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Dr. Mariela Teresa Padro, M.D.

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Dr. Mariela Teresa Padro, M.D.
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Am I depressed?

Hi! It definitely sounds like depression, but don't worry, because it is completely treatable and you can feel what you are looking to feel, which is joy, energy, and motivation. READ MORE
Hi!

It definitely sounds like depression, but don't worry, because it is completely treatable and you can feel what you are looking to feel, which is joy, energy, and motivation. If you have any suicidal thoughts, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Seek a psychiatrist and a psychologist for treatment, this can get better. Contact your insurance company and ask for the nearest mental health professionals and make an appointment ASAP.

Why am I not happy as all other moms around me are?

Well we should definitely rule out post partum depression. There are many variables that can play a aprt on how you are feeling- the support that you have with your child, work, READ MORE
Well we should definitely rule out post partum depression. There are many variables that can play a aprt on how you are feeling- the support that you have with your child, work, fanily, relationships and stress. How many weeks postpartum, if you are breastfeeding or not. Etc... it is very common for that to happen to moms

Why do I feel so agitated before my periods?

I think that since it has been happening in the past 8 months, you should see someone for therapy to try to figure out what has happened in the past 8 months that has triggered READ MORE
I think that since it has been happening in the past 8 months, you should see someone for therapy to try to figure out what has happened in the past 8 months that has triggered it, it sounds that hormones are playing a big part in it but maybe there is something else worsening the symptoms on top of hormones

Antidepressants and fibromyalgia

I believe in alternative medicine, which is why I would recommend acupuncture for most of your symptoms including pain. If you need one, you can let me know because we have one READ MORE
I believe in alternative medicine, which is why I would recommend acupuncture for most of your symptoms including pain. If you need one, you can let me know because we have one at the practice in Coral Gables.

Can high TSH levels cause depression?

It could definitely be due to hypothyroidism, which is the most common cause of depression secondary to a medical condition. She needs to treat that first before she is placed READ MORE
It could definitely be due to hypothyroidism, which is the most common cause of depression secondary to a medical condition. She needs to treat that first before she is placed on any antidepressants.

How does psychotherapy work in treating OCD?

Psychotherapy is the best for OCD. It depends on the type of psychotherapist that you see as everyone has different approaches and styles. The most important thing is that you READ MORE
Psychotherapy is the best for OCD. It depends on the type of psychotherapist that you see as everyone has different approaches and styles. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with who you are talking to because you need to open up about things that may be uncomfortable to talk about. You can expect to possibly talk about your past or maybe even given homework to practice other coping skills to control the OCD differently.

What causes panic attacks in a person?

Panic attacks are a way for the body to tell you that there is something else going on in your mind that needs attention. Medication is an option, but psychotherapy would be the READ MORE
Panic attacks are a way for the body to tell you that there is something else going on in your mind that needs attention. Medication is an option, but psychotherapy would be the best approach. If medication is used, it would only be temporary to stop the panic attacks from coming on full-blown.

I am taking medication for my OCD, but I don’t feel very good. What should I do?

You should contact your psychiatrist as the medication you are taking may not be the best one for you. Sometimes we need to test a couple of medications until we find out the one READ MORE
You should contact your psychiatrist as the medication you are taking may not be the best one for you. Sometimes we need to test a couple of medications until we find out the one that fits best for your body. Yes, psychotherapy is the best treatment for OCD and is the only way to control it as a long-term effect. Medications would only control it temporarily. If you don't work with the root cause of it, then it is harder for it to go away on its own.

Is obsessing over the risk of infection a psychological problem?

It depends. I think a full evaluation should take part. However, if there is no reason for her worry because your child is healthy, then psychotherapy can help her control it.

When is it the right time to see a doctor for depression?

She can start by seeing a psychotherapist/counselor/therapist or a psychiatrist. The best time to go to see someone is when it starts, that way it doesn't get worse. Of course, READ MORE
She can start by seeing a psychotherapist/counselor/therapist or a psychiatrist. The best time to go to see someone is when it starts, that way it doesn't get worse. Of course, if there are any suicidal thoughts, she must go to her nearest ER.

I have a fear of heights. What can I do about it?

There is a type of therapy that is called CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) that can help you with that. You need to slowly desensitize yourself in order to be able to not be READ MORE
There is a type of therapy that is called CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy) that can help you with that. You need to slowly desensitize yourself in order to be able to not be fearful anymore. See a therapist that can provide this type of therapy for you.

I am feeling better with just my anti-anxiety medications. Do I still require counseling?

If your goal is to get off the medication at some point then yes. You need to process the reason why you have not been able to handle the stress or just learn other, new coping READ MORE
If your goal is to get off the medication at some point then yes. You need to process the reason why you have not been able to handle the stress or just learn other, new coping skills through counseling. If you don't do that, once you get off the medication, there is a chance that any other moment of stress the same thing could happen.

What should I watch for when Adderall Xr 10 mg medication has stopped

Adderall Xr 10 mg is not a high dose, however, usually what happens is that patients start feeling very lethargic, lacking motivation, desire to do anything, hard to get out of READ MORE
Adderall Xr 10 mg is not a high dose, however, usually what happens is that patients start feeling very lethargic, lacking motivation, desire to do anything, hard to get out of bed, etc. It can look like depression, but it's not. I'm not sure where you are at, but sometimes, if you go to an urgent care or an emergency room, they can provide you with a supply until you find someone for her.

I am a new mother and I don’t feel too much love for my child. What is wrong with me?

There is nothing wrong with you! That is more common than people like to talk about. Not sure how old your child is, but it could be baby blues or post-partum depression. Either READ MORE
There is nothing wrong with you! That is more common than people like to talk about. Not sure how old your child is, but it could be baby blues or post-partum depression. Either way, I would say get yourself evaluated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist.

Is yoga helpful in treating sleep disorder?

Yes, it can. It helps you center your energy and your mind in your body so you can calm your mind and rest easier.

Is OCD a disease?

There is nothing that you can do about it, she needs to get help. You can't force her to get help but she needs to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist to get treatment.

Is there a way that I can concentrate better?

First, you need to understand where the symptoms are coming from. An evaluation for depression and anxiety needs to be done as these symptoms could cause a lack of concentration READ MORE
First, you need to understand where the symptoms are coming from. An evaluation for depression and anxiety needs to be done as these symptoms could cause a lack of concentration and focus. Once you know the cause, then the solutions can be provided.

Can depression cause physical symptoms?

Yes it could cause physical symptoms. First, always make sure that there is no problem medically that could be the reason. If all is good physically then depression could be the READ MORE
Yes it could cause physical symptoms. First, always make sure that there is no problem medically that could be the reason. If all is good physically then depression could be the cause. Once depression is treated then the rest would go away on its own.

Why do I overreact when I'm angry?

See a psychologist. Usually, when patients have difficulty dealing when things don't go their way, it is because there is some type of control issue happening. By you not being READ MORE
See a psychologist. Usually, when patients have difficulty dealing when things don't go their way, it is because there is some type of control issue happening. By you not being able to control something (it going your way), you may feel vulnerable, uncomfortable, anxious, and out of control, which is being expressed with anger. Sometimes there is a history of a situation where you lack some control that caused a lot of distress and it has stayed with you.