Inci Meltem Atay

Inci Meltem Atay
T.C. Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi | SDU · Department of Mental Health and Disease

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The purpose of this research was to determine the differences in empathy, alexithymia features, and theory of mind between healthy controls and patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Thirty-five patients with BPD and 35 healthy controls were included in the study. To measure the clinical variables, the Empathy Quotient (EQ), Reading t...
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Background: Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease characterized with higher prevalence of psychiatric disorders, particularly major depression. This study aimed to determine the relationship between the psychological coping strategies with the disease and depression, anxiety, quality of life and disease activity in pati...
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Objective: The quality of life of patients is closely related to the quality of life of family members who share the same environment. The quality of life of the relatives may deteriorate more than the quality of life of patients. Except for atopic dermatitis, the impact of skin dis�eases on the families of patients has been largely neglected. I...
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Amaç: Akne Vulgaris (AV) pilosebase üniteyi etkileyen bir hastalıktır. Mizaç, stres ve psikososyal faktörler AV’in başlangıcında ve alevlenmesinde önemli bir rol oynar. Bu nedenle AV hastalarında eşlik eden ruhsal sorunlar, dürtüsellik ve mizaç özelliklerinin belirlenmesi hastalık ile mücadelede klinisyenlere yararlı bilgiler sağlayacaktır. Bu çalı...
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The best known effects of nesfatin-1 are on appetite and metabolic regulation. Moreover, several research suggest that nesfatin-1 play a role in stress responses. This molecule may be involved in the pathophysiology of mood disorders and suicidal behavior. We compared nesfatin-1 levels between depressed patients with suicidal ideation (n = 32, mean...
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Objective: Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is controversial. We sought to compare mid-term outcome measures between isolated ACL tear patients who underwent reconstruction followed by closed kinetic chain exercises and tho...
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Objective: In the present study, we aimed to determine the frequency of benzodiazepine prescriptions to patients with psychiatric disorders in Isparta Province, Turkey. Methods: The data was collected retrospectively from records of controlled drugs of Isparta Province in 2011. A total of 11,317 benzodiazepine prescriptions for any kind of psychiat...
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Aim: To evaluate the clinical findings of toxic keratopathy associated with abuse of topical anesthetics and the treatment efficacy of amniotic membrane transplantation (AMT). Methods: Fifteen eyes of 10 patients with abuse of topical anesthetics were included in this study. The data collected included patients' demographic information, initial...
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Nocturnal enuresis is defined as the involuntary discharge of urine after the age of expected continence that occurs during sleep at night. Although there are a few reports in adults for nocturnal enuresis associated with serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), the mechanism or frequency of th...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to examine the effects of depression on functional healing and the return to pre-fracture daily activities in elderly patients with a hip fracture. Methods: The study comprised 104 elderly patients, who had a unilateral hip fracture between 2009 and 2012. To evaluate daily activities and functional healing of the c...
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Introduction: It was reported that the genetic susceptibility of major depressive disorder (MDD) is related with genetic polymorphisms. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible association of the genotype and allele frequencies of Ser49Gly and Arg389Gly polymorphisms in MDD by comparing them with healthy subjects. Methods: A total o...
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Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the eating attitudes in patients with migraine. Methods: Fifty-nine patients (mean age: 32.54±8.47 years) diagnosed with migraine according to the International Classification of Headache Disorder, 2004, and 47 age-, gender- and education-matched healthy controls (mean age: 31.85±7.14 years) were enr...
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The main feature of stuttering is the disturbance in terms of both timing and fluency of speech inappropriate with the age. This disturbance is characterized with the repetition and prolongation of sounds and syllables. There are two types of stuttering as acquired and developmental. Acquired stuttering may begin suddenly at any age and may be seen...
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Objective: Empathy skills and personal conflicts which may change over time by social, environmental and educational factors, are both important components for a succesful patient-physician relationship. We sought to investigate the empathy levels and conflict tendencies in medical students considering the phase of medical education Method: One hun...
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Objective: Amputation is a tragic event that changes body image, causes a loss in movement freedom, and lowers self-esteem. The aim of this study is to evaluate the use of prostheses in patients after lower extremity amputations. Material and Methods: A total of 92 patients who had lower extremity amputation between the years 2003-2011 and those wh...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Behçet’s disease (BD) on sexual functioning in female BD patients and the relationship of sexual functions with quality of life (QoL) and depression. Methods: Thirty-three women with BD and 37 healthy women were included in the study. Sociodemographic data form, The Female Sexual...
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Pica is defined as the consumption of non-edible substances for at least one month. Although there are reports about the causes of pica emphasizing nutritional deficiencies and psychosocial stress, the etiology and treatment approaches still remain unclear. In this case, a patient with pica accompanied by serious psychiatric and medical comorbiditi...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of Behçet's disease (BD) on sexual functioning in female BD patients and the relationship of sexual functions with quality of life (QoL) and depression. Methods: Thirty-three women with BD and 37 healthy women were included in the study. Sociodemographic data form, The Female Sexual...
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Late-life onset manic attacks generally occur secondary to general medical conditions or drug use. Varenicline is an α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, used for the cessation of smoking. In this case report, we present a 67-year-old male patient with a new-onset manic episode following varenicline treatment. The patient's manic...
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Introduction and aim: Shoutgun injuries are one of the most important social and medical problems of our country. Shotguns produce a wide variety of injuries, ranging from minor pellet wounds to major blast injuries and the extremities are the most commonly injured areas. Although ballistic and clinical differences exist, shotgun injuries are gener...
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Suicide is a complex process from the initiation of ideation to planning, and finally to an attempt. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of death ideation, attempted suicide, and the associated risk factors in Isparta, Turkey. The study included 600 participants aged 18-65 years representative of the population of central Isparta that we...
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Introduction and aim: Shoutgun injuries are one of the most important social and medical problems of our country. Shotguns produce a wide variety of injuries, ranging from minor pellet wounds to major blast injuries and the extremities are the most commonly injured areas. Although ballistic and clinical differences exist, shotgun injuries are gener...
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Introduction: Delirium is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality for geriatric patients with hip fractures. The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of postoperative delirium after hip fractures in Turkey in the presence of certain risk factors, and to determine the effects of anesthesia on postoperative cognitive functions. Mater...
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Hyoscyamus niger is a hallucinogenic plant, widely spread and easy accessible, which contains anticholinergic substances. Ingestion of this plant can cause central and peripheral symptoms and delirium. We present a case where the patient was evaluated for the agitated behavior , sleepness and hallucinations in the emergency unit and diagnosed as de...
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Amitriptyline is an antidepressant that has long been used in psychiatry. This study presents a 40-year-old female single patient treated alcohol addiction, alcohol withdrawal delirium and multiple substance use with amitriptyline. Antidepressants are often used both in primary health care clinics and also in many clinical departments. This case su...

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