Serhat Çıtak

Serhat Çıtak
Medistate Kavacık Hospital · Department of Psychiatry

Professor
Dr.Çıtak is Professor of Psychiatry

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Introduction
Dr.Çıtak has worked as Professor of Psychiatry and head of psychiatry department at Medeniyet University,İstanbul,Turkey. His clinical interest focuses on psychotherapies, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders. His research focuses on psychotherapies, dissociative disorders, schizophrenia, neuropsychological assessment in psychiatric disorders, reliability and validity of psychiatric scales. Dr. Çıtak has a doctorate (PhD) degree in biostatistics and philosophy.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - present
Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi
Position
  • Head of Department
January 2012 - June 2015
Director, Erenkoy AMATEM Department, Psychiatrist, Istanbul
Position
  • Director, Erenkoy Psychotherapy Center, Instructor and Education Manager
July 2011 - present
Position
  • Chairman Education Planning and Coordination Comittee
Description
  • He has supervised 7 Specialization Thesis Study. Served as Chairman of Education Planning and Coordination Comittee Now carrying out Education Management of more than 60 psychiatry residents.
Education
October 1991 - June 1996
Master’s Degree in Medicine,Hacettepe University Medical Faculty
Field of study
  • Mental Health and Illness ,Education, Bakırköy Training and Research Hospital

Publications

Publications (68)
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The Schedule for Deficit Syndrome (SDS) is an instrument for categorizing schizophrenic patients as those with and without deficit syndrome. This schedule has been translated and adapted into the Turkish language in order to study its reliability and validity. 30 male schizophrenic patients were included in the study. The patients had been ill for...
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ÖZET: Yirmi soruluk Toronto aleksimi ölçe¤inin Türk-çe uyarlamas›n›n geçerlik ve güvenirli¤inin in-celenmesi Amaç: Bagby ve arkadafllar› taraf›ndan gelifltirilmifl olan 20 soruluk Toronto Aleksimi Ölçe¤i (TAÖ)'nin Türkçe uyarla-mas›n›n; faktöriyel yap›s›, geçerlik ve güvenirli¤inin ince-lenmesi bu çal›flman›n amac›n› oluflturmaktad›r. Yöntem: Bu ça...
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Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (STPP) is a treatment modality for depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, and personality disorders. In this study, we aimed to assess the effectiveness of the STPP programme in patients with depression and anxiety who were partially responsive to previous treatments. Participants were consisted of 36 patients...
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Background The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of and the factors associated with psychiatric symptoms (PS) and challenging behaviour (CB) in adults with intellectual disabilities, and the utilization of psychiatric services in Turkey. Method Psychiatric Assessment Schedule for Adults with Developmental Disorders Checklist‐Revi...
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ABSTRACT Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the level of personality organization in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), to determine the effect of personality organization dimensions on functioning, and to show the rela-tion with insight important in DSM-5. Methods: One hundred patients with OCD diagnosed according to DSM-5 were...
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Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate patients with fibromyalgia in terms of mentalizing abilities and to identify the relationships between mentalization skills, attachment styles, anxiety, and depressive symptoms in these patients. Method: The sample consisted of 30 patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and 30 healthy volunteers. Patient...
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Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the level of personality organization in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), to determine the effect of personality organization dimensions on functioning, and to show the relation with insight important in DSM-5. Methods: One hundred patients with OCD diagnosed according to DSM-5 were included i...
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ABSTRACT Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders. Among these, specific phobia is the most common, followed by panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder respectively. Incidence in females is 1.5-2 times higher than males. Age of onset varies according to the disorder. Major depression, somatic diso...
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Objectives: Schizophrenia is a common mental health condition associated with significant morbidity and excess early mortality. Treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS) occurs in about one in three patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. The aim of this study was to identify attitudes of a nationally representative sample of psychiatrists towards pha...
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We aimed to investigate sociodemographic characteristics of individuals under a supervised probation program used in Turkey and to compare characteristics of noncompliant versus no-need-to-treat individuals in order to determine the effect of sociodemographic characteristics on success of the supervised probation program. In total, 4,006 individual...
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Objective The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of synthetic cannabinoids (SC) on P-wave dispersion (PD) in patients who consume SC. Materials and Methods The study population included 72 patients who consumed SC and 36 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. The severity of addiction was detected using the addiction profile index (BA...
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A Case of Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Treated 1 Year After the Onset of Symptoms Rabia Bilici, MD,a Gokce Elif Saridogan, MD, a Cetin Turan, MD,a Tugba Goncu, MD,a Ozgur Akdur, MD,a Serhat Citak, MD,a and Fusun Mayda Domac, MDa Author information ► Copyright and License information ► To the Editor: Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is one of the neurolog...
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Background: Psychoactive substances affect mainly central nervous system and brain function causing changes in behavior. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of different psychoactive substances on serum biochemical parameters. Patients and methods: The study included 324 drug dependents, and 69 controls. The pati...
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Objective: Cognitive impairments in schizophrenia are associated with different symptom subtypes of schizophrenia. It has been suggested that cognitive functions in the paranoid type of schizophrenia were better protected. Here, we examine how neuropsychological measures jointly differentiate patients with paranoid schizophrenia from non-paranoid p...
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Late onset schizophrenia presents with both clinical and neurobiological symptoms in patients over 45 years of age. When diagnosed in patients over 65 it is called very late onset schizophrenia like psychosis. The incidence of very late onset schizophrenia-like psychosis is 0.2% in the general population and 15% among schizophrenics. Paranoia and a...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relation of schizophrenic outpatients' subjective thoughts about their sexual functioning, The psychia-trists' attitudes about sexual function and sexual dys-function of schizophrenic patients and sociodemograph-ic variables of the patients'. Method: The study included a total of 120 patients, 6...
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Objective: The stressful experiences, especially sexual abuse, damage the child's psychology, mental health and quality of life. Forensic psychiatric evaluation includes the expertness, provides information for judicial decision and also is important to diagnose the psychiatric disorder of the child and protect him. Because of these reasons we were...
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There is a debate concerning comorbid Asperger's syndrome and schizophrenia which eventually influences patient management. Comorbid schizophrenia with Asperger's syndrome cases have been mostly treated with risperidone. A 26 year old man with insomnia, irritability, aggressive behaviors, delusions (reference, persecutory and thought broadcasting),...
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This study was set out to research the inter-sexual differences in the relation between prolactin levels and sexual dysfunction, independently from the type and dosage of anti-psychotic medicine used in schizophrenia patients treated at the outpatient treatment unit of Bakirkoy State Mental Hospital. The study included a total of 120 patients, 63 f...
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Objective: The literature regarding effects of electroconvulsive therapy(ECT) on oxidative metabolism (OM) reports conflicting changes in oxidant andantioxidant status in animal studies. The goal of this first human study was toinvestigate the changes in oxidants and antioxidants in plasma of depressedpatients after ECT.Methods: Fourteen unipolar a...
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Objective: Avoidant personality disorder (APD) is highly comorbid with social phobia (SP), particularly the specific subtype of SP, generalized SP (GSP). Patients with SP and APD have greater social impairment and depressive comorbidity; thus, we investigated the extent of the effect of APD on the psychopathology of GSP. Method: Twenty-four patient...
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Objective: Since definition of schizoaffective disorder (SAD), there is disagreement about its presence and diagnostic validity and continuity. This study aimed to investigate sociodemographic and clinical features of SAD patients. Methods: Thirty-five patients were included who were diagnosed with SAD based on the DSM-IV-TR. ______________________...
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ABSTRACT: Neuropsychological assessment in schizophrenic patients treated with haloperidol or clozapine Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are differences between two schizophrenic patient groups treated with haloperidol or clozapine, on measures of cognitive functions. The hypothesis of the study was that the patient...
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To compare the influence of different delivery forms of estrogen therapy on menopausal and psychological symptoms in surgically menopausal women. Surgically menopausal women were assigned to a 1-year-therapy with oral conjugated estrogen 0.625mg/day (n=35), intranasal 300microg/day estradiol hemihidrate (n=33), percutaneous gel 1.5mg/day estradiol...
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ÖZET Amaç: Bu çalışmanın amacı, şizofrenide pozitif ve negatif belirtilerle yapısal beyin patolojileri arasında bir ilişki bulunup bulunmadığını araştırmaktır. Yöntem: DSM-IV ölçütlerine göre şizofreni tanısı konmuş, yaş ortalaması 44.7±15.9, eğitim süresi ortalaması 10.8±3.8 yıl, hastalık süresi ortalaması 18.9±13.1 yıl olan 8 kadın, 14 erkek, top...
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ABSTRACT: Reliability and factorial validity of the Turkish version of the 20-item Toronto alexithymia scale (TAS-20) Aims: The aim of this study was to examine the factor structure and the validity of the Turkish version of the 20- item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) developed by Bagby et al. in a student sample. Methods: Healthy undergraduate...
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Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine whether there are differences between two schizophrenic patient groups treated with haloperidol or clozapine, on measures of cognitive functions. The hypothesis of the study was that the patients treated with clozapine would demonstrate higher performance on neurocognitive functions than those tre...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlations between positive and negative symptoms and structural brain abnormalities in schizophrenia. Method: 22 patients, 14 male and 8 female who met DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia were included in this study. Mean age was 44.7±15.9 years, duration of education was 10.8±3.8 years and duratio...
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Symptom profiles of obsessive compulsive disorder with comorbid schizophrenia and pure obsessive compusive disorder K.O. Karamustafalioglu 1, R. Demirer 2, N. Karamustafalioglu 3, S. Citak 4 1 Sisli Etfah Teaching and Research Hospital, Psychiatry Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey 2 Luleburgaz Goverment Hospital, Psychiatry Clinic, Kirklareli, Turkey 3 B...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of Turkish version of the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) in patients with schizophrenia. Methods: Ninety-nine subjects were included to the study. Fifty-six of the subjects were schizophrenic patients and 43 subjects were healthy volunteers as the control group. All...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of Turkish version of the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) in patients with schizophrenia. Methods: Ninety-nine subjects were included to the study. Fifty-six of the subjects were schizophrenic patients and 43 subjects were healthy volunteers as the control group. All...
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This study investigated the efficacy of tibolone and transdermal estradiol therapy on menopausal and psychological symptoms in women following surgical menopause. Seventy-five women who had undergone surgical menopause were randomized to a 6-month double-blind interventional study treatment with oral 2.5 mg/day tibolone, transdermal 3.9 mg/week est...
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Endocrine diseases, especially thyroid disorders can solely cause psychiatric symptoms or can aggravate preexisting psychiatric disorders. Among thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism especially manifests with psychotic and depressive symptoms. In this case report, we presented a 39 years old male patient, who had been suffering from symptoms related wi...
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Endocrine diseases, especially thyroid disorders can solely cause psychiatric symptoms or can aggravate preexisting psychiatric disorders. Among thyroid disorders, hypothyroidism especially manifests with psychotic and depressive symptoms. In this case report, we presented a 39 years old male patient, who had been suffering from symptoms related wi...
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Both research and education facilities are provided at Bakırköy Neuropsychiatry Hospital, which plays a very important role in mental health delivery in our country. On the other hand our hospital provides long-teı•m treatment and hospitalization. However this point is not taken into account as much as it should be. From this point of view, we must...
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Huntington’s Chorea is an autosomal dominant progressive neuropsychiatric disease, characterized by choreic movements and dementia. Abnormal facial movements, irregular respiration, articulation disturbances, irregular and atythmic extremity movements arc prominent clinical properties. Early psychiatric signs are, irritability, dysphoria, antisocia...
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Objective: In this study we aimed to determine whether there is role of existance of physical illness and inadequacy of psychiatric treatment in committed suicides or not. Method: Between the dates 1.1.1996-31.6.1997 police notes were reviewed about committed suicides in ‹stanbul. Then the persons in that list were checked to see if they had been t...
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SUMMARY Object: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether there is a role of absence of social security, immigration history, and other psychosocial risk factors in committed suicides or not. Method: Between the dates 1.1.1996- 31.6.1997 police notes are reviewed about committed suicides in İstanbul. The persons in that list were classified wh...
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ÖZET: Gerekçe: Tüm intihar girişimlerinin yaklaşık dörtte birinin alkol bağımlılığı ile ilişkili olduğu düşünülmektedir. Alkol bağımlılığı yaşamın geç dönemlerinde ortaya çıkan intihar girişimlerinde yatkınlığı arttırıcı ikinci önemli faktördür.Diğer taraftan yapılan çalışmalarda eroin bağımlılarının kontrol gruplarına göre daha fazla intihar riski...
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Objective: In this study, the correlation between SPECT, a method measuring brain function, and findings of neurological examinations that are used as reflections of neuroanatomic alterations are investigated in schizophrenic patients. Method: Seven male and eight female patients fulfilling DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia underwent cerebral SPECT...
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The cli ııical reflection of central nervous system dysfunction can be assesssed by with neuropsychologic tests with hard and soft neurological signs. This study is planned to investigate the correlation between the performance of cognitive functions and neurological signs in normal volunteers. 89 healty volunteers (43 men, 46 women) who do not hav...
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Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was used to treat a drug-resistant psychotic patient with seizures related to a left frontal astrocytoma. In our case there were no signs of increased intracranial pressure. The symptorns such as agression, violance, sudden outbursts of anger were successfully controlled with (ECT) without any complications.
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The purpose of the study was to compare neuropsychological characteristics and structural and functional brain abnormalities in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar affective disorder. 23 patients who met DSM-IV criteria for schizophrenia and 13 patients in manic episode of bipolar affective disorder vere included in the study. After neuropsycol...
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ÖZET: Haloperidol veya klozapin ile tedavi edilmekte olan flizofrenik hastalarda nöropsikolojik deerlendirme Amaç: Bu çal›flman›n amac›, flizofreni tan›s›yla tedavi edilen has- talarda haloperidol ve klozapin'in biliflsel ifllevler üzerindeki etki- lerini incelemek ve bu iki ilac›n biliflsel ifllevler üzerinde farkl› etki- leri olup olmad›¤›n› araf...

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Project (1)
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to investigate the cost effectiveness of short term dynamic psychotherapies under outpatient department conditions.