Day clinic approaches in child and adolescent psychiatry

ÇAKIN MEMİK N., ŞİŞMANLAR Ş. G., Oec O. Y., Karakaya I., Agaoglu B.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, vol.11, no.2, pp.185-189, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.185-189
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Child and adolescents who are suffering from psychological problems should be admitted to day treatment unit if they can not be managed at outpatient settings. In this paper, day treatment approaches in child and adolescent mental health and day treatment experience of Kocaeli University Medical School, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Day Clinic will be discussed. Methods: As our day clinic unit is the only day treatment unit in Turkey, in the literature no study has been found about the day treatment experiences in our country. In this presentation research and review papers especially from European countries which are generally limited in number are reviewed. Results: Day clinics provide an intense therapy for children and adolescents with psychiatric problems, and effects healing process positively. An important advantage of day treatment is that patients do not lose total contact with their social surroundings during the treatment period. Discussion: In Turkey, child and adolescent mental health services, either outpatient, inpatient or day clinic approaches are insufficient in number. So, all kinds of effort and work for dissemination of day clinic modalities will be important. (Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 2010; 11:185-189)