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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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A simple supportive evaluation way for the diagnosis of psychogenic hearing loss (p.1008-12)

A simple supportive evaluation way for the diagnosis of psychogenic hearing loss (p.1008-12)

Muhammet Fatih Topuz1, Halil Erdem Ozel2, Sinay Onen3
1Kutahya Healthy Science University, Evliya Celebi Training and Research Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Kutahya, Turkey
2Kocaeli Derince Training and Research Hospital, Clinic of Otorhinolaryngology, Izmit, Turkey
3Bursa Yuksek Ihtisas Education and Research Hospital, Clinic of Psychiatry, Bursa, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: Purpose of this study is to assess patients diagnosed with psychogenic hearing loss, who describe hearing deficiency complaints but lack the auditory pathology in audiological examinations, in terms of depression and anxiety levels. Psychogenic hearing loss is presence of hearing deficiency despite the absence of any pathology that could cause hearing loss in auditory system. Purpose of this study is to assess patients diagnosed with psychogenic hearing loss, who describe hearing deficiency complaints but lack the auditory pathology in audiological examinations, in terms of depression and anxiety levels.
Material and Methods: In our study 54 female patients, who admitted to our clinic between July 2015 and June 2017 with solely hearing deficiency complaint and had no other complaints including mainly otorhinolaryngology and psychiatric diseases, and 51 healthy female subjects who volunteered to attend our study were compared with regards to their Beck Anxiety and Depression scores.
Results: Comparison of mean ages of patients group included in the study and the control group did not reveal any statistically significant difference (p>0.05). No significant difference was observed among groups for both pure tone audiometry and speech sound differentiation scores (p>0.05). Beck Anxiety Scale and Beck Depression Scale scores of the patient group was determined to be statistically significantly greater than that of those control group (p0.001).
Conclusion: Psychogenic hearing losses are examined as one of the pseudoneurologic symptoms observed in conversion disorder. Our study results show that women who admit with psychogenic hearing loss had higher depression and anxiety levels than healthy control subject, therefore, points to the necessity for these patients to be evaluated for anxiety and depression and followed up jointly by psychiatry department with regards to psychotherapeutic intervention needs.

Keywords: Beck anxiety inventory; beck depression inventory; psychogenic hearing loss

 

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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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