In the last decade there have been several significant changes within the conceptual framework regarding diagnostics and treatment practices in Child Psychiatry. Drug therapy became the primary alternative in the treatment of mental disorders among children. The importance of inpatient examination of child and adolescent patients increased on account of dose titration and full observation.
Because of this paradigm shift, inpatient Child Psychiatry services were initiated around the world. Except an university hospital, only NPISTANBUL Neuropsychiatry Hospital has 3 inpatient Child-Adolescent Psychiatry Services in Turkey.