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Habits of Highly Effective Psychiatrist

My anxious friend asked me to accompany him to one of his therapies, I agreed as I was worried about this friend of mine. He has been going to this top notch doc for weeks, yet I could not see any improvements. He was still waking up in sweat, experiencing panic attacks and worst of all depression was on its way for this guy. The reason was not so surprising at all, since his psychiatrist was of no help in any way. He hardly made eye contact, he kept looking at his clock and at some points I felt as if he chuckled about my friend’s nightmares!

You see if you are a medical profession with zero humility for your patient, then all your achievements are down the drain.

Of course John (my friend) cut this person loose, but the incident disturbed me quite a bit. Luckily I got to meet one of my uncle’s friends who happens to be one of the best psychiatrists in Pakistan. Upon my narrative and discussion, I learnt there are some distinct qualities which sets a psychiatrist apart from the average psychiatrist.

Qualities of Good Psychiatrist

1.Humility and Kindness

This should go without saying, but being modest is important for every profession even more for a psychiatrist who has full control of someone’s mental health. You may have years of experience but there is always something to learn from your patient or your staff. Humility does not make one weak but rather elevates the level of respect. Second most important attribute is kindness. Being kind and open to your patients will help you understand them more. Your kindness will become a word of mouth and soon enough you will be renowned in your field.

2.Prescribes/Treat Accordingly

An average psychiatrist would only listen to your symptoms and write down prescriptions which he must have given to at least a dozen patients the same day. Meaning? He doesn’t care enough to treat you differently. Some doctors even do that because they have samples of prescriptions from a pharmaceutical which they want to get rid of really quick. It may sound like a little far stretch but that does happen to some patients.

3.Holistic Diagnosis Approach

Good psychiatrist is usually asking you about your sleep patterns, your diet and any other stressors. A good psychiatrist usually sketches out a complete relationship tree with other related support systems. This gives a better understanding about what is a patient’s strengths and weaknesses. He/ She can also guide you about other non-medication ways of relieving your panic or depression symptoms.

4.Communicates Effectively

This is important for every doctor out there. Right communication is an important key for major diagnosis. You may be a specialized doctor but your patient is not. It’s a doctor’s responsibility to go to the level of their patient’s awareness and make them aware of things in their language. For example, using ‘schemas’ would not make sense to your patient, but using the word ‘thought’ or ‘concepts’ will help them understand what’s actually happening. Such small strategies will not only make your diagnosis easier but also satisfy your patient.

5.Accessibility

How easily and comfortably you can access your psychiatrist plays an important part. For example, I would prefer having the doctor’s personal phone number than having to make regular calls to his office knowing his availability.

6.Gives Hope

Are you even a psychiatrist if you do not boost your patients? Giving hope will help a patient’s mental health. That does not mean you should make false promises to your patients. However, you should motivate your patient to pick themselves up and keep a follow-up appointment to stay on track with their psychiatrist. This is much needed for a patient’s steady recovery.

7.Does not Shy Away from Referring to Other Doctors

okay! This one is a big one for me. Having to know more about your symptoms and effective psychiatry will refer you to other specialists to help you better. Your diagnosis will be smoother and you will be able to locate another specialist easily thanks to your psychiatrist.

Some Qualities on a Personal Level for a Doctor

  • Good listening and observation skills
  • Showing empathy
  • Has a good command over his knowledge
  • Practice good radiance
  • Friendly, easy to talk to

So if you have set out to help people with their mental health, it is vital to educate yourself with quality habits and practices. If you have no clue what you are about to do with your profession, you better stay back in your medical school and look for something that will work for you, as mental health is vulnerable and important.

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Acupuncture work

Chinese traditional medicine is considered very effective. It consists of many unique methods of treating diseases. Many countries around the world are studying these theories and are beginning to apply them in practice in their clinics. One of these methods is acupuncture. It helps cope with a large list of diseases as well as improve the overall condition of the organism. You can undergo the procedure at a Cross-Up Chiropractic clinic, which employs qualified specialists.

Briefly on the term “acupuncture”

Acupuncture (acupuncture) is an ancient Chinese treatment method. During the procedure, the patient is injected with special needles into the biologically active points. According to Chinese theory, it is believed that the Qi energy is flowing in a person, and only this energy can ensure good health. If it starts to stagnate, various diseases occur. There are over 500 such active points on the human body. They are all connected to each other.

Acupuncture helps:

  • reduce pain;
  • improve the condition of the skin, hair and nails;
  • restore normal hormone synthesis;
  • increase overall immunity;
  • to flush out all the toxins;
  • remove muscle cramps;
  • improve blood circulation.

Acupuncture can really help with a problem with any system of the body.

How does acupuncture work?

A course of acupuncture can only be performed by a specialist who has appropriate training and a license. A person must know when and in what place to insert needles depending on the disease.

The session usually takes place in the comfort of a warm, quiet place on a soft couch. The right amount of needles is injected into a certain part of the body (depending on the problem). The patient usually feels nothing and there is no pain. The session lasts for 15-30 minutes. Then the acupuncturist takes the needles out.

Three to 15 sessions may be needed to improve your health. Everyone feels differently after the treatment. Some feel relaxed and sleepy, others feel a burst of energy.

What can and can’t be done after the procedure?

Immediately after the session, it is recommended that you just lie down for 10-15 minutes and drink water. But these are not all the rules that must be observed. For the duration of the treatment and for two weeks after it, you can’t:

  1. Take any alcoholic beverages. Keep coffee and tea to a minimum. It is better to ask your doctor how much you can drink per day.
  2. Heavy physical activity. Many people feel so energized after the first sessions that they are ready to do something and exercise around the clock. This is not the way to do it. It is better to let the body rest.
  3. Strong drugs like antidepressants, painkillers, and antibiotics are forbidden. Before starting therapy, it is better to ask a specialist about the compatibility of medications and acupuncture.

And the most important point is that for effective results, you need to take a full course of acupuncture. Some patients see an improvement after the second or third time and decide that they have had enough. This is categorically not the way to do it. Only a completed course can benefit the body.

Chinese traditional medicine is considered very effective. It consists of many unique methods of treating diseases. Many countries around the world are studying these theories and are beginning to apply them in practice in their clinics. One of these methods is acupuncture. It helps cope with a large list of diseases as well as improve the overall condition of the organism. You can undergo the procedure at Cross-Up Chiropractic clinic, which employs qualified specialists.

Briefly on the term “acupuncture”

Acupuncture (acupuncture) is an ancient Chinese treatment method. During the procedure, the patient is injected with special needles into the biologically active points. According to Chinese theory, it is believed that the Qi energy is flowing in a person, and only this energy can ensure good health. If it starts to stagnate, various diseases occur. There are over 500 such active points in the human body. They are all connected to each other.

Acupuncture helps:

  • reduce pain;
  • improve the condition of the skin, hair, and nails;
  • restore normal hormone synthesis;
  • increase overall immunity;
  • to flush out all the toxins;
  • remove muscle cramps;
  • improve blood circulation.

Acupuncture can really help with a problem with any system of the body.

How does acupuncture work?

A course of acupuncture can only be performed by a specialist who has appropriate training and a license. A person must know when and in what place to insert needles depending on the disease.

The session usually takes place in the comfort of a warm, quiet place on a soft couch. The right amount of needles is injected into a certain part of the body (depending on the problem). The patient usually feels nothing and there is no pain. The session lasts for 15-30 minutes. Then the acupuncturist takes the needles out.

Three to 15 sessions may be needed to improve your health. Everyone feels differently after the treatment. Some feel relaxed and sleepy, others feel a burst of energy.

What can and can’t be done after the procedure?

Immediately after the session, it is recommended that you just lie down for 10-15 minutes and drink water. But these are not all the rules that must be observed. For the duration of the treatment and for two weeks after it, you can’t:

  1. Take any alcoholic beverages. Keep coffee and tea to a minimum. It is better to ask your doctor how much you can drink per day.
  2. Heavy physical activity. Many people feel so energized after the first sessions that they are ready to do something and exercise around the clock. This is not the way to do it. It is better to let the body rest.
  3. Strong drugs like antidepressants, painkillers, antibiotics are forbidden. Before starting therapy, it is better to ask a specialist about the compatibility of medications and acupuncture.

And the most important point is that for effective results, you need to take a full course of acupuncture. Some patients see an improvement after the second or third time and decide that they have had enough. This is categorically not the way to do it. Only a completed course can benefit the body.

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