A study by the American Psychiatric Association shows that more than 66% of Americans suffer from anxiety and are worried about paying bills. Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy says this type of concern is "good". "Worrying about paying bills is normal. If we didnâ€™t have any worries, nothing would get done," according to Dr. Rohaidy.
Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy and Psychotherapist Teresita Calero shared the difference between the tasks performed by a psychotherapist and a psychiatrist. Dr. Rohaidy explains that a psychiatrist is someone who "has gone to medical school, done residency, has in-depth knowledge of pharmacology and neurobiology, and holds the degree of MD (Doctor of Medicine) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)." On the other hand, Calero points out that a psychotherapist, as herself, is a person who has a master's level clinician, with a license. They say it is important to have an intermix between possible medication and therapy.
According to Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy, it is common for many people to be afraid of taking some kind of medication and anything patients put in their mouths can have a side effect. "Having an open and honest conversation with your physician about the different types of medications and the different side effects that could occur is quite important," says Rohaidy.
Studies suggest that anxiety, in small doses, can increase productivity at work. Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy and Psychotherapist Teresita Calero agree with this statement. According to Dr. Rohaidy, anxiety is our "flight system" and impels us to do things; a little of that anxiety really helps. She also says the problem becomes when the person "freezes and is unable" to do things. On the other hand, Calero says in order to overcome this sensation it is necessary to "be aware" of cues in our body, such as breathing and heartbeat. "ItÂ´s about stepping back and saying there is nothing to fear, there is no threat here," according to the psychotherapist.
Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy says medicines can help when the pet suffers from anxiety episodes. Also, Psychotherapist Teresita Calero suggests being aware of our pets. If someone is away from home and they're not eating and they're just in the corner, they should be taken to the vet and have that conversation.