Berna Pehlivantürk

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OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome of conversion disorder in children and adolescents and to identify factors affecting the prognosis. METHOD Forty adolescents with conversion disorder were reevaluated 4 years after their initial interview. Changes in demographic and clinical data and the presence of any mood and anxiety disorders were recorded using the(More)
BACKGROUND Autism is a developmental disorder of unknown etiology. Sensitivity to dietary and environmental antigens has been considered in its pathogenesis. AIM To examine immediate hypersensitivity in early childhood autism. METHODS We investigated 30 autistic children (23 boys, seven girls 2-4 years old) for atopic history, serum IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined social behaviors related to attachment in children with autistic disorder and the differences in these behaviors from those observed in developmentally disabled children. Additionally, we aimed to investigate the relationship between attachment behaviors and clinical variables, such as age, cognitive development, severity of(More)
Objective: This study examined social behaviors related to attachment in children with autistic disorder and the differences in these behaviors from those observed in developmentally disabled children. Additionally, we aimed to investigate the relationship between attachment behaviors and clinical variables, such as age, cognitive development, severity of(More)
We present a case of remitting brief psychotic disorder in a 15 year old male, who had 4 phenomenologically alike episodes consisting of the following symptoms; sudden onset, unstructured delusions, hallucinations, clouding of consciousness, and a rapid return to his premorbid level of functioning. No evidence was found indicating a metabolic disease or a(More)
Autistic disorder is a neuropsychiatric disorder which begins in the first years of life with delays and deviance in social, communicative and cognitive development and with restricted repertoire of activities and interests. It is thought that autistic children do not form attachments to parents or caregivers because of their difficulties in social(More)
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