Psychiatry specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, which include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual disorders.
Our experts are working with adult patients and children. They specialize in all kinds of mental disorders, geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, social psychiatry and addiction.
All our doctors are highly skilled professionals with many years of experience treating.
Diagnosis of mental disorders
In the diagnosis methods are used MRI or CT scan to rule out organic brain damage. Along with this, the differential diagnosis – mental state examination and physical examination, with the preparation of pathological psychiatric or psychosocial history. In some cases, a neuroimaging or other neurophysiological measurements, personality or cognitive tests.
Mental disorders management
Methods of treatment are determined by an experienced only on the basis of carefully conducted diagnostics and accurate diagnosis. Typically, treatments are medical methods that require ongoing drug monitoring, blood tests for serum drug levels, kidney function, liver function and/or function of the thyroid gland, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is sometimes carried out in the event of serious and debilitating conditions in which the patient not responding to the drug.
Over the past few years the approach to treatment in Israel has changed. In the past for the treatment of psychiatric patients was often hospitalized for a period of six months or more, in some cases hospitalization was for many years. Today, as a result of drug development and technology of the latest generation, patients undergo a psychiatric outpatient treatment. If hospitalization is required, the average length of stay in hospital is about one to two weeks, and only a very small number of patients arrive at the long-term hospitalization.
Outpatient treatment involves periodic visits to a psychiatrist for consultation. Initial meetings at which the psychiatrist conducts a psychiatric examination and assessment of the patient, usually last from 45 to 75 minutes. Follow-up appointments, usually shorter time, i.e., from 15 to 30 minutes. It depends on the need for drug therapy, the effect of other medical disorders to mental and emotional functioning of the patient, as well as counseling patients about exercise, methods of cognitive therapy, sleep, special care, etc .. The frequency with which the psychiatrist takes a patient to treatment varies from once a week to twice a year, depending on the type, severity and the stability condition of each individual patient.
Common mental disorders
Acute stress disorder. Adjustment disorder. Adverse drug effects. Alcohol abuse. Alcohol dependence. Alcoholic hallucinosis. Age-related decline in cognitive function. Agoraphobia. Alzheimer’s disease. Amnestic disorder. Amphetamine dependence. Amphetamine psychosis abandoned. Anorexia nervosa. Anterograde amnesia. Antisocial personality disorder. Anxiety disorder. Anxiolytic disorders associated with attention deficit disorder. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Autophagy. Avoidant personality disorder. Barbiturate dependence. Benzodiazepine dependence. Abuse of benzodiazepines. Bereavement. Bibliomania. Binge eating disorder. Bipolar disorder. Bipolar II disorder. Disorder due to changes in the size and shape of the body. Adolescent antisocial behavior. Adult antisocial behavior. Borderline intellectual functioning. Borderline personality disorder. Brief psychotic disorder. Bulimia. Sleep disorder caused by caffeine. Cannabis dependence. Claustrophobia. Catatonic disorder. Schizophrenia. Children’s amnesia. Children’s antisocial behavior. Circadian rhythm sleep disorder. Cocaine dependence. Cocaine intoxication. Cognitive disorder. Communication disorder. Conduct disorder. Cotard syndrome. Cyclothymia. Delirium tremens. Depersonalization. Depressive disorder. Dermatilomaniya. Desynchronosis. Progressive ataxia. Diogenes syndrome. Dyspareunia. Dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder). Dyslexia. Dysthymia. Ekbom syndrome. Encopresis. Enuresis. Erotomania. Exhibitionism. Simulates disorder (Munchausen syndrome). Fregoly syndrome. Frotterizm. Fugue state. Ganser’s syndrome. Gender identity disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder. General adaptation syndrome. Grandiose delusions. Hallucinogenic disorder. Hallucinogen-persisting perception disorder. Abulia. Epilepsy (absence). Histrionic personality disorder. Huntington’s disease. Hypomanic episode. Hypochondria. Disorder of impulse control. Inhalant abuse. Insomnia due to general disease. Mental deficiency. Disorder intermittent temper. Kleptomania. Korsakoff’s syndrome. Lacunar amnesia. Major depressive disorder. A major depressive episode. Male erectile disorder. Simulation. Manic episode. Melancholy. Small depressive disorder. Small depressive episode. Mizofoniya. Mixed episode. Mood disorder. Episode mood. Pathological jealousy. Narcissistic personality disorder. Neglect of a child. Neuroleptic-related disorders. Nightmares. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Oneyrofreniya. Opioid dependence. Opioid disorder. Ortoreksiya. Panic disorder. Paranoid personality disorder. Parasomnia. Parkinson’s disease. Pathological gambling addiction. Perfectionism. Personality change due to a general medical condition. Personality disorder. Phencyclidine-related disorder. Phobia. Phonological disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Premature ejaculation. Primary hypersomnia. Primary insomnia. Psychogenic amnesia. Psychotic disorder. Pyromania. Reactive attachment disorder of early childhood. Reading disorder. Periodic brief depression. Relational disorder. Residual schizophrenia. Retrograde amnesia. Rumination syndrome. Sadomasochism. Schizoaffective disorder. Schizoid personality disorder. Schizophreniform disorder. Schizotypal personality disorder. Seasonal Affective Disorder. Selective mutism. Severe mental retardation. Total psychotic disorder. Sleep paralysis. Sleepwalking. Social anxiety disorder. Social phobia. Somatization. Somatoform disorder. Specific phobia. The Stendhal Syndrome. Stereotypic movement disorder. Stuttering. Tardive dyskinesia. Tourette’s syndrome. Transient global amnesia. Trichotillomania.