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Psychosomatics

Psychosomatics

Psychosomatic medicine is a specific domain of medical science concerned with interactions between somatic (body) symptoms and psycho–social context.

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What is psychosomatics?

Psychosomatics reflects the fact that our mental state has a direct influence on our bodily functions. In medical science, these two parts of a person’s existence have been usually separated, enabling great technical advancements in medical technology and knowledge.

However, in an everyday context, these two entities are not separated at all, but are in a constant and intensive exchange of information. Psychosomatic medicine pays attention to this fact, and offers a complex medical approach to treatment. In this sense, psychosomatic medicine truly puts into practice the bio-psycho-social model of health and illness.

Why psychosomatic medicine?

If you suffer from any chronic health condition that does not respond properly to ordinary treatment, you may be suitable for psychosomatic treatment. Symptoms may include all kind of pains (often headache, back ache, abdominal pain, joint ache, etc.), functional disorders (such as constipation, diarrhea, feeling of dyspnea, feeling hot or cold, skin sensations, heart beat disorders, sexual dysfunctions), skin conditions (eczema, recurrent skin infections, resistant acne), general symptoms (fatigue syndrome, chronically elevated temperature, weight gain or loss), and many more.

Generally, any physical symptom can be seriously influenced by psychosocial factors. The primary consideration for the patient is that the usual treatments do not resolve the symptoms, or that other physicians cannot even make a correct diagnosis (e.g. all the test have been negative). These two conditions are usually seen in patients who may benefit greatly from psychosomatic treatment.

Is this a new specialization?

No, the earliest examples of psychosomatic medicine in history can be seen in the ancient Greeks. In fact, Hippocrates was the first physician to conclude that mental health and physical health are related. Later, in modern medicine such complex understanding has been replaced by a dualistic body-mind model, which has, besides boosting positively medical technology, put aside psychosomatic medicine.

What medical services do we offer?

  • Diagnostic evaluation of medical conditions possibly of psychosomatic origin
  • Psychosomatic counselling—evaluation of possible treatments
  • Individual medical counselling
  • Review of past medical reports or examinations
  • Education on lifestyle and relationships from a psychosomatic perspective.

What parts of my body are assessed by a Psychosomatic Physician?

A psychosomatic physician will assess aspects of your life outside of the body as well as the internal systems. This type of physician will assess a patient’s biological, psychological and social (means social interactions, relationships) status to take a medical decision.

Who provides this treatment?

A physician specializing in psychosomatic medicine provides psychosomatic treatment. Here at Unicare our leading Psychosomatic physician is Dr. Ondřej Masner.

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy

A psychotherapist is a mental health professional that helps patients dealing with emotional and psychosomatic issues. Through therapeutic treatment or counseling the patient finds support to gain new perceptions on their experiences, problems and life circumstances.

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When to see a Psychotherapist?

Life can be hard - it can throw unexpected stressors your way and you might be unprepared to deal with them. If you are expressing stress that impacts your daily life, leaving you with depression and anxiety, or a different type of mental health issue, you might want to consider seeing a psychologist.

How do psychotherapists treat patients?

Psychotherapists treat patients through therapy and counselling. During regular 50-minutes sessions, trained therapist can help you to get understanding problems you are facing, identify your emotions, and create an individualized action plan to work through your issues.

What if I need medication for my mental health issues?

If you believe that you may need medication, you should make an appointment with a psychiatrist, who will carefully assess your situation and suggest the best course of treatment.

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Psychiatry

Psychiatry

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor specializing in diagnosing and treating mental health problems and disorders using a range of clinical tools, as well as prescription of medication. An appointment with a psychiatrist is focused on clinical assessment of patient’s problems and symptoms, in order to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan based upon patient’s specific needs.

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What is the difference between psychiatrist and clinical psychologist?

Both are medical professionals working in the field of mental health. A psychiatrist is a licensed physician and can prescribe medication (whereas psychologist cannot). A clinical psychologist has gone through excessive therapeutic training who can refer a patient to see a psychiatrist should they require medication.

How psychiatrist does the clinical assessment?

Psychiatrist uses so called bio-psycho-social model of mental health problems. This means analyzing biological as well as psychological and social circumstances, factors that play role in patient´s life. Psychiatrist sees a patient in this context thus creating a unique clinical picture of patient’s experience.

What types of disorders psychiatrist deals with?

Psychiatrist deals with not only mental disorders, such as anxiety and depressive disorders, psychotic disorders, but also stress-related mental health problems, burn-out syndrome etc.

What does a psychiatric treatment look like?

You can make an appointment to see a psychiatrist for an initial assessment of your problems. Initial assessment includes psychiatric examination followed by making a diagnosis and offering a suitable treatment plan. This might be a medication, a referral to see a psychologist or both.

How do I know when to see a psychiatrist?

If you have been suffering from ongoing mental health symptoms, we advise you to see a psychiatrist. Psychiatrist is able to establish the need for psychological or pharmacological treatment and make a recommendation based on thorough assessment. You can also see the psychiatrist if you wish to discuss your current medication for various reasons or you simply need a follow-up visit.

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Family and systemic therapy

Family and systemic therapy

Over the course of your lifetime, you might run into issues, both individually and as a family, that need the help of a therapist to be resolved. A therapist will help facilitate communication between your family or partnership and will help patients navigate their issues.

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What is Systemic Therapy?

Systemic therapy is a type of therapy that includes all members of a specific system. The most common example of a system is the family and therapists help all members of the family navigate their issues and understand how each individual impacts the system. Systemic therapy is conducted through sessions with a therapist to help the family understand their issues and create an action plan to help create a better-functioning home environment.

What is the goal of Systemic Therapy?

The goal of systemic therapy is to foster change in the given system. Sticking with the family example, the goal is to help each member of the family better communicate with the other members of the family and create change in their relationships.

Why Systemic Therapy?

As children are growing, family systems change inevitably. This process makes it very probable, that family systems will run into difficulties in their relationship. If the system needs help facilitating the conversations that will help them overcome these difficulties, systemic therapy might be right for them.

What kinds of issues can Systemic Therapy help solve?

A therapist can help members of any given system deal with life changes that make an impact on the family unit. They can help the family navigate chronic illnesses, psychosomatic disorders, periods of separation, grief, stages of transition, family development, work and school stressors, as well as ADHD, eating disorders, and addiction and many more. The therapist will help the family understand one another during the period of stress and repair relationships between members of the family.

What does a session look like?

A typical session will preferably include all members of the system and will typically last around an hour and a half. During this session, the therapist will ask questions, listen to each member of the family, and help the family communicate. Through these conversations, the family will begin to understand and appreciate other members of the family and, hopefully, help resolve their differences.

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