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Department of psychiatry

Prof. Dr. Sedat Ozkan

About the department

The department of psychiatry at Memorial Sisli Hospital Istanbul is committed to the mental well-being of patients. The psychiatric medical team is trained to understand patients' emotional and physical complexities. As a result, doctors are qualified to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of psychiatric and mental disorders with competence and care. The department's specialists are ready to help all patients with stress and anxiety associated with a new diagnosis, chronic disease or surgery. After an initial assessment, patients will be offered appropriate therapies or treatments. Patients can be sure that psychiatrists maintain patient confidentiality in all cases by creating a safe atmosphere in which the patient can feel comfortable and receive support.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry outpatient clinic treats psychiatric disorders and psychological reactions caused by physical diseases and dysfunctions based on the integrity of the body, brain and spirit. Special attention is paid to phobias, personality disorders and developmental disorders. In addition to outpatient care, doctors offer consultations for patients who are inpatients in other departments.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's syndrome
  • Personality disorder
  • Claustrophobia
  • Schizophrenia and other psychoses
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Alcohol and drug addiction
  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
  • Neurasthenia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Dementia
  • Developmental disorders, including autism


  • Personal history 
  • Physical exam 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Lab tests 
  • Beck depression inventory (BDI)
  • Dissociative experiences scale
  • Goldberg bipolar spectrum screening questionnaire
  • Hamilton anxiety scale (HAM-A)
  • Schizophrenia test and early psychosis indicator (STEP)
  • Yale-brown obsessive-compulsive scale
  • Mental health screening tests
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) 
  • Computed tomography of the brain 
  • Magnetic resonance angiography 


  • Medications
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Supportive psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Brain-stimulation treatments
  • Hospital treatment programs
  • Substance misuse treatment 
  • Other treatment options 
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Doctor profile


  • 1993 - 1993 Professor
  • 1986 - 1986 Associate Professor
  • 1979 - 1984 Specialized Training in Psychiatry, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1973 - 1979 Medical degree, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey


  • 2014 Psychiatrist, Sisli Memorial Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1995 - 1998 Head of Department of Psychiatry, Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1993 - 2011 Head of the Department of Psycho-Oncology, Institute of Oncology, Istanbul University, Institute of Oncology, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1989 - 2011 Department of Psychiatry, Head of Communications Psychiatry, Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 1984 - 1986 Psychiatrist, Adana Mental Health and Disease Hospital, Adana, Turkey

Awards, memberships, publications

  • International Association for the Study Of Pain
  • International Society of Psychosocial Oncology
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Board member of the European Association of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
  • Turkish Representative to the World Psychooncology Association
  • American Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine American Psychosomatic Society
  • Istanbul American Robert College Alumnae Association
  • World Psychooncology Association
  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • Founder and Chairman of the National CLP and Psychosomatic Association
  • Editor of Faculty of Medicine CLP Bulletin
  • Editor of CLP books
  • World Section on Psychosomatic Medicine
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