Psychotic Disorders Research Programme, Istanbul, TRThe Psychotic Disorders Research Programme (PAP) was founded within Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1996 in order to conduct activities like international research, treatment and training about psychotic disorders. These services and activities are carried out by the volunteer residents, nurses, a psychologist, and a social worker under the supervision of the head of the programme.
Mission StatementPsychotic Disorders Research Programme defines its mission as
- Carrying out research on the psychotic disorders.
- Improving treatment facilities for patients with psychosis (like individual psychotherapy, integrative group psychotherapy, doctor visits on regular basis etc.) as well as giving seminars to families of the patients about psychotic disorders.
- Following scientific literature on psychosis in order to increase knowledge about the disorders, thus to improve treatment quality.
The PAPs main areas of research and activities are:
- Stigma and discrimination, human rights in psychiatric institutions
- First-episode schizophrenia
- Prodromal phase of schizophrenia
- Quality of life, social functioning in psychotic disorders
- Alp Ucok, MD, Professor of Psychiatry Professor of psychiatry in Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry. He is also head of Psychotic Disorders Research Programme in his department. His primary areas of interest are first episode psychosis, stigma, and psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia. He is a member of WPA Schizophrenia section, WPA Mental Health and Stigma section and local coordinator of WPA's Global Program for Fighting Stigma and Discrimination Because of Schizophrenia.
- Serap Serbest, MA, Clinical Psychologist Clinical Psychologist at the Programme. Her main interests are social and cognitive functioning in psychosis, and psychotherapy of schizophrenia.
ContactPsychotic Disorders Research Programme, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry
Millet Street Capa (34390) Istanbul
Phone: +90 212 414 24 11
Fax: +90 212 634 12 04