Mental health treatment specialists
When we talk about problems typical of a General Psychiatry Unit (GPU), we are referring to a wide range of difficulties that range from emotional management problems and anxiety, to high-risk behaviors. In any case, we will be facing difficulties that do not allow the adolescent to carry out the activities of his daily life.
ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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How to detect that my child suffers from discomfort?
Detecting that our son has a problem is not an easy task. In addition, it is often not easy to distinguish between a habitual practice or something very specific.
We leave you a series of symptoms to detect possible mental disorder problems.
Types of disorders that we treat in the General Psychiatry Unit
Mood disorders affect our emotional state on a daily basis. One in 10 older adults suffers from a mood disorder.
This disorder has nothing to do with feeling sad or in a bad mood from time to time. In fact, these disorders include:
- Bipolar disorder
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
It is one of the most common neurological disorders in childhood. However, your diagnosis may last into adulthood. People with ADHD may present:
- Attention deficits
- Difficulty controlling impulsive behaviors
- Being too active
Lack of social skills
Lack of social skills can lead to:
- Excessive shyness
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty relating to others
- School problems
- Emotional upset
Discomfort due to the search for personal identity, lack of self-esteem
The discomfort due to the search for personal identity is that stage in which the person experiences a series of important doubts about himself.
These types of doubts cause:
- Questioning the meaning of existence
- Feeling of emptiness and loneliness
Also known as social anxiety disorder, social phobia causes all those daily interactions to cause us anxiety, insecurity and shame for fear of what they will say.
Gender dysphoria causes a feeling of anguish and discomfort when feeling that the gender identity does not match the sex assigned at birth.
Sleep problems are those related to sleeping. These alterations cause:
- Trouble staying awake during the day
- Difficulty maintaining a regular sleep schedule
- Unusual behaviors that disrupt sleep
It is a behavior in which a person harms himself by causing damage to his own body. This behavior is used as an antidote to putting up with sensitive thoughts and feelings.
Treatments of the General Psychiatry Unit
The pathologies that we can find in the General Psychiatry Unit are varied and heterogeneous. Therefore, their treatment must be integrative and individualized, adapting to the needs and personal conditions of each patient.
UPG: General Psychiatry Unit
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Steps that the treatment will include:
Our treatment is based on intensive sessions both individually and in groups. The objective is none other than to return young people to a healthy and real life. We must teach how to use new technologies without falling into excessive use.
It is not about prohibiting, it is about teaching how to use it properly and without generating conflicts or discomfort.
Data on mental health problems or disorders
GPU Frequently Asked Questions
Mental health problems are the result of a sum of variables, different in each case and unknown a priori in most cases.
As biopsychosocial beings that we are, our problems are too and for them our treatment is designed to carry out a comprehensive approach:
– Approach to the biological area by psychiatry if necessary.
– Psychological approach, through group therapies and sessions
Individual and family psychology.
– Social approach, coordinated work with a reference psychologist and therapist
It will be common for families to ask us this question. We must remind them that each case is different and has different needs and time. We cannot give an answer because we do not have one, but we do anticipate that they are processes that are longer than we want and shorter than we imagine.
It is important to remind them that we all have difficulties or a tendency to be more quiet or impulsive, for example, and your children will probably always tend to do so, but it will not always be a problem. For this they are in treatment, to control their impulses and not control their impulses.
It is important that we remove any dangerous object from the patient’s reach.
In case of self-injury: we remove the injurious object, if there is one, we check if it is necessary to go to the medical center or the cure can be done at home. In this case, it must be the patient himself who performs the cure, with our support.
It can be emotionally complicated to manage such a situation, let’s not forget that self-injury is a symptom that must be treated at a clinical level, so the indication must be to rely on the team.
Benefits of the GPU in Desconect@ program
Testimonials Desconect@ Program
Thanks to Disconnect my daughter recovered her joy and smiled again. From the first day the treatment by the director Marc and his entire team was 10!
The school informed me at all times of my daughter's progress and helped me in my relationship with her. A día de hoy podría decir que ella se encuentra totalmente recuperada de sus problemas alimentarios. They are great professionals who care about each student in a personalized way.
A safe space that allows the proper development of people. Based on individualized care and attention dynamics, it is possible to put into practice the growth of all capacities from the most proper space of intimacy and academic rigor.
It is a team that works in an incredible way, giving the maximum for each one of the students of the center.
Marc Masip | Director of Desconect@
Marc Masip is a psychologist and an expert in addiction to New Technologies, in addition to director of Desconect@, with a pioneering program born in 2012 to learn how to make good use of new technologies without damaging our personal relationships and without creating dependencies or addictions.
Impart conferences in schools and institutes of ESO and baccalaureate, in Spain and abroad. Also, organize camps and have one special unit for educate young people who, due to their addiction, cannot attend regulated training.