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Fear is a meaningful and important response that warns against dangerous situations. Every person is afraid, and this fear sometimes affects a person’s social life too much. Agoraphobia and panic disorder are the most common mental diseases, and five out of every 100 people experience one of these disorders at least once in their life.

Using public transportation in the open, closed-in places, waiting in line outside the house with fear and anxiety as being alone or in a crowded place and what is the treatment?


“Agoraphobia “(ancient Greek) is”fear of space”. The victim is afraid to leave the house, be in public places, enter shopping centers or shops, be in a crowd, in cinemas or in narrow and closed rooms, or travel by train, bus or plane. So he either avoids going to these places, or he has great fears as long as he’s there. Panic attacks and agoraphobia often occur together.

Agoraphobia affects 1.7% of adults, while women are nearly twice as likely to be affected than men.

Agoraphobia is believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The condition often occurs in families, and stressful or traumatic events, such as the death or assault of a parent, can be the trigger. Agoraphobia treatment usually occurs with drug-assisted psychotherapy.


In order for agoraphobia to be diagnosed, you must experience fear or anxiety about two or more of the following conditions:

  • Public transport.
  • Open spaces.
  • Closed places.
  • Being in the crowd.
  • Being out of the house alone.

When a person with agoraphobia is afraid of open or crowded places, they will start to avoid panic attacks or situations that they think will cause embarrassment in society. As they begin to flee these areas, this behavior reinforces their fear and causes them to increase. If they are forced to experience these conditions, they will experience intense anxiety and symptoms such as sweating, heart rate acceleration, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, chest pain and chills.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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