Mental health disorders


At Tays, we study and treat mental health disorders. The most commonly treated disorders include psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance addiction disorders and personality disorders. The symptoms based on which patients are treated include, for example, hallucinations and delusions, depression or anxiety.

The majority of psychiatric patients are treated in outpatient care. The follow-up and maintenance treatment of patients suffering from psychosis and mood disorders is usually organised in outpatient care. Outpatient care also treats psychiatric symptoms related to different life situation crises.

Hospital treatment is usually needed during worsening phases, e.g. flare-ups of a psychotic disorder. Hospital treatment is also sometimes needed in the initial phase of a disorder. Self-destructive patients and patients who are unable to take care of themselves due to their psychological condition may also require psychiatric hospital treatment.

It is important to distinguish between psychiatric disorders and neurological or other symptoms associated with physiological illnesses. The older the patient is when falling ill for the first time with psychiatric symptoms, the more important it is to find out the cause of the symptoms.

Psychiatric treatment at Tays

Psychiatric symptoms and diseases are treated with different kinds of psychotherapy and medical treatment, and certain difficult conditions are treated with e.g. psychiatric electric therapy, which is available at the Pitkäniemi Hospital.

The majority of psychiatric patients at Tays are treated at Pitkäniemi Hospital, located in Nokia. The hospital treats adults and adolescents. The psychiatry emergency services are also at Pitkäniemi Hospital.

Tays Central Hospital has units treating adults and young psychiatric patients. Adolescent and adult psychiatric patients are also treated at Tays Sastamala Hospital.

Child psychiatric studies and treatment are focused at Tays Central Hospital.

Persons in charge

Director of Division, Chief Psychiatrist Hanna-Mari Alanen
Deputy Director of Division Sari Lepistö
Head of Department, Chief Psychiatrist (general hospital psychiatry) Aino Mattila
Nursing Director (acute psychiatry) Suurkoivu Tuula
Nursing Director (geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, forensic and general hospital psychiatry) Tarja Tammentie-Saren