Psychiatrist - prices

First consultation of an associated professor (Dr Med.) in psychiatry, 45 min. 80,00 EUR

Psychiatrist in Riga: consultations and examinations

Psychiatrist: a doctor and confidant

Stress, agitation, depressed mood … Such and similar complaints are not uncommon and people tend to share them, but as soon as the help of a psychiatrist is mentioned, they hide and ignore it. The preconceptions are inappropriate! A psychiatrist is a professional medical practitioner who will best assess what kind of help is needed and whether there is an illness behind the mood swings, which also requires appropriate treatment.

Psychiatrist in Riga

Insomnia and exhaustion can affect everyone. The cause is often the hectic rhythm of life and overload. For some, a little rest is enough to regain strength; for others, the sadness and worry do not disappear so quickly. This may be due to a mental problem. Unfortunately, people too often ignore such signals.

The journey to a psychiatrist’s office is belated and unnecessarily long for several reasons: on the one hand, it is blocked by fear and the disbelief that someone will be able to help. On the other hand, stereotypes teach us that a visit to a psychiatrist means declaring oneself insane, that one should be ashamed of such a visit, and that a person will lose his or her self-identity under the influence of medicine. It is also a mistake to think that psychiatrists work only with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses, and everyone has to deal with depressed mood and insomnia on their own. These are incorrect assumptions! Only a visit to a psychiatrist will show its usefulness. The first step is already a small victory: before the consultation, you will probably have made a small inventory of yourself and dared to stand up for your mental comfort.

Psychiatry is a field of medicine. Psychiatrists, like doctors of other specialties, are engaged in research, diagnosis, and treatment of the causes of the disease, only this time the doctor’s focus is on mental disorders and diseases. A psychiatrist is your confidant who, based on mutual trust and diligence, can determine the most appropriate treatment and medicines.

Consultation with a psychiatrist

The first visit to a psychiatrist

To determine the cause of a mental disorder the most important part is a conversation. You should prepare for the psychiatrist’s visit in advance and think about your answers to the questions regarding the nature, severity, and duration of the complaints, as well as remember the main events of your life and the situations that have hurt the most. The psychiatrist will also ask about your illnesses and the medicines you take. If you have data on previous examinations and treatments, be sure to take them with you.

Your doctor may also order additional tests and examinations. These can be clinical or hormonal tests, electroencephalography, and computed tomography. Because psychiatric problems may be closely related to other illnesses, other professionals will likely be involved in the treatment, including a neurologist, cardiologist, psychotherapist, narcologist, family doctor, or other professional.

If you feel safer if someone close to you is around, take them to the consultation with you. Relatives can provide valuable information to the doctor, as well as give a feeling of support during the treatment.

Support and help

Seek the help of a psychiatrist if you have any complaints about:

  • depressed mood;
  • mood swings;
  • sleep disorders that can manifest as difficulty falling asleep and interrupted sleep, insomnia, waking up early and daytime sleepiness;
  • anxiety;
  • panic attacks;
  • chronic fatigue;
  • lack of appetite or uncontrolled overeating;
  • prolonged stress;
  • dizziness or pain that recurs at regular intervals.

Even if you do not find the cause of your worries on this list, but you feel that mental problems limit your adaptation to the environment and interfere with communication, it is worth contacting a psychiatrist. Help may also be needed if you do not know how to deal with difficult situations in life, including divorce or the loss of a loved one.

Support and help

Once the psychiatrist has learnt the cause of the problem, he will also offer treatment. It can be both psychotherapy or medical treatment, but most often both will be offered because the combination is usually the most effective treatment. The doctor may also recommend a conversation with a psychologist.

In our clinic, a psychiatrist is a confidant, to whom a person sometimes reveals even more than to relatives. Of course, this may not happen at the first meeting, but it is the result of joint work. The psychiatrist will listen and help in a variety of situations: neurotic disorders, depression, and many other mental health problems. Our doctors are professionals in their field and regularly improve their knowledge to provide the best help to everyone.

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