Psychiatry is a medical field specialized to diagnose and to treat mental health problems and disorders, using a range of clinical tools, as well as prescription of medication. An appointment with a psychiatrist is focused on clinical assessment of patient’s problems and symptoms, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan based upon patient’s specific needs.
What is the difference between psychiatrist and clinical psychologist?
Both psychiatrist and psychologist are medical professionals working in the field of mental health. A psychiatrist is a licensed physician who can prescribe medication, whereas psychologist cannot do that.
A clinical psychologist has gone through excessive therapeutic training and can refer the patient to see a psychiatrist - in case the patient requires medication.
How do I know when to see a psychiatrist?
If you have been suffering from ongoing mental health symptoms, we advise you to see a psychiatrist. Psychiatrists are able to establish the need for psychological or pharmacological treatment and make a recommendation based on thorough assessment. You can also see the psychiatrist if you wish to discuss your current medication for various reasons or you simply need a follow-up visit.
What does a clinical assessment look like?
When you make an appointment with a psychiatrist, the session will start with an initial assessment of your problems. Psychiatrists use the so called bio-psycho-social model of mental health problems. This means analysing biological, psychological and social circumstances - important factors that play a significant role in patient's life. The psychiatrist asses the patient within this context, creating a unique clinical picture of patient’s experience. This assessment includes psychiatric examination followed by making a diagnosis and offering a personalised treatment plan. This might be a medication, a referral to see a psychologist or both.
What types of disorders psychiatrist can help with?
Psychiatrists deal not only with mental disorders, such as anxiety, depressive disorders or psychotic disorders, but also with stress-related mental health problems, burn-out syndrome and others.
Our fast-paced modern world creates health issues caused by environmental stressors and psychological factors that interact with individual vulnerabilities and cause bodily symptoms and diseases that affect client's work, relationships and their life in general.
PSYMED is an interdisciplinary platform of medical professionals that was established to remedy limitations of traditional disjointed approach to healthcare that views mind, body and spirit as separate. Our typical patient usually experience discomfort, hopping from one doctor to another, going through multiple examinations, but leaving the doctor's office without having a clear diagnosis or recommended treatment. Patients often feel dismissed, helpless, hopeless, left out and are trying all kinds of possible alternative approaches on their own.
PSYMED covers this gap in healthcare system by using a complex approach based on bio-psycho-social integration.
What is PSYMED treatment approach about?
I have a problem
You have identified a problem that you need to help with. You might be experiencing acute, chronic, physical or mental health issues. In that case you can put a trust in PSYMED and reach out to us with your inquiry filling up the booking form first.
After your inquiry we initiate an intake process. You will be approached by one of our Care Managers to fill in a intake questionnaire so that we can evaluate it and provide you with an appointment with suitable medical professional/therapist.
Next step is your first appointment. Our PSYMED specialist, in one or more consequent sessions actively listens to your needs, explores it from physical, psychological and social perspective, combines it with information from intake form and suggests an individualized treatment plan.
Individual treatment plan
At PSYMED we offer highly individual approach based on the individual concern. The treatment plan often involves other medical specialists, psychotherapy or other supportive steps and/or medication. A time span of your treatment is also highly individualized.
End of the treatment
The objective of our work is to improve the health and well-beeing of our patients. Successful treatment helps our patients to feel better and to gradually enjoy or return to daily life on the most state of healthy body & mind as possible.
Why should you choose PSYMED
PSYMED offers professional mental health services for individuals, families and companies
PSYMED uses an interdisciplinary approach applying bio-psycho-social perspective to human health
PSYMED doctors are friendly, empathetic and highly qualified professionals with proven long international experience
PSYMED has short booking and waiting times for appointments
PSYMED let you choose personal or online session (or mix of both)
PSYMED offers Care Managers coordinating patient's care agenda
Call us OR fill the booking form to book your appointment with the doctor. Our Care Managers willl take care of you and the administration and the communication agenda between you and the doctor.