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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is It is published monthly.

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Changes in serum  BDNF levels after treatment of panic disorder patients (p. 1157-60)

Changes in serum BDNF levels after treatment of panic disorder patients (p. 1157-60)

Sibel Kulaksizoglu1, Burak Kulaksizoglu2
1Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Department of Biochemistry, Antalya, Turkey
2Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Antalya, Turkey  

Abstract

Aim: Panic disorder is a significant psychiatric disorder that more frequently occurs in women, with daily attacks such as fear of death, limiting the patient’s daily life. It is often associated with agoraphobia. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between BDNF levels and the clinical features of panic disorder.
Material and Methods: The study was carried out between January 2015 and July 2015 with 42 female patients and 38 healthy females who were admitted to Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. The patients who were diagnosed with panic disorder without agoraphobia included in the study. The Panic Disorder Severity Scale (PDSS) was applied to the patients. Serum BDNF was measured by sandwich ELISA.
Results: The mean age of the 38 female patients was 35.1±11.5 years. The mean age of the control group of 38 healthy women was 34.9±9.82 years. Serum BDNF levels measured before treatment were significantly lower than BDNF levels measured after treatment (p 0.001). Serum BDNF levels measured before treatment were significantly lower than BDNF levels of the control group (p0.001). While there was a statistically significant negative correlation between BDNF levels and PDSS scores before treatment.
Conclusion: Serum BDNF levels were significantly increased after treatment. The PDSS scores also decreased significantly after treatment. These results inform us about the effectiveness of the treatment. BDNF levels may also be considered as an indicator of the clinical follow-up of the panic disorder without agoraphobia.
Keywords: Panic disorder; brain-derived neurotrophic factor; agoraphobia.  

 

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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.

 

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