Prof. Fisun Akdeniz, MD, MSc (TR)

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Professor of Psychiatry
Affective Disorders Unit
Ege University School of Medicine
Izmir, Turkey

Dr. Akdeniz received a M.D. from Ege University in 1990. She attended residency trainig in internal medicine for nine months, then completed residency training in psychiatry at Ege University Hospital in 1996. After serving as a psychiatrist in the outpatient unit at Ege University for 3 years, she went to NIMH, USA to work with Dr. Ellen Leibenluft for six months in 1999. She got the masters of science degree on affective neuroscience from Maastrich University, Holland in 2003. She became a professor of psychiatry at Ege University in 2011.

The focus of her work is rapid cycling bipolar disorder, special issues in women with bipolar disorder, course and treatment of mood disorders during pregnancy and postpartum period, and adverse events of psychotropic drugs on reproductive and metabolic systems.