Miraç Barış Usta

Miraç Barış Usta
Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi · Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

MD, PhD candidate
machine learning in psychiatry

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Introduction
I work as a child and adolescent psychiatry specialist at Ondokuz Mayıs University Hospital. My main focus is the management of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental diseases, rehabilitation, and medical treatments. Also working on predictive medicine, machine learning and my Neuroscience Ph.D. thesis focused on social cognition in children with ADHD.
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January 2012 - October 2017
Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi
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  • PhD Student

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Recent evidence shows that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis can be dysregulated in chronic sexual abuse victims with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We hypothesized that PTSD in adolescents exposed to a single sexual trauma may function as a chronic stressor leading to HPA-axis dysregulation. The objective of this study was to a...
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OBJECTIVE: Studies show partial improvements in some core symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in time. However, the predictive factors (e.g. pretreatment IQ, comorbid psychiatric disorders, adaptive, and language skills, etc.) for a better the outcome was not studied with machine learning methods. We aimed to examine the predictors of outco...
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BACKGROUNDː Previous researches has supported a relationship between sleep problems and challenging behavior. However, the relationship may be inflated due to shared method variance and longitudinal coupling. Therefore, our main goal was to clarify any potential connections between behavior problems and sleep disturbances. METHODSː We examined the...
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Background The study compared retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) thickness, macular thickness, and macular volume of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to those of healthy control group and correlated the RNFL thickness with symptom severity in children with ASD. Method Forty children between the ages of 7 and 12 with normal intelligence l...
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This research examined the influence of intrapersonal and family factors on Internet Addiction (IA) among adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A prospective evaluation was performed in two waves on a total of 250 adolescents in this longitudinal study, with a four-month interval. Demographic data, intrapersonal factors...
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BACKGROUND: The primary outcomes of this study were to explore the role of dissociation and social problem-solving in Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) and to test whether dissociation is a mediator of the path from trauma to NSSI. Secondary outcomes were to demonstrate possible variables related to NSSI functions. METHODS: The sample consisted of 9...
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Among the medical disciplines, the science of child psychiatry has a special place with the collection of detailed data about the patient. When the direct observations of family, teachers, counselors and physicians, neuropsychological test data, medical records, imaging results, developmental history and questionnaires are collected, we have a sign...
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This 8-week longitudinal study examined predictors of response to simple behavioral intervention in primary enuresis nocturna (PEN). A total of 154 children, aged 8–18 years, diagnosed with PEN were evaluated. The results indicated that lack of constipation, milder enuresis severity, and higher bladder capacity are the primary predictors of good tr...
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OBJECTIVE: It is aimed to investigate emotion recognition abilities and to assess the emotional expressions of faces with digital face analysis in the children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). METHODS: The 6-12 years-old children with ADHD (n=56) who did not prescribed any psychiatric drug for at least the last three...
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Background: A low-grade inflammation is presumed to be related to the etiopathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily members have roles in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders because of the relationship with inflammation and neurogenesis. The aim of this study was to inv...
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Objective: Complexity analysis is a method employed to understand the activity of the brain. The effect of methylphenidate (MPH) treatment on neuro-cortical complexity changes is still unknown. This study aimed to reveal how MPH treatment affects the brain complexity of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using entropy-bas...
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BACKGROUND: Atomoxetine response has been reviewed in the literature to a limited extent. Thus, this 10-week retrospective study examined the influence of demographic, clinical, and familial predictors of atomoxetine response among children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: A total of 222 children and ad...
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Objective: There are few studies of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)/premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in adolescents. The research conducted to date generally consists of prevalence studies that did not evaluate neuropsychological parameters. This study was designed to assess neurocognitive functions, such as attention and memory, in adolescent gi...
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Objective: The aim was to evaluate children and adolescents' cognitive performance and clinical characteristics with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who had accessed at a tertiary center. Method: Fifty-six children and adolescents aged 7-16 years with ADHD admitted to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry clinic between June 2020 and...
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Amaç: Bu çalışmada, bir aylık süre zarfında şizofreniye yönelik Türkçe Twitter iletilerinin damgalama ve ayrımcılık yönünden nitel incelenmesi ve yapay zekâ uygulamaları duygu çözümlemesinin yapılması amaçlandı. Yöntem: Çalışmada yapay zekâ uygulamalarından biri olan Python Tweepy uygulaması ile 19 Aralık 2020-18 Ocak 2021 tarihleri arasında şizof...
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Amaç: Bu çalışmanın amacı, bir aylık sürede Türkçe şizofreniye yönelik tweetlerin ile damgalama ve ayrımcılık yönünden nitel ve yapay zekâ uygulamaları duygu analizinin yapılmasıdır. Yöntem: Çalışmada yapay zekâ uygulamalarından biri olan Python Tweepy ile 19 Aralık 2020-18 Ocak 2021 tarihleri arasında Türkçe tweetler incelendi ve ilk aşamada tweet...
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Introduction: Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) disorder is a common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, and methylphenidate (MPH) is a first-line therapeutic option for treating ADHD. However, how brain complexity and entropy changes with methylphenidate treatment the clinical implications of possible changes in entropy and the clinical im...
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Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) disorder is a common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, and Methylphenidate (MPH) is a first-line therapeutic option for treating ADHD.However, how brain complexity and entropy changes with methylphenidate treatment the clinical implications of possible changes in entropy and the clinical impl...
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Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) disorder is a common childhood neurodevelopmental disorder, and Methylphenidate (MPH) is a first-line therapeutic option for treating ADHD.However, how brain connectivity changes with methylphenidate treatment have yet to be studied. Objectives This study investigates how the MPH treatment affect...
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Objective: Considering the clinical presentation of sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), the continuous performance test (CPT) that reveals the ability to maintain alertness and sustained attention is assumed to be impaired in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) accompanied by SCT. This study aimed to evaluate the distracted Co...
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Objectives: This study aimed to investigate qualitative analysis and times cited of thesis in child psychiatry. As a secondary purpose, it is aimed to find out the factors that affect to publication and citation analysis of theses. Materials and Methods: Thesis studies that were conducted between 1996-2017 and uploaded to the Higher Education Counc...
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Early diagnosis and intensive education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is essential for the development of these children. Today, many measurement tools are used in screening, diagnosing, and evaluating children with ASD. Of course, not a single measurement tool should be used in the diagnostic process, but many measurement tools a...
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an umbrella term for neurodevelopmental disabilities that affect social and communication skills, and in recent years, the trend toward escalating prevalence is seen. In children with ASD, outcome prediction is a vital component of planning behavioral interventions, treatment, and also prognosis in clinical setting...
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Early diagnosis and intensive education of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is essential for the development of these children. Today, many measurement tools are used in screening, diagnosing, and evaluating children with ASD. Of course, not a single measurement tool should be used in the diagnostic process, but many measurement tools a...
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Telepsychiatry has attracted more attention and has developed rapidly worldwide with the Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Although scientific evidence on the effectiveness and validity of telepsychiatry increases, it is known that it is not used as widely as expected before the pan-demic. Clinicians and patients are concerned about t...
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Aim: Irisin is a myokine and adipokine which has neural effects such as playing a role in neural proliferation. There are studies in the literature reporting that irisin could be associated with neurodegenerative processes. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to evaluate the irisin levels in patients with bipolar depression and major depressive diso...
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INTRODUCTION: Patients with obesity have more restrictive eating behavior than those of normal weight, and are thought to cause depressive symptoms by leading to avoidant coping strategies. In this study, it was aimed to investigate the mediating role of eating, shape and weight concern the relationship between restricted eating and depression in i...
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With a relatively limited number of clinicians dealing with autism and the prevalence reporting reaching 1/59 in recent years, families experiencing this problem have to wait for a long time for evaluation in almost all countries in the world. For this reason, it is important to automate diagnosis or at least pre-diagnosis systems or to use systems...
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Autism spectrum disorders are developmental disorders that start in childhood and are characterized by detriment in social communication and social interactions in addition to limited, repetitive behavior or interest models. The absence of effective medical treatment for core symptoms highlights the importance of early and continuing education in a...
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Introduction: Parental psychopathology has been defined in respect of psychopathological development in early childhood. This study aimed to investigate the effects of parental psychopathologies on social and emotional problems in the age range of 1-3 years and to determine children at risk. Methods: The study data were obtained from the 2009 Ea...
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Objectives The number of studies investigating inflammatory biomarkers in bipolar disorder has increased significantly in recent years. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and monocyte to lymphocyte ratio (MLR) are inexpensive and easy to obtain values used to measure the level of inflammation. This study c...
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Background: The long-term closing of schools and home-quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic cause negative effects on the physical and mental health of young people. Studies evaluating the mental health of adolescents during the pandemic are limited in the literature. Aim: In our study, it was aimed to determine the results of home-quarantine mea...
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tarafından 08.04.2020 tarihinde 2020/55 karar numarası ile onaylanmıştır. Öz Amaç: Kompleks etiyolojisi ve çekirdek semptomlarına etkili bir tedavinin henüz olmaması nedeniyle birçok kültürde OSB'nin oluşum nedenlerine dair farklı görüşler bulunmaktadır.Bu çalışmada ailelerin OSB'nin nedenlerine ait görüşleri, tedavi seçimleri ve beklentilerinin ar...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between social media use and smartphone use and autistic traits in adolescents diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD). Methods: Fifty-six adolescent patients diagnosed with MDD were included. The Autism Spectrum Questionnaire-Adolescent Version (ASQ- A), the Social Media...
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Introduction. Symptoms of psychological trauma are known to be seen at varying rates in children following extremity trauma. The treatment methods for paediatric fractures may affect the psychological symptoms experienced after trauma. The aim of this study was to determine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) developing after fracture in paediatr...
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Objective: Clinical characterization of facial behavior is getting more critical in psychiatric disorders; however, there are no objective measures of these expressions. Our study aims to investigate to affective facial behaviors in specific learning disorder (SLD), collect objective facial behavior information to help decision making, and examine...
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Objective: Recent studies show emotional and behavioral problems in toddlerhood affecting later stages of development. However, the predictive factors for psychiatric disorders were not studied with machine learning methods. We aimed to examine the predictors of outcome with machine learning methods, which are novel computational methods including...
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Objective: Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR), and monocyte/lymphocyte ratio (MLR) are practical inflammation parameters. In bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD), these parameters were reported higher than in healthy controls (HC). We aim to compare NLR, PLR, MLR in HC and patients with MDD and B...
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Neurodevelopmental disorders are disorders that cause severe dysfunction. These disorders begin in early childhood and have many complex etiologies that are not yet enlightened today. There are hypotheses and some evidence that in neurodevelopmental disorders about abnormal growth factor expression during embryogenesis. Recent studies have been rep...
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Theory of mind is a social cognition skills demonstrated its importance in the last forty years with psychiatric clinical trials. Theory of mind is seen as an effective and necessary skill in the social function-ing of human who is a social creature as the ability to recognize the mental states and emotions of others. In the first six years of life...
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Objective One of the areas of social cognition is Theory of Mind (ToM) is defined as the capacity to interpret, infer and explain mental states underlying the behavior of others. When social cognition studies on neurodevelopmental disorders are examined, it can be seen that this skill has not been studied sufficiently in children with Specific Lear...
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10th International Congress on Psychopharmacology & 6th International Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology Abstract Book of Poster Presentation which is published in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology, the official publication of Turkish Association for Psychopharmacology (TAP).
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Objective: In the literature, children and families have been reported to show high rates of non-adherence to psychopharmacological treatment. This study aimed to investigate psychotropic drug selection, repeat prescription rates, and drug compliance in children who presented to the psychiatry department of a university hospital. Method: Patients e...
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Several case reports in the literature mention sexual offenses committed by patients with Asperger syndrome. There are no clear data in the literature to distinguish circumscribed behavior from actions resulting from sexual arousal. In this case, we had to assess the criminal responsibility of an adolescent girl diagnosed with Asperger syndrome acc...
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Objective: In literature, recent evidence has shown that the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis can be dysregulated in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and HPA axis hormones may predict the psychotherapy treatment response in patients with PTSD. In this study, it was aimed to investigate changing cortisol and DHEA-S levels...
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GİRİŞ ve AMAÇ: Ülkemizde yataklı hizmet veren çocuk ve ergen psikiyatri kliniklerinin sayısının az olması nedeniyle bu yaş grubunda literatürde kısıtlı veri bulunmaktadır. Bu çalışmada Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Psikiyatri Servisi’ne yatarak sağaltım gören çocuk ve ergenlerde yatış süresine etki eden faktörlerin belirlenmesi am...
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Asperger'sdisorder (AD) is classified in Pervasive Developmental Disorders in DSM-IV. Qualitative deterioration in social interaction without prominent language development delay and limited, stereotyped and repetitive patterns in behavior, interest and activities are key feature in AD. Although Asperger's Disease is classified under the title of A...
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Objective: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequent psychiatric disorders of childhood. ADHD, which is a multifactorial and clinically heterogeneous disease, leads to socioeconomic burden and undesirable academic and occupational results (Biederman, 2005). Other psychiatric disorders and mood problems are likely t...
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Objective: Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder effects children's home and school life quality also academic performance and relationships with their friends and teachers if treated inappropriately. In treatment of ADHD, that is combined pharmacological and behavioral treatment; and most common used pharmacological agent is methylphenidate. In...

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Hello, Researchgate
We have time-related data gathered via mobile app; patients report negative emotions (Likert type, 1-7) and psychotic experiences (Likert type 1-7) in a day. So, for example, the patient reports negative emotion (5/7) at 5.am, then after the psychotic experience (6/7) at 8 am, and do it for a month. How can I investigate the relationship between these chaotic variables, or are there any toolboxes for this analysis?
Thank you for your answers,
Mirac

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The present study aimed at improving our understanding of the role of neuropsychological deficits in preschool Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
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to identify possible interventions in the adolescent group for social cognition skills and to present them in practice.
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analysis of nonverbal behaviors on children with dyslexia group and search for behavioral markers.