Psychiatry

Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Psychiatry - Dr J. Spiteri

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study and treatment of mental disorders.

These mental disorders include disturbances with our mood, overall behaviour, as well as our cognition. Similarly, psychiatrists also deal with perceptual disturbances, which include mental disorders which predispose to hallucinations and false beliefs, known as delusions.

Although mental disorders are not always immediately apparent, they cause considerable distress to the sufferer and his or her relatives. Mental disease significantly impacts a person's quality of life, causing significant detriment in his everyday function and possibly compromising his future potential.

Common psychiatric conditions include depression, anxiety, addiction disorders, personality disorders and, to a lesser degree, schizophrenia and psychosis.

Fortunately, awareness on mental health has greatly increased over the past decade. However, patients suffering from mental disease still suffer great prejudices, and are usually confronted by adverse social situations which worsen their underlying mental condition.

At our centre, we seek to offer optimal psychiatric care.
 
Psychiatric assessment typically starts with a mental status examination and the compilation of a case history. Your psychiatrist goes through a number of questions in order to analyse your problems and seek to elicit the stressors, or triggers, which are worsening your condition.

Psychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted, including, on occasion, the use of neuroimaging or other neurophysiologic techniques.

Psychiatric treatment applies a variety of treatment modalities, including medication and psychotherapy. These are all offered in the strictest confidentiality, with the aim to guide you through the recovery process.

For more details, or to book your appointment, call us on 21453973 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr J. Spiteri, Psychiatrist, is available on Tuesday and Thursday in the afternoon and Saturday morning.

You may book your appointment from here - book online.

 

Read 1958 times Last modified on Saturday, 28 October 2017 09:07
More in this category: « Radiology Dermatology »

Online Video Consultations

  • Tilqim bla ħlas Wednesday, 03 June 2020
    Written by
    Tilqim bla ħlas

    Huwa pjaċir tagħna li ninfurmaw illi qed nikkollaboraw mas-sezzjoni tat-tilqim tad-Dipartiment tal-Kura Primarja sabiex noffru servizz ta’ tilqim fejn, min jitlaqqam ma’ jħallasx il prezz tal-vaċċin.

    Dan qed isir sabiex ngħinu sabiex tiżdied ir-rata ta’ tilqim f’Malta.

    Dan ifisser li l-unika pagament ikun ħlas ta’ vista normali iżda ma jsirx ħlas għal prezz tat-tilqima.

    Dan ifisser ffrankar ta’ mijjiet ta’ Ewro għal dawk li jiddeċiedu jagħtu t-tilqim għand tobba li jaħdmu fil-privat u li qed jipparteċipaw f’din l-iskema.

    Għal iktar informazzjoni kkuntattjana fuq 21453973 jew email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    It-tilqim li qed jingħata huwa skont in-National Immunisation Schedule kif ġej:

     

    NATIONAL IMMUNISATION SCHEDULE 2020

    AGE

    VACCINE

    COMMENTS

    2 months

    DTaP-IPV-Hib (1)

    PCV* (1)

    Men B (1)

    *PCV-10

    3 months

    DTaP-IPV-Hib (2)

    Men ACWY (1)*

    *To be introduced later in 2020

    4 months

    DTaP-IPV-Hib (3)

    PCV (2)

    Men B (2)

     

    12 months

    PCV (3)

    Men B (3)

    Hep B (1)

     

    13 months

    MMR (1)

    Men ACWY (2)

    Hep B (2)

     

    18 months

    DTaP-IPV-Hib (4)

    Hep B (3)

     

    3-4 years

    MMR (2)

     

    12 years

    HPV** (1)

     

    **Girls born from 2000 onwards

    12 years 6 months

    HPV (2)

     

    14 years

    dTP (5)

    Men ACWY (3)

     

     

    Eligibility Criteria

    DTaP-IPV-Hib          Mandatory course of vaccination for all infants in Malta. May be started at 6 weeks.

    PCV-10                    All infants born in 2020.

    Men B                     First dose to be administered only with first dose DTaP-IPV-Hib. Infants who have already started or completed the latter course are not eligible for Men B vaccine.

    Men ACWY             First dose to be administered only with 2nd dose DTaP-IPV-Hib. (NB This vaccine will be introduced later on in 2020)

    Hepatitis B              All persons born from 1988 onwards are eligible for 3 doses.

    MMR                      All persons born from 1983 onwards are eligible for 2 doses spaced at least 2 months apart.

    HPV                         All girls born from 2000 onwards.

     

     

    in Slide show Read 3292 times
We use cookies to improve our website. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. For more information visit our Cookie policy. I accept cookies from this site.Agree