Bachelor, Medical Academy, Dniepropetrovsk, 1976. Doctor of Medicine, Serbsky Institute, Moscow, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Serbsky Institute, Moscow, 1992.
Psychiatrist Psychoneurological Hospital, Dniepropetrovsk, 1977-1979, manager, 1979-1985, medical director, 1986-1987, instructor of psychiatry, Medical Academy, Dniepropetrovsk, 1987-1992, professor of psychiatry, since 1992. Chief of psychiatry department of post-graduate education faculty Medical Academy, Dniepropetrovsk, since 1993. President Mental Health Institute, Kiev, Ukraine, since 2000, main expert in psychiatry Dunepropetrovsk Regional State Public Health Administration, region coordinator international project ANAP Geneva Initiative of Psychiatry, Amsterdam, Netherlands, since 1998.
Member Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (honorary), Academy of Sciences of High School, ARP, Geneva Initiative Psychiatry.
Married Yevgen Borisovich Yur'yev. Children: Viktoria Karakcheyeva, Andriy Yur'yev.