Gachon University Gil Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is composed of professors, full-time doctors, resident doctors, clinical psychologists, ward nurses, and securities. In addition to outpatient care, psychiatry has operated independent protection and open wards so that inpatients can be stabilized with optimized treatment. In addition, we actively participate in public mental health programs such as the regional mental health welfare center, the regional suicide prevention center or the smile center.
- Panic disorder and anxiety disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Developmental learning
- ADHD for adults and children
- Prevention of dementia
- Sleep disorder
Schizophrenia symptoms are usually hallucination, delusion, disorganized language, and you need to find and treat them early, even before they become prominent to get better results. Schizophrenia clinic provides training for prevention of recurrence along with early diagnosis, specialized drug treatment and counseling treatment.
Main diseases of schizophrenia clinic: schizophrenia, schizophrenia disorder, delusional disorder, short-term psychotic disorder, etc.
Anxiety disorder is a mental disorder that causes disorder in daily life due to pathological anxiety and fear. In particular, extreme anxiety symptoms (panic attacks) occur unexpectedly in panic disorder. Panic and anxiety disorder clinic not only directly relieves these panic and anxiety symptoms, but also provides effective countermeasures that patients can actually apply.
Panic and anxiety disorder clinic major diseases: separation anxiety disorder, social phobia, specific phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, general anxiety disorder, etc.
Everyone feels depressed or excited as they live. Life is a series of joy, anger, love and depression. However, an overly depressed condition lasts for a long time and loses its usual appearance. Conversely, severe emotions, such as excessive excitement, self-confidence, or easily annoying, appear in maniac. Depression. The mood clinic professionally diagnoses and treats these mood changes.
Depression and Bipolar Clinic Major diseases: major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, etc.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disease that causes pain through daily re-experiences of fear and recurring experiences of shocking events that occur unexpectedly during life. PTSD Clinic provides help to those struggling with trauma from children to adults based on the know-how of operating the psychological trauma support center.
Major diseases of PTSD clinic: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), acute stress disorder, adaptive disorder, etc.
Children differ from adults in that they continue to develop, so psychiatric and disease needs to be viewed from a different point of view than adults. The Development and Learning Clinic operates separate centers for pediatric psychiatrists and development and learning support, which will assist in accurate diagnosis and treatment and parent education.
Development and Learning Clinic Major diseases: communication disorders (such as language disorders), developmental disorders such as autism, learning disorders, ticks, anxiety disorders, childhood anxiety disorders, childhood adolescent mood disorders, childhood trauma, etc.
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is prevalent in childhood, is a disorder characterized by persistent distraction, hyperactivity and impulsiveness due to persistent attention deficit, and symptoms of 50 to 65% or more persist until adulthood. The ADHD Clinic will help diagnose and treat ADHD from infancy to adulthood.
ADHD Clinic Major Diseases in Children and Adults: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc.
Alzheimer's disease is a disease that usually occurs in 0.5 to 1 out of 10 people over the age of 65. The cause and treatment have not been fully understood. Therefore, prevention is important before the disease starts. The Center for Dementia Prevention provides drugs and non-drug treatments (cognitive rehabilitation treatment, etc.) following disease progression, from prevention before onset (risk factor correction, lifestyle education).
Dementia Prevention Clinic Major diseases: Delirium, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, vascular dementia, cognitive impairment due to traumatic brain injury, etc.
Sleep, which accounts for one third of life, is a time to relieve fatigue and recharge energy. However, the health of modern people is threatened by insomnia, drowsiness, snoring during sleep, apnea, abnormal behavior, and leg discomfort. The Sleep Disorder Clinic will improve these issues.
Sleep Disorder Clinic Major diseases: insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy (narcolepsy), excessive sleep (overdrowsiness) disorder, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, sleep arousal cycle disorder, shift work sleep disorder, abnormal behavior during sleep , REM sleep
Why do we sleep?
Because sleep is an essential part of our life, like food, water, and oxygen. It relieves fatigue and stress during the day through sleep, which leads to physical and mental recovery. Sleep also helps keep our cognitive and metabolic functions normal and healthy. If you can't get a good night's sleep, you're sleepy, tired, poor in cognitive function, poor work efficiency and frequent accidents. In addition, emotional disorders such as obesity, metabolic disorders, sexual dysfunction, and depression often occur.
What is sleep disorder?
Sleep disorders are diseases caused by sleep or wakefulness. Characteristic symptoms that can be seen in sleep disorders include insomnia, snoring and instability during sleep, excessive drowsiness during the day, and abnormal behavior during sleep. These problems can cause problems such as decreased concentration, cognitive decline, depression or anxiety, dysfunction in daily life, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, metabolic diseases such as diabetes, and decreased sexual and immune function. The process of accurately diagnosing, managing and treating sleep disorders is an essential and important part of improving quality of life and health.
A disease that occurs in 10% of adults, such as difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakening during sleep, and undesirably waking up early in the morning. If insomnia persists, problems such as increased emotional pain and mental illness, poor quality of life, reduced learning/work skills, increased risk of accidents, and increased medical illnesses such as adult diseases.
Insomnia is caused and persists for many reasons. It is caused by psychological problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress, irregular sleep habits or work schedules, internal medicine or nervous system diseases, and other sleep disorders. It is very important to understand the cause of insomnia. It is often difficult to diagnose properly without a detailed medical history and proper examination and evaluation. If the diagnosis is correct, you can choose the appropriate treatment method. Taking an accurate sleeping pill without an accurate assessment does not help to cure the disease.
Snoring, sleep apnea
Snoring during breath and instability or apnea of breathing that lasts more than 10 seconds are common symptoms, and many people do not think of it as a disease, but many of them develop sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a fairly common illness, estimated at about 10-20% of adults. The cause may be a narrowing or blockage of the airway during sleep for a number of reasons, and snoring may sound and breathing may be temporarily stopped. This leads to frequent wakefulness, sleep disturbances, and daytime drowsiness or fatigue. Sleep apnea causes obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sexual dysfunction, and cognitive dysfunction, so it is a disease that needs to be diagnosed through polysomnography and must be treated.
Narcolepsy, excessive sleep, excessive drowsiness
In everyday life, as painful as insomnia is severe drowsiness during the day. Some people seem to have slept well at night, but even those who fall asleep with momentary sleepiness during the day. Because of this, they are misunderstood as unfaithful people, and even cause accidents while working or driving, causing huge social losses. Representative diseases that cause severe sleepiness during the day are narcolepsy (narcolepsy), hypersomnia, hypersomnia, and sleep apnea, as well as periodic limb movements and restless leg syndrome. For accurate diagnosis, proper sleep evaluation and polysomnography are required, and professional treatment according to the results is required.
Leg rest anxiety syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder
Sometimes your legs hurt so you can't fall asleep. Symptoms of restless legs syndrome often complain of insomnia, complaining of difficulties such as a strange feeling in the leg that is difficult to explain, such as feeling crawling, feeling restless, or numbness in the legs during the evening, night, or rest. In addition, periodic limb motility is a disease in which the person periodically notices the movement of kicking during sleep and sleeps in a shallow sleep and daytime sleepiness.
REM sleep behavior disorder, abnormal behavior during sleep
Various abnormal behaviors during sleep deteriorate sleep quality and the risk of accidents is high due to abnormal behaviors. Rem sleep (REM) behavioral disorders, nightmares, night vision, sleepwalking, sleep disorders, eating disorders during sleep, night eating disorders, etc., are common diseases. In case of REM sleep behavior disorder, degenerative brain disease, dementia, etc., are sometimes necessary, so polysomnography and accurate evaluation are necessary.
What is sleep polysomnography?
The polysomnography test is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders by recording various phenomena in the body during sleep. The polysomnography is an important test that accurately records the causes of sleep disorders by recording brain waves, eye movements, muscle activity, limb movements, breathing exercises, snoring, oxygen saturation, snoring, and posture during sleep. Through polysomnography, you can see the level of sleep, quality of sleep, and causes of wakefulness during sleep, and can accurately diagnose and differentiate sleep disorders. In this sleep disorder clinic, sleep multiple tests are recommended after pre-assessment of the risk of sleep disorders that require multiple sleep tests through medical history and prior questionnaires.