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Sacramento, CA 95817
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
Supporting families and children as they go through various challenges has always been my priority. Providing psychiatric care with empathy while implementing most up to date and multi-modal treatment strategies informed with cutting edge research have been the center of my clinical approach.
Dr. Murat Pakyurek is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the MIND Institute at the UC Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Pakyurek currently serves as Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division.
He is the Medical Director for Behavioral Health Center, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center, and the MIND Institute ADHD Clinic. His clinical and research interests include autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders in children, catatonia, and tele-psychiatry.
Dr. Pakyurek is actively involved in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows at UC Davis School of Medicine. He started Interdisciplinary Comprehensive ADHD Program as a model for psychiatry-primary care providers interphase.
Dr. Pakyurek is board certified in general psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Pakyurek's clinical and research interests include autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders in children, catatonia, and tele-psychiatry. Dr. Pakyurek is actively involved in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents, and child and adolescent psychiatry fellows at UC Davis School of Medicine.
He started Interdisciplinary Comprehensive ADHD Program as a model for psychiatry-primary care providers interphase. Dr. Pakyurek is double board certified in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
M.D., University of Istanbul, School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey 1988
Graduate Studies, Molecular, Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 1996
Internship: Psychiatry/Psychiatry and Neurology, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY 1996-1997
Psychiatry/GeneralState, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY 1997-2000
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, SUNY-Stony Brook, Stony Brook NY 2000-2002
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2003
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, General Psychiatry, 2002
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Psychiatric Association
Society of Biological Psychiatry
Honors and Awards
Teacher of The Year, Presented by the trainees in UC Davis Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, 2012
UC Davis School of Medicine Recognition for Excellence in Student Wellness, 2011
Select Recent Publications
Pakyurek M, Azarang A, Losif A, Nordahl T. Assessment of Biometal Profile in Children with ASD, ADHD, or with Other Psychiatric Diagnoses: A Comparative Outpatient Study. Acta Psychopathologica. 2018; Vol. 4 No 1:6.
Pakyurek M. ADHD as a Possible Cause for Sexual Dysfunction in Adult Females. Clinical Psychiatry. 2017; Vol.3 No 3:16.
Pakyurek M, Luminare AA, Losif AM, Azarang A, and Nordahl, TE. Comorbidity of Asthma and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Population-Based Cohort Study. Mental Health in Family Medicine. 2017;13:600-607.
Pakyurek M, Yarnal R, Carter C. Treatment of Psychosis in Children and Adolescents: A Review. Adolesc Med 024. 2013; 420-432.
Pakyurek M, Schweitzer J, Yellowlees P. Review, Telepsychiatry and ADHD. ADHD Journal. Oct 2012 .
Schweitzer, J, Pakyurek, M, Dixon, Faye. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. APPI Clinical Manual of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Published, Oct 2012.
Pakyurek, M, Yellowlees, P, Hilty, D. "The Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry Consultation: Can It Be a More Effective Clinical Process for Certain Patients Than Conventional Practice?" Telemedicine and e-Health. April 2010, Vol. 16, No. 3: 289-292.
Pakyurek, M., Gutkovich, Z., and Weintraub, S. Reduced Aggression in Two Inpatient Children with the Treatment of Their Sleep Disorder. Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2002 Sep;41 (9), 1025.
Pakyurek, M. and Pasol, E. Sublingually Administered Fluoxetine for Major Depression in Medically Compromised Patients. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1999 Nov;156 (11), 1833-1834.
Preval, H. and Pakyurek, M. Psychotic Episode Associated with Dexfenfluramine. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1997 Nov;154 (11), 1624-1625.