Filiz Ozdemiroglu

Esenyurt Devlet Hastanesi, İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

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  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Objective: To investigate the clinical implications of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and ADHD comorbidity in adults. Method: The OCD patients who had and had no diagnosis of adulthood ADHD were compared in terms of several demographic and clinical variables. Results: The mean number of obsessions and compulsions; hoarding, symmetry, and miscellaneous obsessions; ordering/arranging and hoarding compulsions; total, attentional, and motor subscale scores of Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS)-11 were more frequent among the patients with OCD-ADHD. The mean age of onset was more likely to be earlier in ADHD-OCD group than in OCD group. Impulsivity, symmetry obsessions, and hoarding compulsions strongly predicted the coexistence between ADHD and OCD. Conclusion: OCD-ADHD comorbidity in adults seemed to be associated with an earlier onset of OCD, with the predominance of impulsivity, and with a different obsessive-compulsive symptom (OC) profile from OCD patients without a diagnosis of ADHD.
    Article · Sep 2016 · Journal of Attention Disorders
  • Filiz Ozdemiroglu · Levent Sevincok · Kadir Karakus · [...] · Çağdaş Öykü Memiş
    Article · Jan 2016
  • Filiz Ozdemiroglu · Levent Sevincok · Gulnur Sen · [...] · Fatih Vahapoglu
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We examined whether the patients with Bipolar Disorder (BD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) comorbidity may represent a distinct form of BD. The subjects diagnosed with BD (n=48), OCD (n=61), and BD with OCD (n=32) were compared in terms of several socio-demographic and clinical characteristics. Previous history of suicidal attempts was more likely to be higher in BD-OCD group compared to the other two groups. A more episodic course of OCD, higher rates of rapid cycling, and the seasonality were found in BD-OCD patients. The frequency of bipolar II and NOS subtypes was more prevalent in patients with BD-OCD than in OCD patients. The first diagnosed illness was BD in the majority of BD-OCD cases. It was found that first affective episode was major depression in half of BD-OCD patients. Age at onset of BD was found to be earlier in BD-OCD group compared to pure BD patients. Bipolarity may not have a specific effect on the phenomenology of OC symptoms. The episodic course of OCD, seasonality, rapid cycling, earlier onset of BD, and impulsivity in BD-OCD patients may be indicative for a distinct form of BD.
    Article · Nov 2015
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    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Dropout is a common problem in the treatment of psychiatric illnesses including bipolar disorders (BD). The aim of the present study is to investigate illness perceptions of dropout patients with BD. A cross sectional study was done on the participants who attended the Mood Disorder Outpatient Clinic at least 3 times from January 2003 through June 2008, and then failed to attend clinic till to the last one year, 2009, determined as dropout. Thirty-nine dropout patients and 39 attendent patients with BD were recruited for this study. A sociodemographic form and brief illness perception questionnaire were used to capture data. The main reasons of patients with BD for dropout were difficulties of transport (31%), to visit another doctor (26%), giving up drugs (13%) and low education level (59%) is significant for dropout patients. The dropout patients reported that their illness did not critically influence their lives, their treatment had failed to control their illnesses, they had no symptoms, and that their illness did not emotionally affect them. In conclusion, the nonattendance of patients with serious mental illness can result in non-compliance of therapeutic drug regimens, and a recurrence of the appearance symptoms. The perception of illness in dropout patients with BD may be important for understanding and preventing nonattendance. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
    Full-text available · Article · Apr 2015 · Asian Journal of Psychiatry
  • [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic disease characterized by repetitive, unwanted intrusive thoughts and ritualistic behaviors. Studies of neuropsychological functions in OCD have documented deficits in several cognitive domains, particularly with regard to visuospatial abilities, executive functioning, and motor speed. The objective of the present study was to investigate systematically the cognitive functioning of OCD patients who were free of medication and comorbid psychiatric disorders. In the present study, 72 OCD patients were compared with 54 healthy controls on their performance in a comprehensive neuropsychological battery. The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale were administered to the patients, and a semistructured interview form was used to evaluate the demographic features of the patients and control subjects. Overall, widespread statistically significant differences were found in tests related to verbal memory, global attention and psychomotor speed, and visuospatial and executive functions indicating a poorer performance of the OCD group. A closer scrutiny of these results suggests that the OCD group has difficulty in using an effective learning strategy that might be partly explained by their insufficient mental flexibility and somewhat poor planning abilities.
    Article · May 2011 · Comprehensive psychiatry
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    Ilhan Yargic · Filiz Alyanak Ozdemiroglu
    Full-text available · Article · Mar 2011 · Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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    Ilhan Yargic · Filiz Alyanak Ozdemiroglu
    [Show abstract] [Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Pregabalin is a gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) analogue used in the treatment of epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and generalized anxiety disorder. Although pregabalin is not a controlled medication in Turkey, it has a potential risk of abuse. It has not been approved for the treatment of psychiatric disorders (such as generalized anxiety disorder) in Turkey, so it is not yet popular as a drug of abuse among psychiatric patients. We report the first case of pregabalin abuse in Turkey in a 37 year old male patient who has a history of bipolar disorder and benzodiazepine abuse. In spite of the fact that pregabalin can be used in the treatment of benzodiazepine dependence, and pregabalin augmentation could be beneficial in treatment of anxiety disorders unresponsive to other medications, clinicians should be cautious while using pregabalin in treating patients with a history of drug or alcohol dependence.
    Full-text available · Article · Mar 2011 · Klinik Psikofarmakoloji Bulteni