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My approach to psychiatric care is multidimensional and personalized. I use different therapeutic techniques as I deem appropriate in each particular case.
I believe in basing my clinical work on scientific evidence whenever possible. But, I do not allow this "evidence" to get in the way of seeing patients as people instead of as numbers. Hence, I address people's problems on the clinical principle of the "case by case." This personalized approach to care means that each individual patient is different and unique. Therefore, his or her treatment must be tailored for his/her needs.
I believe this approach to care--tailoring intervention to the individual--is extremely important. This is so, as we live in an era of growing scientific and technological dehumanization. This trend towards depersonalization of human beings happens as people are increasingly seen by clinicians that base their care on statistical data that does not reflect the specific circumstances of you as a unique individual. And my goal in treatment--as it is in teaching and writing, to put HUMAN BEINGS FIRST.
Mental processes are extremely complex. Thus, no single theory can account for the multiplicity of phenomena that contribute to the development of mental disorders. For this reason--and throughout my career--I have endeavored to study in depth the most important currents of psychological thought and scientific research in Psychiatry and the Neurosciences.
My final goal has been to reach a deeper understanding of the mind--and of individuals--in a holistic way. For this reason, I have undergone two different psychiatric trainings in two different countries: A psychoanalytically-oriented program in Argentina and a Biologically-oriented program in the US. I have therefore trained in Biological Psychiatry, Cognitive Therapies, and Psychoanalytically based Psycho-dynamic psychotherapies.
I stand for applying state of the art medication treatments when they are necessary (in those situations in which there are chemical imbalances in a person's brain). But, I also heavily rely on treating (and referring patients to other clinicians) patients with psycho-social modalities, such as dynamic and cognitive psychotherapies.
I refer patients to other modalities of interventions when their problems are substance-related, marital or relational, or if they are the result of severely socioeconomic circumstances.
My mission is "to help people to reach their highest levels of mental health, to actualize themselves, and to attain happiness in life. I also endeavor to educate, teach, train and promote mental health in out society and the world. I aspire to a world in which Depression no longer be the largest cause of disability world-wide."
If you feel discouraged, hopeless and helpless, know that help is available.
You just need to avail yourself to it. With the treatments currently in place, most people with depression and or severe anxiety disorders recover and lead normal productive lives