Dr. Mariela Teresa Padro M.D.
Psychiatrist | Psychiatry7600 S Red Rd, Suite 225 South Miami FL, 33143
Dr. Mariela Padro- Is the third generation of behavioral health professionals in her family. Graduated from her psychiatric residency program as a Chief Resident from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, has a Fellowship of Psychoanalysis from NYU and is an Adjunct Member of The Florida Psychoanalytic Center. She worked in an established private practice in Staten Island for 3 years and then moved to Miami in 2015 where she opened her own private practice, Mind & Soul Therapy, PLLC where she provides psychotherapy with or without medication. Dr. Padro believes and understands every patient is unique and understands that in order to have a long term effect it is necessary to go through a thorough process that will help you understand and address your behavior and feelings. At times, this process might seem challenging but at the end we assure you that it will be one full of enlightenment and awareness. Since the beginning of her career, Dr. Padro has focused in patients as a whole; medically, psychologically and spiritually to decide the best course of treatment. Dr. Padro is only seeing patients at her private practice location in South Miami.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr. Mariela Teresa Padro M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Yes! It's the only way to be treated appropriately. Most commonly exposure therapy. READ MORE
Yes it can be READ MORE
The only difference is that psychiatrists can prescribe medication if needed since they are medical doctors. READ MORE
I would advise to start with a medical work-up including a CT scan or MRI of the head. If all is normal, then an evaluation from a psychiatrist would be needed. READ MORE
Yes, they can be good for the elderly if they are SSRI or SNRI. Antidepressants like TCA medications are not recommended as they can worsen the dementia. Otherwise, there is no problem using it. On the contrary, it can help her. READ MORE
If there is anxiety or depression present, what is recommended is antidepressants which can treat anxiety as well and safely. It's not addictive. READ MORE
You have to go to medical school, then do what is called psychiatry residency program- which is 4 years of psychiatry specialty READ MORE
He should go to psychotherapy to talk to someone that can help him accept his birth defect and build his confidence. READ MORE
Yes, there are plenty. At Our practice we offer combination of eastern and western medicine. We offer acupuncture and other services that can help for depression and anxiety and we also offer a treatment called TMS which is fir patient who have been resistant to medications for depression and it has shown amazing results. READ MORE
It would be good to have a medical work-up including hormones and, if all is normal, then a psychiatric evaluation to understand the cause of the mood swings. READ MORE
Yes it can affect sleep depending on which medications you are taking and the dosage and the time of day that you are taking it. READ MORE
It would be good to start with a therapist/psychologist to talk about this thoughts, process them, understand them and control them. If they start affecting your functionality then I would suggest to consider medications READ MORE
Unfortunately, there are no antidepressants that are good for weight loss. The most commonly used that is not “supposed” to cause weight gain is wellbutrin, however, if anxiety is present, you need to be careful because it can worsen it. The best thing that we do in our practice is combine treatment with acupuncture, which can help with both. READ MORE
Obesity is not considered a psychiatric disorder, however, the cause of your eating patterns can be. If your relationship with food is unhealthy and you use it to cope with stressors, then that can be a problem and can be worked through in therapy to build healthy and new coping skills that can help you manage stress differently. READ MORE
No, you cannot be dependent on it physiologically. However if the dosage has needed to be increased it can be because your symptoms have been higher than the dosage that you are taking and in needs ti be increased or you have a high tolerance to the medication which means that you would require higher dosages to receive benefits from it due to your metabolism of the medication. READ MORE
The person needs to accept that there is something that they would want to change and then go for psychotherapy which is the only way to change traits of any personality disorder READ MORE
Yes, see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. Make sure that you have a medical work-up first if you haven't done it already. If all is normal, then see a psychiatrist and a psychologist to work through those thoughts and understand where they are coming from. READ MORE
No. It's not possible. However, what I have seen with my patients is that there are times when certain triggers happen and the current dosage doesn’t help, which then we need to increase the dosage. READ MORE
Antidepressants are the safest route. Not addictive READ MORE
The best therapy for that is called biofeedback therapy. READ MORE
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