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.
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.
According to recent studies, nurses are more likely to suffer from anxiety because of their work. Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy says theyâ€™re dealing with “very serious issues daily and then have to go home and deal with whatever issue they have in their own life. It can become quite overwhelming." Another study from Nurse Magazine suggests that nurses suffer from depression at twice the rate of the general population. Psychotherapist Teresita Calero mentions theyâ€™re giving a lot of themselves and, although there are some boundaries, the feelings are there. “We are caregivers," she adds.
Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy says "when anxiety becomes and overtakes normal workday, normal school, going to school, family interaction, friends, that's when there needs to be some kind of medical evaluation." On the other hand, Psychotherapist Teresita Calero, also highlights how parents must deal with the anxiety that adolescents may experience. "We have to be aware of where our children are emotionally, what theyâ€™re doing and how theyâ€™re exposing themselves to different situations, so open communication is key."