Dr Muzaffer Kaser

Muzaffer  Kaser

University position

Clinical Lecturer

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Institutes

Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Email

mk708@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am a psychiatrist interested in brain substrates of cognitive impairments associated with psychiatric disorders, I am investigating the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction in depression with a particular focus on pro-cognitive medication.

Research Focus

Keywords

depression

cognition

emotion

neuropsychology

obsessive-compulsive disorder

Clinical conditions

Depressive disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Schizophrenia

Equipment

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Golam Khandaker

Graham Murray

Pradeep Nathan

James Rowe

Barbara Sahakian

Associated News Items


Key publications

Kaser M, Deakin JB, Michael A, Zapata C, Bansal R, Ryan D, Cormack F, Rowe JB, Sahakian BJ (2017), “Modafinil Improves Episodic Memory and Working Memory Cognition in Patients with Remitted Depression: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Study” Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 115–122

Publications

2016

Kaser M, Zaman R, Sahakian BJ (2016), “Cognition as a treatment target for depression.” Psych Med

2014

Gillan CM, Morein-Zamir S, Kaser M, Fineberg NA, Sule A, Sahakian BJ, Cardinal RN, Robbins TW (2014), “Counterfactual processing of economic action-outcome alternatives in obsessive-compulsive disorder: further evidence of impaired goal-directed behavior.” Biol Psychiatry 75(8):639-46 Details

Hacioglu Yildirim M, Yildirim EA, Kaser M, Guduk M, Fistikci N, Cinar O, Yuksel S (2014), “The relationship between adulthood traumatic experiences and psychotic symptoms in female patients with schizophrenia.” Compr Psychiatry 55(8):1847-54 Details

2013

Goss AJ, Kaser M, Costafreda SG, Sahakian BJ, Fu CH (2013), “Modafinil augmentation therapy in unipolar and bipolar depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” J Clin Psychiatry 74(11):1101-7 Details

Kaser M, Soltesz F, Lawrence P, Miller S, Dodds C, Croft R, Dudas RB, Zaman R, Fernandez-Egea E, Müller U, Dean A, Bullmore ET, Nathan PJ (2013), “Oscillatory underpinnings of mismatch negativity and their relationship with cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia.” PLoS One 8(12):e83255 Details

2011

Yıldırım EA, Kaşar M, Güdük M, Ateş E, Küçükparlak I, Ozalmete EO (2011), “Investigation of the reliability of the "reading the mind in the eyes test" in a Turkish population.” Turk Psikiyatri Derg 22(3):177-86 Details

2010

Kasar M, Gleichgerrcht E, Keskinkilic C, Tabo A, Manes FF (2010), “Decision-making in people who relapsed to driving under the influence of alcohol.” Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34(12):2162-8 Details

2009

Kasar M, Mengi M, Yildirim EA, Yurdakos E (2009), “Different effects of tianeptine pretreatment in rats exposed to acute stress and repeated severe stress.” Methods Find Exp Clin Pharmacol 31(3):157-63 Details

2007

Kasar M, Saatcioglu O, Kutlar T (2007), “Electroconvulsive therapy use in pregnancy.” J ECT 23(3):183-4 Details