In Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, experienced specialists in the field deal with various negative situations encountered in order for children to be psychologically healthy individuals.
Child psychology is a very important issue for children to have a good life in the future and for a healthy society. In this section, the factors affecting child psychology, the psychological development of children, the psychological problems seen in girls and boys, the important role of parents in child psychology and how to deal with negative behavior patterns in children are dealt with.
Since child psychiatry is a very sensitive subject, negativities related to children's mental health must be evaluated and treated by specialists.
Psychiatric Diseases in Children
- Mental retardation
- Behavioral Disorders (defying, disobeying, taking things without permission, lying, etc.)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (obsessions)
- Learning disorders (dyslexia, etc.)
- Exam anxiety
- Psychosis (schizophrenia etc) and bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder
- Excessive use of the Internet and computer technologies
- Sexual development and sexual problems
- Anxiety disorders (social phobia, separation anxiety, etc.)
- Suicidal thoughts, self-harm (scratching yourself with a razor, etc.)
- Sleep problems
- Psychosomatic complaints such as abdominal pain, headache that cannot be clarified due to organic causes,
- Eating-drinking problems (not eating etc.)
- Toilet habits (bed-wetting, non-organic constipation, etc.)
- Personality issues
- Speech disorders (late speech, stuttering, etc.)
- School refusal
- Tic disorder
- Friend mismatch
- Dissociative disorder
Under Which Conditions Should Child Psychiatry Be Applied?
Parents can apply to child psychiatry even if the above problems are not present. If the parents cannot decide what to do with their children, they can go to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department and get support from specialists.
At What Age Ranges Does Child Psychiatry Serve?
In Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine Hospitals Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, mental problems of all children and adolescents between the ages of 0-18 are dealt with and the necessary treatment methods are meticulously applied. If the patient passes the age of 18 when the treatment starts, they are followed up until the age of 21.
The subject that most families are most curious about is “autism”. So what is this autism?
Autism is a medical condition whose cause is not known exactly, which manifests itself with limited repetitive behaviors and limited interests, causes delays in the development of language, affects or completely prevents the formation of the child's social and communication skills. There is no definitive treatment. However, special education programs are implemented on the basis of behavior and speech therapy.
The aim of these special programs is to make progress in language development, to reduce attention deficits and behavioral problems as much as possible.
What Are the Symptoms of Autism?
- Speech retardation
- Difficulty or inability to make friends
- Having problems in social development
- Walking on tiptoe
- Learning disability
- Acting like not hearing what's being said
- Difficulty understanding jokes
- Repetitive behaviors
- Not playing with peers
- Talking silently or screamy
- Extreme joy and irritability
- To turn around himself or herself
- Inability to understand facial expressions
- Not making eye contact