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Orthorexia is a new term about eating behavior disorder and consists of pathologic obsession for biologically pure foods, free of herbicides, pesticides, and other artificial substances. It is not an independent diagnostic category, but it has some similarities with other eating disorders. This study was conducted to examine the orthorexia among 878 medical… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of adenotonsillectomy on the neuropsychology of children using the Turgay DSM-IV-Based Child and Adolescent Disruptive Behavioral Disorders Screening and Rating Scale (T-DSM-IV-Scale). MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty children admitted to an otolaryngology clinic for treatment of… (More)
Clarithromycin is a macrolide antibiotic widely used in children with respiratory infections. Mania is an extremely rare psychiatric side effect. A pediatric case of typical manic symptoms associated with clarithromycin-use and resembling those in adults is presented. It was notable that the patient had no genetic predisposition.
Second generation of antihistaminics have better therapeutic efficacy and more predictable pharmacological responses at lower doses than older compounds. However, new compounds have a reduced adverse reaction profile; clinicians can also encounter some unexpected adverse effects of these newer compounds. We report the first case of fixed drug eruption of… (More)
Although the differential diagnosis of hemoptysis is extensive, consideration of a factitious cause is rarely contemplated. Factitious hemoptysis is uncommon in children. We report a dramatic case of factitious hemoptysis in a 12-year-old girl. The features of Munchausen's syndrome are also reviewed.
Mental retardation (MR) is common and lifelong. In children and adolescents with MR, the rate of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and bipolar disorder is higher than that in the general population. However, there are no previous sufficient data that exist in establishing a relationship between ADHD and manic symptoms. The aim of the present… (More)
OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the psychiatric symptoms, quality of sleep, quality of life and the predictive factors affecting quality of sleep in patients diagnosed with nasal septal deviation (NSD). PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty male patients (mean age 22.3±1.4 years; range 21 to 26 years) who admitted to the otorhinolaryngology (ORL) clinic of… (More)
We aimed to assess the prevalence of social-emotional problems of Turkish children in early childhood and to understand their association with various bio-psycho-social risk factors, in order to establish guidelines in planning training programs for parents and professionals. Data from a representative sample of 1507 boys (54.3%) and 1268 girls (45.7%) aged… (More)
Dear Editor, Familial Mediterranean fever typically presents as acute episodes of fever accompanied by complaints of abdominal pain, chest pain, or joint pain. Chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases are commonly accompanied by a set of cognitive and affective symptoms, including confusion, fatigue, psychomotor retardation, impaired memory, decreased… (More)