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Dr. İbrahim Bilgen

Psyhological Problems Seen in Geriatrics and New Generation Therapy Methods in The World

Psychiatric disorders in the elderly show some differences in terms of clinical presentation, pathogenesis and physiopathology compared to young adults. It is more difficult for elderly people to diagnose and maintain treatment because of concomitant chronic medical diseases, disabilities, multiple drug use and cognitive deficiencies. Information about the frequency of mental disorders in the elderly varies considerably according to sources. In the epidemiological field studies conducted by the US National Institute of Mental Health, as the most common psychiatric disorders in the elderly, Depression, Cognitive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders and Alcohol Use Disorders were found. The elders were also in high risk group in terms of suicide attempt and drug related psychiatric disorders. Therefore, early diagnosis and intervention in the elderly prevents many important conditions such as progression and irreversibility of the condition and the patient becoming dependent on care. The effectiveness of drug therapy and new generation therapies in elderly people increases their quality of life day by day. In this speech, it will mainly focus on the effectiveness of new generation therapies on the elderly population as well as drug treatment in psychiatry.


He was born in 1968 in Adana. In 1994, he graduated from Cukurova University Faculty of Medicine. In 2001, he received his psychiatry specialty from Cukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

After he had completed the Gestalt Therapy training, he completed the ‘Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Training and took accreditation certificate by EABCT (European Association Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies).

Ibrahim Bilgen, as a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, has also received ‘Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Children and Adolescents’ training by EABCT (European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies) and has been certified as "Child and Adolescence Psychotherapist".

He has received Acceptance and Commitment Therapy training abroad for the last four years and has been teaching ACT training at the “Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Association" as an instructor and supervisor. He is a member of EACP (European Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy), ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioral Science), and IACP (International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy.

He is married and father of two children.