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Conversion disorder (CD) is a psychiatric disorder that is frequently encountered in children and adolescents. In CD, symptoms such as fainting, convulsions, false seizures, inability to walk, speech, weakness, blindness, hearing loss, which cannot be explained by a neurological or medical condition, are observed. It can be said that these symptoms are due to psychological reasons, are not revealed consciously and planned by the patient, and mental problems turn into physical symptoms.

The occurrence of CD may be related to communication problems and conflicts in a family and friend environment, school failure, poor family relationships, unemployment and economic problems in the family, exposure to emotional and physical abuse, attachment problems, inability to express emotions verbally, poor ability to cope with problems encountered, a family with protective anxiety, a child’s constant physical illness, someone with a mental or physical illness in the family.

1- In general, the incidence rate in children and adolescents is 2-3%.

The diagnosis of CD is made when, as a result of detailed examination and necessary examinations, it is concluded that the symptom is not related to a neurological and medical condition.

2- The recovery rate with treatment in children and adolescents is 70-80%.

In the follow-up of CD; informing the individual and the family about the disorder, changing family attitudes that trigger or cause the problem to occur, individual psychotherapy using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, solving problems that create stress and strain and improving the ability to cope with problems, increasing emotional awareness, improving emotion management skills, improving communication skills, social skills training, relaxation exercises, treatments for depression and anxiety that often accompany it are applied.

If CD is not treated, there may be a negative impact on mental, social and academic functions, a decrease in course achievement, dropout, introversion, serious loss of time and money, the occurrence of additional mental disorders and an increase in the severity and continuity of the disease due to family’s wrong attitudes.

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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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