Dr. Nazım YILDIZ



Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine


Istanbul Commerce University, Institute of Social Sciences, Applied Psychology
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine (2014-2018)


Adult Mental Health

Interested Age Range



Istanbul – Kadikoy – Goztepe

Yabancı Dil Terapi



After graduating from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Nazım Yıldız completed his specialty training in the mental health and diseases clinic of the same faculty between 2014-2018. After his specialization training, he performed his compulsory service at the Bulanık State Hospital Psychiatry Clinic. In addition to his specialty training and therapy trainings, he continues his advanced neurological sciences (neuroscience) doctorate education, which he started in 2016, at Istanbul University Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Experimental Medicine. He is working on the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s dementia, schizophrenia and neuropsychiatric diseases. He specializes in the medication and psychotherapy of anxiety disorders, mood disorders and depression, loss and bereavement, eating disorders and personality disorders.

October 2018-November 2019: Bulanık State Hospital Psychiatry Clinic-Specialist (Mandatory Service)

July 2016-September 2016: Universitatsklinikum Eppendorf, Angst- und Zwangsstörungen (Clinic for Anxiety Disorders and OCD), Hamburg, Germany-Internship.

July 2014-October 2018: Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Mental Health and Diseases Clinic-Specialist training.



  • High School: Galatasaray High School
  • University: Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine
  • Specialization: Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty Psychiatry Clinic
  • Ph.D.: Istanbul University Institute of Health Sciences Advanced Neurobiological Sciences Doctorate Program (ongoing)
  • Academic Achievements
  • Bachelor’s Degree with High Honors (GPA: 3.70/4.00)
  • ATUDER-National Association of Emergency Medicine Specialists 2013 Most Successful Emergency Medicine Intern Award


  • Effectiveness of ultra-rapid dose titration of clozapine for treatment-resistant bipolar mania: case series. Aksoy Poyraz C, Turan S, Demirel OF, Usta Saglam NG, Yildiz N, Duran A. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol 2015, Vol. 5(4) 237–242
  • Demirel, O. F., Cetin, İ., Turan, S., Sağlam, T., Yıldız, N., & Duran, A. (2017). Decreased expression of α-Synuclein, Nogo-a and UCH-L1 in patients with schizophrenia: a preliminary serum study. Psychiatry investigation, 14(3), 344.
  • Demirel, O. F., Cetin, I., Turan, S., Yıldız, N., Sağlam, T., & Duran, A. (2017). Total Tau and Phosphorylated Tau Protein Serum Levels in Patients with Schizophrenia Compared with Controls. Psychiatric Quarterly, 88(4), 921-928.
  • Retinal Nerve Fiber Layer Thickness Alterations after Electroconvulsive Therapy in Patients with Mental Illness. Ucar, D., Yıldız, N., Hepokur, M., Baltu, F., Guliyev, E., Emul, M., & Sarıcı, A. M. (2018, November). In Seminars in Ophthalmology (Vol. 33, No. 7-8, pp. 852-857). Taylor & Francis.
  • Self-stigma, depression, and anxiety levels of people living with HIV in Turkey. Demirel, F., Mayda, P. Y., Yıldız, N., Sağlam, H., Koçak, B. T., Habip, Z., … & Kocazeybek, B. (2018).. The European Journal of Psychiatry, 32(4 ), 182-186
  • Clozapine-Induced Myocarditis: Case Report and Brief Review. Aksoy-Poyraz, C., Demirel, Ö. F., Yıldız, N., Durmaz, E., & Duran, A. (2017, September). In The New Symposium (Vol. 55, No. 3).
  • Anxiety among people newly diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus infection in Turkey. N Yildiz, OF Demirel, H Saglam, I Balcioglu, Z Habip, BT Kocak, N Gareayaghi, BS Kocazeybek. (2019,July). The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 50(4), 770-779.
  • Yağmur, E. N., Yıldız, N., Adıgüzel, S., Femir, B., Şenyer, S., Şen, M., … & Küçükali, C. İ. The Role of NF-kB in Neuronal Plasticity and Neurodegenerative Diseases. Journal of the Experimental Medicine Research Institute, 7(13), 71-85.
  • Kocazeybek, B., Balcioglu, I., Demirel, O. F., Yildiz, N., Yuksel, P. E. L. I. N., Habip, Z., … & Kirpinar, M. M. (2016). Anxiety levels of HIV-infected patients after learning their diagnosis: A preliminary study for the first time in Turkey. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 45, 263.
  • Yildiz, N., & Fadiloglu, K. (2020). Understanding the Global Panic Underlying the Pandemic: a Phylogenetic Perspective. Available at SSRN 3660807.
  • Fadiloglu, K., Gurbuz, E., Yildiz, N., Aydin, O., & Aydin, E. T. (2021). Extraordinary days, unusual circumstances: Psychosocial effects of working with COVID-19 patients on healthcare professionals. Anaesthesia, Pain & Intensive Care, 25(3), 349-358.
  • Yildiz, N., Nayki, U., Mete, B., Fadiloglu, K., Nergiz, A. I., & Kocabasoglu, N. (2021). Not so healthy, not so comfortable: Health anxiety in people living with HIV and its relationship to quality of life and psychosocial functioning. COUNS-EDU: The International Journal of Counseling and Education, 6(1), 34-43.

Meetings – Symposiums

  • Psychoanalytic Perspectives “Separation”, 10-11 December 2016, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 11th Congress of Sexuality and Sexual Therapies: Sexuality in Difficult Times, 14-16 October 2016, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 29th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) congress, 17-20 September 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • 7th International Congress on Psychopharmacology & 3rd International Symposium on Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology (7th International Congress of Psychopharmacology and 3rd International Congress of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology), 15-19 April 2015, Antalya, Turkey
  • 19th Annual Clinical Education Symposium, Turkish Psychiatric Association, 6-9 May 2015, Aydın, Turkey
  • 7th Neuropsychiatry Days, 30 October – 1 November 2014, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Introduction to Psychoanalysis Seminars, Psikeİstanbul, 2015-16
  • Psychological Trauma and Disaster Psychiatry Education, Turkish Psychiatric Association, 2015
  • Dynamic Psychotherapy Group Supervision, Prof. Dr. Mine Özmen-Turkish Psychiatric Association, 2016
  • Alcohol-Substance Addiction/Alcohol Substance Abuse Training, Turkish Psychiatric Association, 2017
  • 4 Schools of Psychoanalysis, Turkish Psychiatric Association, 2017
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Program, 2018-2019, Turkish Psychiatric Association
  • Interpersonal Relations Psychotherapy, 2021-2022, Psimed/Prof. Dr. Nazan Aydin
  • Existential Analysis and Logotherapy, 2021-2022, Valueistanbul, Dr. Erkan Kalem