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Psychiatry

The medical specialty of Psychiatry is the science that deals with studying and treating mental illness. Its objective is to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate mental disorders. In practice, it's objective is to study and treat mental and relationship disorders in human beings and it's aim is to help the subject fit in to his or her environment in order to ensure their autonomy and adaptation to the various different conditions that make up human existence.

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The Psychiatry Service at Hospitales San Roque operates out of the Outpatient Clinic and in Interconsultation (looking after patients who are hospitalized in other services).

The scientific community has agreed to classify as Mental and Behavioural Disorders those conditions included in Chapter 5 (F) of the 10th Edition of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, which include:

Organic mental disorders, including symptomatic disorders:

  • Psychiatric disorders associated with dementia
  • Psychopathology associated with organic processes.

Mental and behavioural disorders derived from the consumption of psychotropic drugs:

  • Detoxification, overcoming addiction and maintenance.
  • Co-occurring disorders.
  • Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders.

Mood disorders:

  • Depression Bipolar disorder
  • Recurrent depressive disorder
  • Dysthymia

Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders:

  • Phobic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Adjustment and stress-reaction disorders.
  • Conversive and somatoform disorders

Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological and physical factors:

  • Behavioural eating disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Postpartum disorders

Personality and behavioural disorders in adults:

  • Impulse control disorder.

Mental retardation

Psychological development disorders:

  • Specific disorders

General developmental disorders: autism, Asperger's syndrome, etc.

Emotional and behavioural disorders that commonly appear in childhood and adolescence.

  • ADHD
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Tics

Unspecified mental disorders.

The Psychiatry Service at Hospitales San Roque operates out of the Outpatient Clinic and in Interconsultation (looking after patients who are hospitalized in other services).

The scientific community has agreed to classify as Mental and Behavioural Disorders those conditions included in Chapter 5 (F) of the 10th Edition of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, which include:

Organic mental disorders, including symptomatic disorders:

  • Psychiatric disorders associated with dementia
  • Psychopathology associated with organic processes.

Mental and behavioural disorders derived from the consumption of psychotropic drugs:

  • Detoxification, overcoming addiction and maintenance.
  • Co-occurring disorders.
  • Schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders.

Mood disorders:

  • Depression Bipolar disorder
  • Recurrent depressive disorder
  • Dysthymia

Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders:

  • Phobic disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Adjustment and stress-reaction disorders.
  • Conversive and somatoform disorders

Behavioural syndromes associated with physiological and physical factors:

  • Behavioural eating disorders: Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa
  • Sleep disorders
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Postpartum disorders

Personality and behavioural disorders in adults:

  • Impulse control disorder.

Mental retardation

Psychological development disorders:

  • Specific disorders

General developmental disorders: autism, Asperger's syndrome, etc.

Emotional and behavioural disorders that commonly appear in childhood and adolescence.

  • ADHD
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Tics

Unspecified mental disorders.

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