Services offered

Dr. Atakan has specific expertise in the treatment of patients with severe mental illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She is also carrying out research on the effects of cannabis use and related mental health problems. Her services include the following areas of expertise:

  • Full assessment and treatment of mental health problems (pharmacological and psychological)
  • Diagnosis of psychoses (severe mental illness) and neuroses
  • Second opinions on mental health problems
  • Consultation and treatment of severe and treatment resistant mental illness
  • Consultation and treatment of depression, anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Expert assessments and court reports on mental health related problems, including miscarriages of justice, asylum and immigration cases
  • Mental health assessments of Turkish speaking people

Dr. Atakan believes every person has specific needs and their unique circumstances should be taken into account in planning treatment as based on research evidence and her own extensive experience. Open and honest collaboration is essential in the provision of care. Dr. Atakan is always keen to explain treatment options and possible side effects and she also works in close collaboration with key carers and family members.