Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy says the first thing patients can do to deal with this disorder is to identify what kind of anxiety we are suffering. In case there is an anxiety disorder, and medication is needed, "it has to be evaluated by a physician". If the patient does not want to follow the medication route, says Rohaidy, there are other alternatives such as therapy. "Somebody like Teresita Calero is absolutely key," she adds. Psychotherapist Teresita Calero explains that specialists come in by sitting with the patient finding out what are some of the triggers for the anxiety. "We do a very complete psychosocial assessment of the patient," Calero says.
Psychiatrist Rachel Rohaidy says the ideal time for patients to take medication is when they are unable to fulfill their daily life. She adds there is some point where medications are necessary. According to Psychotherapist Teresita Calero, the patient might need the medication for a reason and a season, not for a lifetime.
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.
Teresita Calero, Psychotherapist, Care and Counseling at Baptist Health Florida, says the Drama Triangle speaks of dysfunctional interactions. "It maps conflictual type of dramatic intense relationships. It has three main characters: the victim, the rescuer and the persecutor. The victim's stance is "Poor me", the rescuer's line is "Let me help you" and the persecutor insists on "It's all your fault".
Teresita Calero, Psychotherapist, Care and Counseling at Baptist Health Florida, says in the Latin community of South Florida there is a stigma on the patients that go to a psychotherapist for treatment. She explains most people think you are crazy if you go to a therapist. "It's just a conversation, not to be afraid, my challenge to my patients always is we can face everything in recovery, we don't have to forget everything and run," she says.