Psychiatry, like Psychotherapy, is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health conditions.

However, unlike other mental health professionals such as psychologists and counsellors, psychiatrists are medically qualified doctors who have chosen to specialise in psychiatry. This gives them the ability to prescribe medication if and when recommended as well as refer patients for other forms of treatment.

Mental health conditions that may be diagnosed and treated by a psychiatrist include:

  • Anxiety phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Schizophrenia and paranoia
  • Depression and bipolar disorder (manic depression)
  • Eating disorders, such as anorexia
  • Sleep disorders, such as insomnia

How to get an appointment

If you feel that you would like to see a psychiatrist, you can visit your GP and ask them to refer you.

Your GP will be able to refer you to a psychiatrist who specialises in the area of your life which you need help with. For example, this may be:

  • Childhood / adolescent
  • General adult
  • The psychiatry of old age
  • Learning disabilities

Psychotherapy

If you wish to contact the pyschiatrist directly, rather than go to your GP first, you are perfectly at liberty to call the clinic direct for an appointment.

During the appointment

In the initial consultation,the doctor will assess your mental and general condition. This could involve:

  • Asking you questions about your life and thoughts
  • Taking information from other sources such as your GP, relatives and social workers
  • Sometimes blood tests or scans to rule out other health conditions

After your psychiatrist has made an assessment of your condition, they may prescribe medication for you or recommend other treatments such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

The number of times you see a psychiatrist is an entirely personal thing and is done in agreement between the doctor and the patient.

If you would like to arrange an appointment with our psychiatrist, then please contact the clinic in confidence.

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Your Specialists

Dr Javier Quintero

Consultant Psychiatrist (Adult and Child/Adolescence)

Areas of expertise

-Anxiety - Bipolar affective disorder (Maniac and Depressive episode) - Cyclothymia - Depression - Eating disorder - Grief & Bereavement - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Panic attacks & panic disorder - Personality disorders (Cluster A, B and C) - Phobias - Post natal depression - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) / Trauma - Schizophrenia and other psychosis - Seasonal affective disorder - Self Harm - Stress - Adaptive Disorders - Behavioral disorders secondary to neurological pathologies (Alzheimer's disease, Huntington etc.) - Sleep disorders - Substance abuse or dependence - Treatment resistant depression - Parenting difficulties Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist: - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) - Autistic Spectrum Disorder - Emotional Disorder (oppositional defiant disorder, learning and conduct disorder) - Phobias - Affective Disorder (Depression and Bipolar) - Neurodevelopmental Disorders (learning disability, intellectual disability) - Anxiety - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Tourette’s Syndrome - Low self-esteem - Relationship difficulties, sleep disorders, substance abuse or dependence , bullying


Education and professional training

Hospital Reina Sofia de Cordoba ( Spain). Consultant Psychiatrist.


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Master propio in Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. UKCMC & GMRB Registered C.E.U. University San Pablo. Spain University Expert Cognitive behavioral therapy in childhood and adolescence problems U.N.E.D Psychiatrist Trainee (Consultant)


Professional experience

I have a very wide experience in Adult and CAMHS in the U.K and Spain.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Sport, fishing and music