We provide professional support in Psychiatry.
From time to time, feelings of anxiety are a part of everyday
life. However, if these feelings persist and intensify, it could indicate an
anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorder can have a negative effect on a person’s
ability to function and his or her everyday activities. Left untreated, anxiety
disorders can lead to disturbances in social relationships, work or school
life; in time it can even lead to problems such as lack of success at school or
work, and alcohol use. Therefore, it is important to respond to the condition
correctly and on time.
Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, phobias,
obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychotherapy
teaches the person to overcome these anxieties more effectively. In some cases,
psychotherapy is assisted by the simultaneous application of medical treatment
and psychiatric support. Yeditepe University Hospital works on the basis of an
institutionalized cooperative relationship between psychologists and
psychiatrists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. These specialists in
their fields listen to you carefully and follow a treatment protocol designed
with your individual needs in mind.
Depression is a condition that impacts negatively on a
person’s mood, thought processes and physical health. Deterioration in this
area can impact on other parts of a person’s life. A depressive person feels
tired, sad and tense and finds it hard to take pleasure from activities he or
she used to enjoy. Repetitive and persistent pain that has no organic cause can
also herald the onset of depression. At Yeditepe University Hospital, people
who show indications of depression are initially assessed by a team consisting
of a psychiatrist and a clinical psychologist; they are then given
psychotherapeutic treatment as well as medical treatment in line with
established protocols, if required.
Bipolar disorder is also known as manic depression. Patients
suffering from bipolar disorder swing from periods of excessive manic activity
and emotion, to periods of extreme depression. The condition can begin in
childhood or early adulthood. Bipolar patients can lead a normal life with the
correct treatment. The correct treatment involves a combination of medical
treatment prescribed in line with the precise needs and condition of the
individual patient, combined with psychotherapy that helps the patient in terms
of understanding the condition and learning coping strategies.
No one can dispute that communications and human
relations are becoming progressively more important in the modern world. It is
recognized that people who establish more positive and constructive communications
with others do better in their private, family and working lives. One of the
problems of hectic modern life is the feeling of meaninglessness that people
suffer from time to time. People can find it difficult to deal with the hustle
and bustle of life and think they are engaged in a pointless race.
Our team of specialist psychologists listens to participants and draws up an individualized
development plan focusing on the participant’s demands, the problems they want
to resolve and the areas in which they want to make progress.