as request for forensic psychiatric expertise is very rare. In these cases, forensic psychiatric expertise depends on the psychiatric evaluation of the individual that committed suicide and the analysis of his/her relationship with the person that incited the suicide. If the suicide is completed, the...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eşsizoğlu A, Sercan M Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Triggerred By Alcohol Withdrawal].
DISCUSSION: The clinical presentation, characteristic MRI features together with the reversible nature of the syndrome suggest the diagnosis of PRES. The precise pathophysiological mechanism of PRES still remains unclear. Hypertension, clinical conditions that are associated with impaired cerebral auto-regulation as well as alcohol use which increases the levels of reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide may lead to the disruption of endothelial cells and blood-brain barrier breakdown. Overall, in our case, we think chronic alcoholism and alcohol withdrawal might have caused endothelial dysfunction leading to PRES. P...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Mengi T, Seçil Y, Çoban A, Beckmann Y Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Letter to the Editor: A Case of Sub-Acute Sclerosing Panencephalitis Presenting With Nonspecific Psychiatric Symptoms].
B, Altun Y PMID: 28936823 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tak ZA, Çelik M, Kalenderoğlu A, Sağlam S, Ekmekçi B, Altun Y Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Editorial].
PMID: 28291291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Başar K Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Psychotic Experiences in the Adaptation Process to a New Social Environment].
CONCLUSION: Adaptation-related social stress and perceived discrimination in a new social context may increase the risk of PEs. This particular association seems to be more prominent in groups with higher social stress (e.g., those with academic failure or high perceived discrimination). PMID: 28291292 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Binbay T, Mısır E, Onrat Özsoydan E, Artuk M, Fidan S, Karakiraz A, Önder E, Öztürk A, Sayın MB, Ulaş H, Akdede B, Alptekin K Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Adverse Effects of Medication and Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Second Generation Antipsychotics: A Comparison of Long Acting Injectable and Oral Therapies].
CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that the long-acting second generation antipsychotic injection treatment was superior to second generation oral forms of antipsychotic drugs in terms of adverse effects and measures of quality of life. Further studies with specific design and the supplementation of larger samples are needed. PMID: 28291293 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sağlam Aykut D, Civil Arslan F, Tiryaki A, Özkorumak E, Karakullukçu S Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Alexithymia and Pathological Gambling: The Mediating Role of Difficulties in Emotion Regulation].
CONCLUSION: It is argued that individuals high in alexithymia become prone to addiction behavior through emotion dysregulation. In addition to the alexithymia level, difficulties in emotion regulation are seen to play an important role in pathological gambling. In this context, this study contributes to the relevant literature by discussing alexithymia, emotion regulation and pathological gambling together. PMID: 28291294 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Elmas HG, Cesur G, Oral ET Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Association Between Parenting Styles and Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder].
CONCLUSION: Our findings supported the idea that there may be an association between parenting attitudes and ADHD symptoms in families having a child with ADHD. These results indicated the importance of integrated approach to ADHD diagnosis and treatment and evaluating the child with ADHD in the context of family environment. PMID: 28291295 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Çöp E, Çengel Kültür SE, Şenses Dinç G Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[The Role of Distinctiveness of Stimulus in Memory Distrust as a Function of Repeated Checking].
DISCUSSION: Results are discussed in the light of a different explanation offering that the level of distinctiveness of recollections plays crucial role in memory distrust rather than the explanation of low confidence hypothesis. PMID: 28291296 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Demirsöz T, Ayvaşık HB Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Reliability and Validity Indicators of Berkeley Expressivity Questionnaire in the Context of Culture and Gender].
CONCLUSION: Based on these results it was concluded that The Turkish version of the BEQ has sufficiently high reliability and validity to justify its use as a tool in emotion expression studies. PMID: 28291297 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tunay Akan Ş, Barışkın E Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Neurobiology of Alcohol Dependence and Implications on Treatment].
il; K Abstract The process of alcohol dependence has been conceptualized as a progress from controlled alcohol intake to compulsive alcohol consumption or a shift from alcohol intake for pleasure to compulsory alcohol seeking behavior. Hereditary and physical factors and the interaction of individuals with their environment, as well as permanent changes in the neurotransmitter and neurohormonal systems in the brain due to alcohol use, play the most important role in the etiology of alcohol dependence. The effects of ethanol on the neurotransmitter, neuropeptide and neuroendocrine systems not only account for its a...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Eşel E, Dinç K Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Neurosyphilis in Psychiatric Settings: Three Case Reports].
ccedil;ular B Abstract Syphilis is a generally sexually transmitted and multisystem disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. All of the organs of the body may be involved during the course of the disease. Neurosyphilis is a clinical form of syphilis with the central nervous system (CNS) involvement. While primarily meningeal and vascular structures are involved in early neurosyphilis, a parenchymal affection of the brain and spinal cord emerges at later stages of neurosyphilis. It presents with symptoms of meningitis, meningovasculitis and parenchymal neurosyphilis (presenting as tabes dorsalis and gen...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Akıncı E, Öncü F, Topçular B Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Possible Relation Between Antenatal Venlafaxine Use and VACTERL Association in a Newborn: A Case Report].
ş B, Turğut M Abstract Major depressive disorder is common during antenatal period and many women are prescribed antidepressant drugs despite no antidepressant can be regarded as definitely safe in pregnancy. Previous studies have suggested links between gestational use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) and certain birth defects. VACTERL association is a rare group of congenital malformations which were observed to occur together more often than would be expected by chance. Diagnosis requires coexistence of at least three congenital malfo...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Çevik MÖ, Çelik M, Bucak İH, Han Almış B, Turğut M Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research

[Acute Dystonia due to Aripiprazole Use in Two Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the First Five Years of Life].
Kabukçu Başay B Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by impairment in social interactions, in verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and stereotyped patterns of interest and behavior within the first 3 years of life. Pharmacologic interventions may be needed for the treatment of temper tantrums, aggression, hyperactivity, and stereotypes in children with ASD. The approval of aripiprazole by the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for the treatment of temper tantrums in children and adolescents with ASD has gained increased interes...
Source: Turkish Journal of Psychiatry - March 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Küçükköse M, Kabukçu Başay B Tags: Turk Psikiyatri Derg Source Type: research