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.
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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
Depending on the dosage of the medication if you stop abruptly those can be withdrawal symptoms READ MORE
To any center or person that does psychological testing for ADHD. READ MORE
In our practice we use acupuncture among other treatments to treat disorders READ MORE
See a therapist to learn where this coping mechanism is coming from and why. READ MORE
In many ways, however the most important part of it all is communication. Talk to her, ask her about her feelings and if you see any changes in behaviors along the way, you can take her ti a therapist or psychologist. But talk to her about it. READ MORE
Yes, you can have those side effects even though it's supposed to do the opposite. READ MORE
There can be many reasons, the best way to figure it out is by seeing a psychologist and trying to understand them READ MORE
You can try listening to her feelings and trying to understand them even if you don’t agree. Validating someone else’s feeling can be very helpful. Then you can ask her if she would like to feel different about it, herself, so then she can go to see a therapist to talk about it. READ MORE
Yes, it is possible. Try taking her to a therapist/psychologist and, if needed, a psychiatrist. READ MORE
Weekly psychotherapy. In our practice we also use acupuncture and natural herbs to fight depression READ MORE
I believe that there are situations where fibromyalgia is a manifestation of anxiety. READ MORE
Unfortunately as of right now the only thing that has been proven to control manic episodes is medications such as mood stabilizers. You can try acupuncture but it has to be with someone who has experience in mental health READ MORE
Yes! For sure. Due to the limitations that you are experiencing due to your pain. 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. 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 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Yes, it can. It helps you center your energy and your mind in your body so you can calm your mind and rest easier. READ MORE
I was sexually abused as a child and now as my marriage is approaching, I am beginning to freak out. What should I do?
Yes, do therapy to process your history of trauma. READ MORE
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. 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. 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. 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. READ MORE
Yes, you could be suffering from post-partum depression. First, make sure that hormonally, medically, nothing is abnormal (such as the thyroid). If all is good, then see a psychologist or psychiatrist to discuss your symptoms further. Don't let it get worse. It is more common than you think, there is nothing wrong with you. Just go and see someone, it will get better. READ MORE
Yes of course, Why not? It can provide a safe space for him to vent and say things that he may not feel comfortable sharing with you or his father. It can also teach him how to handle situation so in the future when something that he doesn't like happens, he will have more tools to process it. READ MORE
Unfortunately, you can't help her directly. She needs to want to get better. You could suggest taking her to a psychotherapist or a psychiatrist for an evaluation and to accompany her for support. But she needs to recognize first that she is not liking the way she feels in order to find a solution to it. READ MORE
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People suffering from eating disorders go through intense pain and suffering. But they don’t go through this alone. Family member and friends also go through the pain. It is usually tough on someone to watch a loved one destroy themselves slowly when there is little they can do to help without...
- What Is an Auditory Hallucination?
Auditory hallucinations are false perceptions of sound in the absence of an external stimulus. You basically hear voices talking to you or other noises or music, which others around you do not hear. It is a very common symptom among schizophrenics. As a percentage, about 70 percent of schizophrenic...
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- How Is Schizophrenia Diagnosed?
The typical cases of schizophrenia are easy to diagnose. The difficult to diagnose are those belonging to an ill-defined group that includes the so-called latent cases, borderline, character disorder, quasi-psychotic psychopaths, severe personality difficulties, and so on. The diagnosis made in...
- How Depression Affects Men and Women
How Common Is Depression in Men?Although it has been found that women experience depression two times more than men, this fact can't deny that men are as vulnerable to this mental disorder as women. According to research, over 6 million men in the U.S. suffer from clinical depression every year. The...
- How Can I Treat Anxiety at Home?
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