Psychiatry is a medical discipline that deals with the prevention, detection and treatment of mental illnesses.
The requirements for a specialist in psychiatry are a medical degree, a five-year specialization and a final specialist examination. Then continuing certified professional training is mandatory.
In this respect, specialist psychiatric treatment differs from other health and therapy services in the field of mental disorders. Psychiatrists are specialized in the clarification and therapy of mental illnesses. Not only psychological, but also physical causes are included in the diagnosis and therapy. In addition to psychotherapeutic treatment, individually adapted medication can also be prescribed.
What Are the Diseases We Treat?
In the psychiatric practice of Dr. Julia Röver, all mental illnesses in adulthood and adolescence are treated:
- Age depression
- Alzheimer’s- disease
- Anxiety disorders
- Adjustment disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline disorder
- Burnout syndrome
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Schizophrenia and schizophrenic Psychoses
- Sleep Disorders
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Addictive Disorder
- Compulsive Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
The basis for a well-founded diagnosis is a detailed initial history-taking. Here we talk about your complaints and their extent and their influence on your life and examine the development and background of your suffering.
Since mental illness can also have an organic cause, it is vital to make sure there are no physical illnesses. For this purpose, we can initiate supplementary examinations (e.g. blood test, ECG, EEG, MRI). We also offer a neurological examination. With your consent, we will also be able to consult your general practitioner and other involved therapists. In addition, we offer home visits and expert reports. Consultation and treatment in English is available.
The first step is always to explain the patient about the diagnosed disease and its treatment options. Often this has a relieving effect in the first place.
Modern psychiatric treatment follows a manifold approach. The main pillars of treatment are psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. These may be supplemented by relaxation methods, occupational therapy and sports therapy.
Depending on the type and severity of the illness and the impairments, we decide together and take into consideration your preferences which of the therapeutic approaches you may follow and then make a specific treatment plan.