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Gocmen R.,Hacettepe University | Unal E.,Zonguldak Ataturk State Hospital
European Journal of Paediatric Neurology | Year: 2015

Transient splenial lesions of the corpus callosum are uncommon radiologic findings seen in a number of clinical conditions. Awareness of these lesions is crucial to prevent further invasive investigation and intervention. We report a unique case of transient splenial lesion in a patient with carbon monoxide poisoning. © 2015 European Paediatric Neurology Society.

Senormanci O.,Bulent Ecevit University | Yilmaz A.E.,Dokuz Eylul University | Saracli O.,Bulent Ecevit University | Atasoy N.,Bulent Ecevit University | And 2 more authors.
Comprehensive Psychiatry | Year: 2014

Background The main aim of the present study was to examine whether ruminative thinking styles (brooding and reflection) mediate the effects of dysfunctional attitudes on depressive symptoms.Methods 120 psychotropic drug-naive first episode depression patients recruited from Bulent Ecevit University School of Medicine psychiatry department and Zonguldak State Hospital psychiatry department outpatient clinics were involved in the study. Participants completed the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I), Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) and Ruminative Responses Scale (RRS-short version). Regression analyses together with the Sobel tests were performed for testing the mediator hypothesis.Results According to the path model, the level of brooding fully mediated the relationship between dysfunctional attitudes and depressive symptomatology but reflection did not play a mediator role in the relationship between dysfunctional attitudes and depressive symptoms.Conclusions Assessment of brooding with both mental status examination and specific measurements and focusing on brooding as an intervention strategy would be beneficial components for an effective treatment of depression. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Senormanci T.,Bulent Ecevit University | Senormanci G.,Zonguldak Ataturk State Hospital | Guclu O.,Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry | Konkan R.,Bakirkoy Research and Training Hospital for Psychiatry
General Hospital Psychiatry | Year: 2014

Objective: Although the Internet is used effectively in many areas of life, some users experience problems because of over-use due to a lack of control. The diagnostic criteria for Internet addiction include disruptions in family relationships, but adequate data on the attachment styles and family functioning associated with this condition are limited. This study aimed to investigate the attachment styles and family functioning of patients with Internet addiction. Method: The sample included 30 male patients consecutively admitted to the Bakirköy Mental Health and Research Hospital Internet Addiction Outpatient Clinic, who were diagnosed in clinical interviews as having Internet addiction according to Young's (1998) criteria. Thirty healthy males who were matched with the experimental group in terms of sociodemographic characteristics were included as control subjects. Both groups provided sociodemographic data and completed the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), the Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire-r (ECR-r) and the Family Assessment Device (FAD). Results: Patients with Internet addiction had higher BDI scores (P< .001) and higher attachment anxiety subscores on ECR-r (P< .001) compared with those in the control group. Patients with Internet addiction evaluated their family functioning as more negative and reported problems in every aspect addressed by the FAD. Scores on the FAD behaviour control, affective responsiveness, and problem-solving subscales (P< .05) and on the FAD communication, roles, and general functioning subscales (P< .001) were significantly higher in the patient compared with the control group. Conclusion: Patients with Internet addiction have more anxious attachment styles as well as prominent disruptions in family functioning. Thus, it may be important to evaluate the attachment styles and family functioning of patients with Internet addiction. Indeed, comprehensive treatment approaches including other family members may make important contributions to treatment success. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

Senormanci O.,Bulent Ecevit University | Saracli O.,Bulent Ecevit University | Atasoy N.,Bulent Ecevit University | Senormanci G.,Zonguldak Ataturk State Hospital | And 2 more authors.
Comprehensive Psychiatry | Year: 2014

Background: The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship of dysfunctional attitudes, self-esteem, personality, and depression with Internet addiction in university students. Methods: A total of 720 university students participated in the study in Bülent Ecevit University English Preparatory School which offers intensive English courses. Students were evaluated with a sociodemographic data form, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale form A (DAS-A), Internet Addiction Scale (IAS), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised/Abbreviated Form (EPQR-A). Results: The results indicated that 52 (7.2%) of the students had Internet addiction. There were 37 (71.2%) men, 15 (28.8%) women in the addicted group. While the addicted groups' BDI, DAS-A perfectionistic attitude, need for approval, RSES, EPQR-A neuroticism, and psychoticism scores were significantly higher, EPQR-A lie scores were significantly lower than those of the non addicted group. According to the multiple binary logistic regression analysis, being male, duration of Internet usage, depression, and perfectionistic attitude have been found as predictors for Internet addiction. It has been found that perfectionistic attitude is a predictor for Internet addiction even when depression, sex, duration of Internet were controlled. Conclusions: To the knowledge of the researchers, this study is the first study to show the dysfunctional attitudes in Internet addiction. It can be important to evaluate dysfunctional attitudes, personality, self-esteem and depression in people with Internet addiction. These variables should be targeted for effective treatment of people with Internet addiction in cognitive behavioral therapy. © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Kalayci B.,Bulent Ecevit University | Kalayci S.,Zonguldak Ataturk State Hospital | Karabag T.,Bulent Ecevit University | Aydin M.,Bulent Ecevit University
Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi Arsivi | Year: 2015

Non-compaction cardiomyopathy (NCM) is a rare congenital cardiomyopathy characterized by deep increased trabeculation in one or more segments of the ventricle. The apical segment of the left ventricle is most commonly affected, but left ventricular basal segment, biventricular involvement or right ventricle predominance have also been described. While some neuromuscular anomalies and myopathies had been described in systemic sclerosis patients, coexistence of chronic inflammatory disorders and NCM is unclear. This paper presents a case of biventricular NCM with severe systolic and diastolic dysfunction in a 40-year-old female diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis patient. © 2015 Turkish Society of Cardiology.

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