Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that studies, prevents and treats psychiatric disorders.
The team of psychiatrists at Hospital Ochoa in Marbella assesses the social, psychological and biological aspects of each patient. A diagnosis is established and a treatment prescribed, which may be psychotherapeutic, behavioural or pharmacological. In addition, the hospital’s psychology department specialises in mood disorders and legal psychiatry.
The general recommendation for when to see a psychiatrist is in circumstances where the mental health issue profoundly disrupts the person’s daily life. Some moderate examples are: difficulty in falling asleep, irritability, tiredness, or apathy. If the condition is treated early before it becomes serious, medication can be avoided.
Hospital Ochoa has both a psychology and psychiatry department which work in close collaboration to provide optimum care for mental health patients.