What is psychiatry?

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats mental and behavioral disorders. Mental disorders can affect a number of important aspects of a person’s life, such as: physical activity, emotions, perception, thoughts, interpersonal relationships, professional activity and leisure. These disorders can be caused by a combination of several factors, namely: biological factors, psychological factors and social factors.

When do we need a psychiatric consultation?


Do you experience sadness, indecision, emptiness, hopelessness, meaningless agitation, insomnia? These may be signs of depression. A visit to a psychiatrist can help you get rid of these conditions and assist with being able to enjoy a peaceful life.

Panic attacks

Are you experiencing unexpected episodes of intense anxiety, palpitations, rapid heartbeat, tremor, fear of death, sensations of needles and tingling all over your body? Panic attacks can be easily diagnosed by a psychiatrist and treated successfully.

The psychiatrist

The psychiatrist can evaluate, diagnose, initiate treatment and monitor the evolution of patients with depressive disorders, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, dementia, addictions, impulse control disorders, chronic and acute sleep disorders, affective disorders in the context of organic diseases or disorders on the psychotic spectrum.

Psychiatric treatments and their purpose

The primary purpose of psychiatric treatment is to change the pathological behaviors and implicitly, to improve the quality of life of the patient and their family.

Therapy can be pharmacological or psychotherapy. Current psychotropic medication is varied, safe, and well-tolerated. In psychotherapy, the therapist creates a framework that allows the patient to discover and use their own resources. A combined therapeutic strategy brings a better understanding and acceptance of the disease, a patient’s better compliance with the treatment, a quicker amelioration of the symptoms and a faster improvement of their quality of life.

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