“Mental health is defined as a state of psychological and emotional well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own cognitive and emotional potential, can play his/her role in society, meet everyday needs, establish relationships with others, cope with the normal stresses of life, changes and internal conflicts, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his/her community.”
World Health Organization
“The definition “mental disorder” implies a Cartesian view of the mind-body problem – that mind and brain are separable and entirely distinct realms – an approach that is inconsistent with modern philosophical and neuroscience views”
(DSM – IV )
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. These include various affective, behavioural, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
At the San Rossore Medical Centre a team of professional with long standing experience in the field of Clinical Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Consultative Psychiatry (also known as Liaison Psychiatry) offers its services and assistance both on an inpatient and on an outpatient basis. Consultative Psychiatry also takes advantage of qualified specialists and technicians from various medical and paramedical areas.
The San Rossore Medical Centre is peculiarly focused on the personalized diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, panic, phobia, bipolar disorder, psychotic spectrum disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, addiction disorders. Particular attention is also dedicated to the study of mental disorders associated with physical illnesses.