‘Seeing affective and psychotic disorders through addictions: What we learn from case studies’

Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.  In 1995-96 she completed the fellowship program for “alcohol and drug abuse/addiction treatment and prevention” as a NIDA/ Humphrey fellow and also got a degree for the Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. Since then she has been actively involved in training, clinical practice and scientific research on addictions. Her professional orientation has been focused on psychiatric comorbidities and transdiagnostic treatments in the last decade. She acted as a principle investigator and researcher in the field trials of diagnostic classification and disability research conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO). She is the director of the Center for Addiction Research at Hacettepe University, the associate editor of Turkish Journal of Psychiatry and the president of the Turkish Association for Nervous and Mental Health.

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