Pediatric Psychiatry

Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry is defined by the European Association of Medical Experts as the “prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems by medical methods, standards and approaches by a specialist physician in children under the age of 18”. Mental disorders at this age may hinder regular psychological development and prevent children and adolescents from accessing their ideal functions. Theidentification, treatment and prevention of these disorders are not only important for the elimination of the problems in this age group, but also for increasing functionality in adult life and preventing the recurrence of the problems in the future.   In the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health and Diseases, individual psychotherapy, psychodynamic, supportive, cognitive behavioural therapies, game therapy, positive psychotherapy, family therapy, family counselling for children and adolescents aged 0-18 who have difficulties in developmental, mental, cognitive and social fields, mother and father education, drug therapy and psychometric evaluations are applied and treatment services are provided.

Reasons for Application to the Department;

  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Specific Learning Disorder
  • Autism and Developmental Disorders
  • Sleep and Eating Disorder (Obesity / Anorexia)
  • Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders
  • Mental Retardation
  • Bottom Wetting, Stool Incontinence, Nail Biting, Twitching
  • Anger and Impulse Control, Violence and Aggression
  • Anxiety, Fear and School Rejection
  • Depression
  • Sexual Development and Problems
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Sociological Pain and Complaints of Psychological Origin
  • Divorce, Loss, Sibling Jealousy, Academic Failure, Inability to Study etc. Stressful situations in children and adolescents
  • Getting Psychological Support in the Adaptation Process to Chronic Diseases
  • Abuse and Neglect

Inventory, Scale and Tests Applied in Our Department

  • Denver-II Developmental Screening Test (DENVER II)
  • Ankara Development Screening Inventory (AGTE) 
  • Portage Development Scale
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-R) 
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - IV (WISC-IV) 
  • Metropolitan School Readiness Test
  • Goodenough - Harris Draw-A-Person Test
  • Benton Visual Retention Test
  • Bender Gestalt Test
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) 
  • Louisa Duss Psychoanalytic Stories Test
  • Beier Sentence Completion Test
  • Minnesota Versatile Personality Inventory (MMPI) 
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • State-Trait Anxiety Scale for Children
  • State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) 
  • The Children’s Depression Scale (CDS) 
  • Family Life and Childhood Rearing Attitude Scale (PARI) 
Policlinic Area
6. FloorWestern Block
Department of Polyclinics
Opening Hours
Monday - Friday8:00 - 17:00

+90 (392) 444 0 535


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