M Atmaca

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fluoxetine versus Vitex agnus castus extract in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:191-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin levels in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry and School of Medicine, Firat Euphrates University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:189-93. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Volumetric MRI study of key brain regions implicated in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:46-52. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Pituitary gland in psychiatric disorders: a review of neuroimaging findings
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Pituitary 17:392-7. 2014
  5. pmc Altered neurochemical ingredient of hippocampus in patients with bipolar depression
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Depress Res Treat 2012:485249. 2012
  6. pmc Mirtazapine augmentation for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced sexual dysfunction: a retropective investigation
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 8:55-7. 2011
  7. pmc Delayed-onset akathisia due to amisulpride
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Indian J Pharmacol 43:460-2. 2011
  8. pmc Do defense styles of ego relate to volumes of orbito-frontal cortex in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 8:123-9. 2011
  9. pmc Neutrophils are decreased in obsessive-compulsive disorder: preliminary investigation
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 8:362-5. 2011
  10. pmc Hippocampal neurochemical pathology in patients with panic disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 9:161-5. 2012

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Publications86

  1. ncbi request reprint Fluoxetine versus Vitex agnus castus extract in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:191-5. 2003
    ..This preliminary study suggests that patients with PMDD respond well to treatment with both fluoxetine and AC. However, fluoxetine was more effective for psychological symptoms while the extract diminished the physical symptoms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin levels in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry and School of Medicine, Firat Euphrates University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:189-93. 2005
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  3. ncbi request reprint Volumetric MRI study of key brain regions implicated in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:46-52. 2007
    ..In conclusion, our findings suggest that abnormalities in these areas may play an important role in the pathophysiology of OCD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pituitary gland in psychiatric disorders: a review of neuroimaging findings
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Pituitary 17:392-7. 2014
    ..For this reason, it is required to perform much more neuroimaging studies of pituitary gland in all psychiatric disorders to reach the diagnostic importance of measuring it. ..
  5. pmc Altered neurochemical ingredient of hippocampus in patients with bipolar depression
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Depress Res Treat 2012:485249. 2012
    ..The findings of the present study also suggest that there may be a degenerative process concerning the hippocampus morphology in the patients with bipolar depression...
  6. pmc Mirtazapine augmentation for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-induced sexual dysfunction: a retropective investigation
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 8:55-7. 2011
    ..4% of the patients were responders. The use of low-dose mirtazapine as an add-on treatment to SSRIs appears to be an effective and well-tolerated augmenttaion for sexual dysfunction caused by SSRIs...
  7. pmc Delayed-onset akathisia due to amisulpride
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Indian J Pharmacol 43:460-2. 2011
    ..However, studies comprising larger samples receiving different antipsychotics, and more comprehensive assessment, will help to ascertain the role of amisulpride in delayed-onset akathisia...
  8. pmc Do defense styles of ego relate to volumes of orbito-frontal cortex in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 8:123-9. 2011
    ..In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between the defense styles consisting of mature, immature and neurotic defenses and OFC volumes of patients with OCD...
  9. pmc Neutrophils are decreased in obsessive-compulsive disorder: preliminary investigation
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 8:362-5. 2011
    ..Therefore, we performed the present study to spesifically measure serum total blood count particularly white blood cells to see whether or not its eventual alterations might have an etiopathogenetic significance in patients with OCD...
  10. pmc Hippocampal neurochemical pathology in patients with panic disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 9:161-5. 2012
    ..In the present study, we measured hippocampal N-acetyl-l-aspartate (NAA), choline (CHO) and creatine (CRE) values in patients with panic disorder and healthy control subjects using in vivo(1)H MRS...
  11. pmc Pituitary volumes are reduced in patients with somatization disorder
    Hanefi Yildirim
    Department of Radiology, Firat University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 9:278-82. 2012
    ..Therefore, we aimed to use structural MRI to evaluate the pituitary volumes of the patients with somatization disorder...
  12. pmc Orbito-frontal cortex volumes in panic disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Investig 9:408-12. 2012
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  13. pmc The Effects of Psychopharmacologic and Therapeutic Approaches on Neuro-imaging in Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Elazig Turkey
    Curr Neuropharmacol 11:109-13. 2013
    ..In this paper, these limited data are reviewed. It is clear that there is so many things to be performed in the future researches on the effects of therapy on brains of the patients with OCD. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Drug-induced impulse control disorders: a review
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Curr Clin Pharmacol 9:70-4. 2014
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  15. ncbi request reprint What about platelet counts in clozapine users?
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali, 23119, Elazig Turkey
    Rev Recent Clin Trials 8:74-7. 2013
    ..In this retrospective study, we aimed to evaluate platelet changes in patients taking clozapine for a variety of psychiatric disorders and hypothesized that there would be any changes in the course of the treatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint What about the neuroimaging findings in social anxiety disorder?
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Rev Recent Clin Trials 8:124-7. 2013
    ..Functional neuroimaging investigations implicate the role of limbic-medial prefrontal circuit. ..
  17. ncbi request reprint Somatic treatments excluding psychopharmacology in obsessive- compulsive disorder: a review
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Rev Recent Clin Trials 8:119-23. 2013
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  18. ncbi request reprint QT wave dispersion in patients with panic disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Department of Cardiology, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig 23119, Turkey
    Neurosci Bull 28:247-52. 2012
    ..Some investigators proposed that it might be a predisposing factor for arrhythmic events and sudden death. Thus, we aimed to investigate whether QTd differs in patients with panic disorder from that in healthy controls...
  19. ncbi request reprint Corpus callosum areas in first-episode patients with bipolar disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychol Med 37:699-704. 2007
    ..We investigated the CC areas by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 12 first-episode patients with bipolar disorder and 12 controls...
  20. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin and cholesterol values in violent and non-violent suicide attempters
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Res 158:87-91. 2008
    ..Our results suggest that low serum cholesterol and leptin levels are related to the following two dimensions of suicide attempts: suicidality and violence...
  21. doi request reprint Antioxidant enzyme and malondialdehyde levels in patients with social phobia
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, Medical Faculty, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Res 159:95-100. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that there may be a relationship between increased antioxidant enzyme levels and MDA, and SP...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hippocampus and amygdalar volumes in patients with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 32:1283-6. 2008
    ..Duration of illness was correlated with both hippocampus and left amygdala. Our findings suggest that hippocampus and amygdalar abnormalities can be considered in refractoriness to OCD...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal 1H MRS in patients with bipolar disorder taking valproate versus valproate plus quetiapine
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychol Med 37:121-9. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Serum ghrelin and cholesterol values in suicide attempters
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 54:59-63. 2006
    ..On the other hand, the suicide attempters had significantly higher ghrelin levels compared with the controls. The results suggest that suicide attempts seem to be associated with decreased serum cholesterol and higher ghrelin values...
  25. ncbi request reprint Cingulate gyrus volumetry in drug free bipolar patients and patients treated with valproate or valproate and quetiapine
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    J Psychiatr Res 41:821-7. 2007
    ..Our findings suggest that valproate and quetiapine may have neuroprotective effects...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hippocampal 1H MRS in first-episode bipolar I patients
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1235-9. 2006
    ..As these data were obtained in patients in their first-episode (all the patients were manic), they cannot be explained by chronicity of illness or pharmacological treatment...
  27. ncbi request reprint Volumetric investigation of brain regions in patients with conversion disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:708-13. 2006
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  28. doi request reprint Effect of sertindole on QTc interval in patients with schizophrenia
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Neurosci Lett 442:1-3. 2008
    ..In summary, our results suggest that sertindole is tolerable and despite dose-related QT prolongation, sertindole had not the proarrhythmic profile. Future studies with larger sample evaluating the effects of treatment are required...
  29. doi request reprint Low plasma adiponectin levels in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    J Affect Disord 117:205-7. 2009
    ..But it is clear that although the present findings are of considerable significance they should be supported by the studies with larger sample...
  30. ncbi request reprint Hippocampus and amygdalar volumes in patients with somatization disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Departments of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 35:1699-703. 2011
    ..On the basis of the current findings, it seems reasonable to evaluate that abnormalities in connectivity and/or metabolism dimensions and to examine the effects of drugs or psychotherapeutic approaches could be especially informative...
  31. doi request reprint Review of structural neuroimaging in patients with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig 23119, Turkey
    Neurosci Bull 27:215-20. 2011
    ..However, to fully reveal the neuroanatomy of refractoriness, longitudinal studies with larger samples are required...
  32. doi request reprint Serotonin transporter gene polymorphism implicates reduced orbito-frontal cortex in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    J Anxiety Disord 25:680-5. 2011
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  33. doi request reprint The association of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein gene and white matter volume in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    J Affect Disord 124:309-13. 2010
    ..The aim of our study was to determine whether a functional polymorphism of the myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) G511C (Val142Leu) is associated with white matter volumes in patients with OCD...
  34. doi request reprint Valproate and neuroprotective effects for bipolar disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Int Rev Psychiatry 21:410-3. 2009
    ..So, a growing body of evidence establishes its neuroprotective and neurotrophic actions in bipolar disorder...
  35. doi request reprint Pituitary volumes in hypochondriac patients
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 34:344-7. 2010
    ..This could be the keystone to a better understanding of the neurobiological basis of hypochondriasis...
  36. doi request reprint Brain morphology of patients with body dysmorphic disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Elazig Turkey
    J Affect Disord 123:258-63. 2010
    ..So we performed a volumetric MRI study in patients with BDD focusing on the in vivo neuroanatomy of thalamus, caudate nucleus, anterior cingulate cortex, and orbito-frontal cortex (OFC) concurrently...
  37. doi request reprint Neurochemistry of the hippocampus in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 63:486-90. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was therefore to compare hippocampal chemicals in patients with OCD with those in healthy subjects with no psychopathology...
  38. doi request reprint Smaller pituitary volume in adult patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 63:516-20. 2009
    ..The purpose of the present study was therefore to investigate this in an adult OCD patient group using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  39. doi request reprint Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder erroneously diagnosed and treated as bipolar disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    J Atten Disord 13:197-8. 2009
    ..There is a dearth of literature on patients erroneously diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder...
  40. ncbi request reprint Plasma nitric oxide and leptin values in patients with olanzapine-induced weight gain
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig 23119, Turkey
    J Psychiatr Res 41:74-9. 2007
    ..In addition, there was a severe significant negative correlation between the changes in leptin levels and NO levels (r=0.73, P<0.01). The results confirmed that leptin and NO might be associated with olanzapine-induced weight gain...
  41. ncbi request reprint The effect of extract of ginkgo biloba addition to olanzapine on therapeutic effect and antioxidant enzyme levels in patients with schizophrenia
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:652-6. 2005
    ..The present study supported the findings of the previous study demonstrating that EGb might enhance the efficiency of antipsychotic in patients with schizophrenia, particularly on positive symptoms of the disorder...
  42. ncbi request reprint A new atypical antipsychotic: quetiapine-induced sexual dysfunctions
    M Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Int J Impot Res 17:201-3. 2005
    ..8%) and female subjects (28.6%). No significant correlation was found between ASEX scores and PRL values. The results suggest that SDs are an important problem using even novel antipsychotic, quetiapine...
  43. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin levels in patients with premature ejaculation
    M Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Arch Androl 48:345-50. 2002
    ..In addition, there was a positive correlation between leptin levels and the duration of illness. It would appear that leptin may be associated with premature ejaculation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin and cholesterol levels in schizophrenic patients with and without suicide attempts
    M Atmaca
    Departments of Psychiatry and Clinical Biochemistry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 108:208-14. 2003
    ..Leptin seems to be related with lipid metabolism. Therefore, the aim was to measure total serum cholesterol and leptin levels in 16 medication-free schizophrenic patients with and without suicide attempts and in 16 healthy controls...
  45. ncbi request reprint Neopterin levels and dexamethasone suppression test in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 252:161-5. 2002
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that not only the patients with PTSD have considerable DST nonsuppression but also PTSD may be associated with neopterin...
  46. ncbi request reprint Switching to tianeptine in patients with antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:277-80. 2003
    ..7% of the patients were responders. The results suggest that switching to tianeptine appears to be useful for alleviating sexual dysfunction caused by other antidepressants...
  47. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin and triglyceride levels in patients on treatment with atypical antipsychotics
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    J Clin Psychiatry 64:598-604. 2003
    ..We planned to comparatively investigate the effects of the atypical antipsychotics quetiapine, olanzapine, risperidone, and clozapine on leptin and triglyceride levels and weight gain...
  48. ncbi request reprint Weight gain and serum leptin levels in patients on lithium treatment
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 46:67-9. 2002
    ..The change in total YMRS scores correlated with change in leptin levels and that in weight. In conclusion, our result suggest that leptin may be associated with lithium-induced weight gain...
  49. ncbi request reprint Neopterin production in posttraumatic stress disorder before and after pharmacotherapy
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 253:34-6. 2003
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  50. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine-associated and dose-related hypomania in a woman with schizophrenia
    Murad Atmaca
    Medical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, Firat Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Eur Psychiatry 17:292-3. 2002
  51. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin levels in patients with premature ejaculation before and after citalopram treatment
    M Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    BJU Int 91:252-4. 2003
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  52. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of citalopram and moclobemide in patients with social phobia: some preliminary findings
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Hum Psychopharmacol 17:401-5. 2002
    ..None of the patients withdrew from the study. The results of the present study suggest that citalopram has shown promising results in patients with SP...
  53. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of citalopram in the treatment of premature ejaculation: a placebo-controlled study
    M Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Int J Impot Res 14:502-5. 2002
    ..In the present study, we decided to examine the efficacy of citalopram, an SSRI, in the treatment of premature ejaculation...
  54. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin and cholesterol levels in patients with bipolar disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 46:176-9. 2002
    ..Our results suggest that the patients with manic episodes and those with bipolar I disorder in full remission seem to be associated with decreased serum cholesterol and leptin levels...
  55. ncbi request reprint Sildenafil use in patients with olanzapine-induced erectile dysfunction
    M Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Int J Impot Res 14:547-9. 2002
    ..At final assessment, three patients were considered 'very much improved' and four 'much improved' according to CGI-I. Our results suggest that sildenafil use is effective and well-tolerated in patients with olanzapine-induced ED...
  56. ncbi request reprint Nizatidine treatment and its relationship with leptin levels in patients with olanzapine-induced weight gain
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Hum Psychopharmacol 18:457-61. 2003
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  57. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine is not associated with increase in prolactin secretion in contrast to haloperidol
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty Hospital, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Arch Med Res 33:562-5. 2002
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare effects of haloperidol, the most commonly used antipsychotic, and quetiapine, a novel antipsychotic agent used in Turkey, on serum prolactin (PRL) levels...
  58. ncbi request reprint Serum cholesterol and leptin levels in patients with borderline personality disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 45:167-71. 2002
    ..Low serum cholesterol and leptin levels are associated with all dimensions of the disorder - impulsivity, aggression and suicidality - but are not associated with the presence and the severity of comorbid depression...
  59. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin and cholesterol values in suicide attempters
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 45:124-7. 2002
    ..There was a positive correlation between cholesterol and leptin levels in both groups. Our results suggest that suicide attempts seem to be associated with decreased serum cholesterol and leptin levels...
  60. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant enzyme and malondialdehyde values in social phobia before and after citalopram treatment
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 254:231-5. 2004
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that, in patients with SP, subchronic treatment with citalopram may decrease antioxidant enzymes and MDA values and that they are state markers of SP because they return to normal values with treatment...
  61. ncbi request reprint Plasma nitrate values in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:621-3. 2005
    ..These findings indicated a possible role of increased NO may be relevant to the pathophysiology of OCD...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quetiapine augmentation in patients with treatment resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder: a single-blind, placebo-controlled study
    M Atmaca
    Firat University, Medical Faculty Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Int Clin Psychopharmacol 17:115-9. 2002
    ..The addition of quetiapine to ongoing SRI therapy has been found to be effective and well-tolerated approach in patients with refractory OCD...
  63. ncbi request reprint Nizatidine for the treatment of patients with quetiapine-induced weight gain
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:37-40. 2004
    ..The results suggest that nizatidine treatment may stop but not reduce the weight gain and is correlated with leptin levels in patients with schizophrenia on quetiapine treatment...
  64. ncbi request reprint Serum folate and homocysteine levels in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:616-20. 2005
    ..In conclusion, we identified that a group of patients with OCD might have folate deficiency, higher homocysteine levels and probable impaired metylation and monoamine metabolism...
  65. ncbi request reprint Atypical antipsychotic usage-related higher serum leptin levels and disabled lipid profiles in euthymic bipolar patients
    H Serdar Gergerlioglu
    Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 53:108-12. 2006
    ..However, leptin does not seem to be responsible for dyslipidemia caused by AA or mood stabilizers in euthymic bipolar patients...
  66. ncbi request reprint Neopterin levels and dexamethasone suppression test in obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murat Kuloglu
    Ataturk Education and Research Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Ankara, Turkey
    Psychiatry Res 151:265-70. 2007
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that not the OCD-D group had normal neopterin levels and DST results, and also that OCD may be a heterogeneous subtype characterized by some biological indicators or anxiety and affective disorders...
  67. ncbi request reprint Serum iron levels in schizophrenic patients with or without akathisia
    Murat Kuloglu
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Fýrat Medical Center Fýrat Euphrates, University Elazig, 23119, Elazig, Turkey
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 13:67-71. 2003
    ..05). In conclusion, our results support the hypothesis that an association between akathisia and iron metabolism exists...
  68. ncbi request reprint Color and number preferences of patients with psychiatric disorders in eastern Turkey
    Murat Kuloglu
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty Hospital, Firat University, Turkey
    Percept Mot Skills 94:207-13. 2002
    ..Green was the most frequently preferred of all colors and the number 3 was the most preferred number. Our results demonstrate that patients' choice of color and number reflect the region's religious and cultural milieu...
  69. ncbi request reprint Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzyme levels in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
    Murat Kuloglu
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine and Firat Medical Center, Firat Euphrates University, Elazig, Turkey
    Cell Biochem Funct 20:171-5. 2002
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  70. ncbi request reprint Volumetric MRI assessment of brain regions in patients with refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 30:1051-7. 2006
    ..Taken together, our findings suggest that reductions in OFC and increase in thalamic volumes may be associated with refractoriness of OCD and may not be due to changes in cingulate and caudate regions...
  71. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant enzyme activities and malondialdehyde levels in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder
    Murat Kuloglu
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 46:27-32. 2002
    ..More comprehensive and detailed studies are needed to decipher the exact role of free radicals in OCD...
  72. ncbi request reprint Total antioxidant response in patients with schizophrenia
    Bilal Ustundag
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 60:458-64. 2006
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  73. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant enzyme and malondialdehyde levels in patients with panic disorder
    Murat Kuloglu
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
    Neuropsychobiology 46:186-9. 2002
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that FRs may be involved in PD...
  74. ncbi request reprint High serum leptin levels in depressive disorders with atypical features
    Omer Gecici
    Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty, Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey
    Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 59:736-8. 2005
    ..Probably, these findings seem to be associated with some features of the atypical depressive disorders such as weight gain, a result of hyperphagia...
  75. doi request reprint P wave dispersion in patients with hypochondriasis
    Murad Atmaca
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey matmaca
    Neurosci Lett 485:148-50. 2010
    ..Future studies with larger sample evaluating the effects of treatment are required...
  76. ncbi request reprint Free radicals in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder
    Ertan Tezcan
    Firat Euphrates Universitesi, Firat Tip Merkezi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dali, 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 253:89-91. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest that the production of FRs does not seem to be related to PTSD...
  77. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients with conversion disorder in Eastern Turkey
    M Kuloglu
    Department of Psychiatry, Firat University Faculty of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 38:88-93. 2003
    ..Conversion disorder (CD) is a common disease and its importance still continues in Turkey and particularly in Eastern Turkey. The aim of this study is to examine sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of CD...
  78. ncbi request reprint Serum antioxidant enzymes and malondialdehyde levels in patients with premature ejaculation before and after pharmacotherapy
    Murad Atmaca
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    J Sex Med 2:254-8. 2005
    ..In the present study, we planned to evaluate antioxidant enzymes and MDA levels of patients with PE before and after citalopram treatment...
  79. ncbi request reprint P-wave dispersion in panic disorder
    Mustafa Yavuzkir
    Department of Cardiology, Firat University, School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey
    Psychosom Med 69:344-7. 2007
    ..Therefore, we firstly aimed to show an association between PWD and panic disorder, a state of high sympathetic tone...
  80. ncbi request reprint Dissociative disorders in Turkish inpatients with conversion disorder
    Ertan Tezcan
    Firat University, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Elazig, Turkey
    Compr Psychiatry 44:324-30. 2003
    ..A high proportion of CD patients have significant dissociative pathology. The proper diagnosis of these patients has important implications for their clinical course...
  81. ncbi request reprint Venlafaxine versus amitriptyline in the prophylactic treatment of migraine: randomized, double-blind, crossover study
    Serpil Bulut
    Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Firat University, TR 23119 Elazig, Turkey
    Clin Neurol Neurosurg 107:44-8. 2004
    ..In conclusion, it is suggested that VLF may be considered for the prophylaxis of migraine because of its low and/or tolerable side effect properties...
  82. ncbi request reprint Bone metabolism and bone mineral density in premenopausal women with mild depression
    Vural Kavuncu
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty, Firat University, 23200 Elazig, Turkey
    Yonsei Med J 43:101-8. 2002
    ..The BMD values were found to be similar in all measured sites. It was concluded that a low BMD was not a prominent feature of premenopausal women with mild depression, even though an increase in bone resorption was found...
  83. ncbi request reprint A case of problematic internet use successfully treated with an SSRI-antipsychotic combination
    Murad Atmaca
    Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 31:961-2. 2007
  84. ncbi request reprint Menstrually related symptom changes in women with treatment-responsive bipolar disorder
    Figen Karadag
    Bakirkoy State Hospital for Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases, Istanbul, Turkey
    Bipolar Disord 6:253-9. 2004
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  85. ncbi request reprint An open clinical trial of reboxetine in the treatment of social phobia
    Murad Atmaca
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 23:417-9. 2003
  86. ncbi request reprint Weight gain, serum leptin and triglyceride levels in patients with schizophrenia on antipsychotic treatment with quetiapine, olanzapine and haloperidol
    Murad Atmaca
    Schizophr Res 60:99-100. 2003