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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychological problems known to almost everyone. As is known, reactions may develop after a trauma in every person who has experienced a traumatic event. However, these reactions to traumatic events usually pass by themselves within a short time. If these reactions of the person last much longer, a state of post-traumatic stress disorder can be suspected. But this psychological problem is known as a treatable ailment. For this, of course, it is needed to consult a Turkish specialist hospital physician.

Turkey Medicals member and Istanbul hospital, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Doctor gave information about the subject.

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be defined as a mental trauma condition that leaves a person terrified or extremely scared, often feels a sense of helplessness, and occurs after sudden events that occur at an unexpected moment. Of course, it is likely that everyone will have many events in their life that they are afraid of or upset about, and as is known, not every scary or sad event that happens creates a spiritual trauma in people. The causes of mental trauma are most often the realization of situations that endanger the lives of the person himself or his loved ones.

What are the Causes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Many factors can be considered among the causes of post-traumatic stress disorder Dec These reasons may also vary from person to person. In other words, it would be wrong to say that every situation creates a spiritual trauma for everyone. But the main reason that leads to this condition in people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is known as the fact that the event happened suddenly and endangered the life of himself or someone close to him.

– Work or traffic accidents,

– Various natural disasters such as fire, earthquake, flood,

– Wars,

– Sexual abuses (harassment or rape),

– Contracting life-threatening diseases,

– Sudden losses experienced,

such conditions are known to be among the common causes that cause Dec disorder after trauma. All these states come out of the experience of post traumatic stress disorder individuals within and out at the same time, the individual has a history of depression or mental illness, the probability of hereditary psychological discomfort, can vary depending on other factors such as the person’s character traits.

What are the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms usually starts shortly after the incident it should be noted that sometimes these symptoms can occur after the incident. It is widely known that a state of depression is experienced when it comes to PTSD. Especially if a person has a previous history of depression, it is likely that depression will develop again in the face of sudden events that cause a feeling of horror and helplessness that they have experienced. The development of post-traumatic depression is not related to whether the person has had depression before. Symptoms of depression experienced in this case may be as follows:

– Constant demoralization

– Malaise without a cause

– Aversion to the outside world

– Sleep disorders

– Eating disorders

– The state of inability to enjoy life in any way

The following are some symptoms that occur in people with PTSD who have been exposed to a traumatic event.

– Sleep problems

– Frequent recall of details about the traumatic event that happened

– Don’t be easily startled and scared

– Frequent nightmares

– Constantly feeling on the alert, thinking that the incident may happen again and again

– A person moves away from his environment because of thoughts that no one understands him

– Easy mood swings

– Inability to make any plans about the future

– Any situation or detail that will remind you of the event comes across as being uncomfortable and constantly avoiding them.


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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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