Finding a good psychiatrist in Madrid
that is also in constant contact with a team of psychologists is a luxury. A Psychiatrist
is a medical doctor that specializes in the treatment of psychological problems that involve an important organic (physical) element.
When should you consult a Psychiatrist?
When is medication necessary?
- If you suffered an episode in the past for which psychotropic medication was being taken: antidepressants, anxiolytics, lithium...
*This type of medication should not be taken without medical supervision.
The psychiatrist will determine whether or not it is necessary to start up on medication again, or to adjust what is currently being taken in order to obtain the maximum benefits with the minimum amount.
- Whenever the physical symptoms of your condition are a main factor: racing heart, shortness of breath, fatigue or severe lack of energy...*In these cases it is necessary to rule out any medical problem like a hormone imbalance (such as hypothyroidism which causes severe fatigue), or poor nutrition (the deficiency of vitamin B12 can result in memory loss)... A doctor is the best professional to evaluate these, and other conditions.
- If you detect the appearance of symptoms similar to those suffered by a family member who has a psychiatric illness (schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder...)
- If whatever is affecting you doesn't allow you to lead a normal and satisfying life and limits you in a way that is disproportionate or too prolonged.
At SINEWS the basis of our treatment is psychotherapy. Most of our patients do not take any medication.
However, the nervous system is an organ like any other,
and like others it can experience "sickness", become worn down or be temporarily out of balance. For these reasons, medical treatment is essential for certain disorders, at least during some stages, of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive patients, some types of anxiety and depression...
There are also certain symptoms that are so uncomfortable or alarming to us that we need temporary
relief from them in order to stop, analyze the situation, and then come up with a strategy to solve the problem. There are disorders in which a combination of medication and psychotherapy has demonstrated better effectiveness:
depression, panic attacks, nervous ticks, manic episodes or obsessions, hyperactivity in children or eating disorders.
Our philosophy regarding medication:
We believe in the personal resources of our clients and in our ability to set them in motion and help strengthen them. Only rarely will the treatment consist only of medication.
However, when medication is necessary, the lowest dose possible and minimal side effects are priority.
At SINEWS coordination between professionals allows for close monitoring of each case while minimizing visits to the clinic, avoiding the inconveniences and expenses this implies. In addition, our department of psychiatry is easily accessible (telephone, email...) for inquiries about medication. This allows us to cut down to a minimum the quantity and dose
of medication, and for it to be discontinued as soon as possible.
We are aware of the fears and stigmas
that taking medication still creates. Because of this, we offer clear and easy to understand information about any aspect that may concern you, and we explain the different therapeutic options with the advantages and disadvantages of each. Decisions are always made together with the client.
We don't “prescribe” medication, we offer therapeutic alternatives.
Our department of Psychiatry is an optimal choice for those looking for a psychiatrist in Madrid
with a critical attitude towards indiscriminate. medicating end date in mind.