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PSYCHIATRY

Jurmala city council
Jomas Street 1/5,
Jurmala, LV - 2015
Phone.: +371 67147905
Fax: +371 67147901
e-mail: guntau@jpd.gov.lv

Executive director Gunta Ušpele
guntau@jpd.gov.lv



Registration details:
VAT Nr. LV40008131781
Bank: A/S Swedbank
SWIFT code: HABALV22
Bank Account: LV33HABA0551023531429

 

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Why choose Latvia?

Latvia’s clinics are high level medical institutions in which quality services are provided through a combination of the professional knowledge and experience of doctors, allied to progressive methods and high quality standards. Here, services are provided not only to inhabitants of Latvia, but also to foreign patients.

 

Top 10 reasons why you should choose Latvia:

  1. A change of environment. A complete break from the patient’s usual routine and depressive environment are vital factors for effective psychological treatment. It is specifically designed to improve the patent’s state of health (the patient is far removed from his usual work environment, friends and other attention-depressing factors).
  2. High level specialists. Care is provided by a professional and friendly team of medics. Using the very latest science-based methodology, the patient will be treated by a group of specialists including psychiatrists, psychotherapists, narcologists, physiotherapists and art therapists.
  3. No language barriers. Latvian specialists are vastly experienced in working with foreign patients and communicate fluently in several foreign languages.
  4. Confidentiality and privacy. In working with patients, Latvia’s clinics ensure full protection of personal data in accordance with EU requirements. Doctors observe patient confidentiality strictly and do not disclose information discussed during therapy.
  5. An individual approach. The patient’s physical and emotional well-being is facilitated by eclectic, intensive and balanced therapy specifically adapted to the patient’s individual requirements.
  6. Service availability. While treatment in Latvia conforms to the level available in Europe, it is available for significantly lower prices and the patient receives services in the shortest possible space of time.
  7. Contemporary pharmacotherapy medicines. Our doctors are guided by European recommendations regarding prescribing antidepressants and other psychotropic medicines.
  8. EU quality standards. The infrastructure, environment and work organisation of Latvia’s clinics conform to Europe’s very best patient care standards.
  9. Healing climate. Highly praised local healing factors – the gentle coastal climate, broad forests and fresh air. This is a great place to combine unhurried rest and relaxation with care for your mental health.
  10. Convenient geographical location. Latvia is easy to reach by plane, ferry, and train or road traffic. Arriving in Latvia is simple, frequent and direct flights are available from Europe’s biggest cities and strategically important transport centres.

 

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Falling ill

Crisis-afflicted patients seeking treatment in Latvia’s clinics will be able to regain a sense of peace, courage and the strength to deal with the causes of their problems, as well as to overcome them. Special attention is paid to diagnostic procedures including testing, psychiatric discussions and sometimes hormonal analyses. The diagnosis is determined based on the existing clinical picture and complete analysis of the patient’s life.

 

Therapy may be required in the following instances:

  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) – chronic mental disorders characterised by obsessive thoughts or actions. OCD can manifest itself as constant doubts about performing everyday activities, a panic fear of harming one’s loved ones and an obsession with one’s personal safety. Obsessive thoughts significantly reduce the quality of life and create stress.
  • Adaptation disorders – complications in response to past traumas such as the death of a loved or the end of a relationship. As a result, a person can lose faith in his abilities to function and withdraw from society. The first signs may include sleeplessness, baseless anxiety, headaches, difficulties swallowing and a feeling of helplessness.
  • Depression – an abiding feeling of depression and despair. Suspicions of depression are justified if the patient experiences enduring symptoms such as a deterioration in mood, loss of interest, anxiety, pessimism, difficulty making decisions and an aversion to socialising. However, a precise diagnosis can only be made by a doctor – psychiatrist.
  • Burnout syndrome – distinct and abiding fatigue, a feeling of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion. Burnout occurs over a long period of time (it develops over a period of six years on average), and therefore treatment is often commenced when the syndrome has already become quite acute. During the advanced stage of the syndrome, additional symptoms appear: tachycardia, high blood pressure and chronic pain, etc.
  • Panic attacks – one of the most common disorders of the psyche. The main sign is episodes of intensive anxiety that can create a feeling of fear, heart palpitations, and a feeling of sweating and suffocation. The cause is frequently unusual physical discomfort and strange feelings. In treating chronic panic attacks, patients will benefit from taking a break from their usual environment.
  • Vegetative disorders – vegetative dystonia is manifested in the form of disorders of the nervous system, which create a range of physical ailments such as heart palpitations, changes in blood pressure and temperature, and perspiration. Physical symptoms are accompanied by mental discomfort– fear, weakness, episodes of anxiety and a depressive mood.
  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) – most commonly manifested in childhood, but also observed among 4% of the population during adulthood. The common complaints are carelessness, problems sticking to a schedule, impulsiveness and a tendency to engage in risky activities. This syndrome undermines the patient’s ability to maintain personal relationships and attain set goals.

 

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Services offered

Every patient will receive professional psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and psychological assistance that will help to identify the emotional reasons for the patient’s anxiety, alarm or other disorders. The rehabilitation process includes diverse activities with which patients can improve their social and creative skills, as well as improve the treatment process.

 

THERAPEUTIC REHABILITATION PROGRAMMES

Latvia’s clinics offer rehabilitation programmes lasting several days that have been prepared in advance, which adapt complex treatment to cases involving specific problematic situations. Depending on the chosen programme, the package on offer will include a specific number of consultations from specialists and medicinal therapy as required. The programmes will also include a varying number of activities (therapeutic exercise, art therapy, etc.) and several beauty care procedures to help the patient find her inner harmony. The rehabilitation programme also includes accommodation costs and meals. Examples of the programmes available include:

  • Depression treatment programme;
  • Burnout syndrome prophylaxis;
  • Anti-stress programme;
  • Energy and well-being restoration;
  • Vegetative dystonia treatment programme;
  • Etc.

 

PSIHOTHERAPY

Psychotherapy offers complex psychiatric, psychotherapeutic and psychological assistance. As part of this treatment, the patient can undergo both individual and group psychotherapy, during which he may courses to help him understand the nature of his disorders, awareness practice and cognitive behavioural therapy. In collaboration with specialists, patients learn to discover and understand themselves – identifying the motivations that guide the patient along certain paths in life. Therapy helps the patient to master various techniques that will help him to cope with stress, to develop more patience or to come to terms with and like himself. Cognitive behavioural therapy is the gold standard for treating illnesses such as depression, panic attacks, OCD and many other psychological problems. The scientific rationale for the methods allows the clinic’s specialists to treat a wide range of psychological problems in a short space of time.

 

PHARMACOTHERAPY

Analysing the relevant situation, if necessary, the patient may also be subjected to medicinal therapy. Clinics use modern pharmacotherapy medicines, which doctors prescribe in accordance with European recommendations regarding prescription of antidepressants and other psychotropic medicines.

 

AWARENESS ACTIVATION

The practice of awareness helps the patient to master various attention and awareness activation techniques, including meditation, visualization and relaxation. Awareness meditations train the patient’s ability to be “here and now”, as well as to accept the past and to peer into the future trustingly. Targeted exercises will encourage patient to accept and relax his body and to successfully activate his mind.

 

GESTALT THERAPY

A therapeutic method that is aimed at helping the patient to overcome the psychological consequences of injuries. The patient is encouraged to concentrate on processes occurring currently and to form a balanced relationship with the surrounding environment. Gestalt therapy teaches the patient to become aware of his needs, to accept his strengths and weaknesses and to make choices consciously.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Psychological harmony is not possible without a healthy body, therefore activities are available to clients that will help to restore their physical powers. The therapy process includes specially developed health exercise training:

  • Therapeutic exercise conducted by a physiotherapist for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes;
  • Yoga for recovery of the balance between physical and mental powers;
  • Pilates for development of balanced and symmetrical muscles;
  • Daily ergonomic activities result in recommendations about how the patient can improve his everyday well-being;
  • Nordic walking relieves back pain and is a natural antidote to stress.

 

CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Under the guidance of an art therapist, various activities take place that help patients to transform negative emotions and to release their creative spirit. Dance therapy is rooted in the idea that an individual’s body and psyche mutually interact. The patient is invited to express his thoughts and experiences through movement. Therapy helps patients to relax and better understand both their emotions and their body. The main objective of body relaxation groups is to reduce tension at emotional and muscular level. Art therapy gives patients the opportunity to use their creative potential and to use the creative process to release oppressive thoughts and aggression. Various creative workshops and handicrafts are highly conducive to nurturing positive emotions.

 

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Service price list

Psychodiagnostics from EUR 75
Psychotherapist’s consultation from EUR 45
Psychologist’s consultation from EUR 10
Narcology consultation from EUR 15
Individual physiotherapy from EUR 10

Group activities:

 

Therapeutic exercise, ergonomics, Pilates, Nordic walking

from EUR 4

Yoga

from EUR 7
Art therapy: individually / in a group from EUR 25 / EUR 6−8
Awareness activation training: individually / in a group from EUR 25 EUR / EUR 6
Treatment procedures: massages and beauty care from EUR 8−60
Full treatment programme package from EUR 100−250 a day
Programme “For Burnout Syndrome Prophylaxis” − 5 days/4 nights from EUR 520
Programme “For Vegetative Dystonia Treatment” − 5 days/4 nights from EUR 570
Programme “Anti-stress” − 5 days/4 nights from EUR 450
Programme “For Depression Treatment” − 5 days/4 nights from EUR 565

 

*Individual treatment steps will vary from patient to patient, and a detailed treatment price will be determined by each patient’s requirements, state of health and chosen clinic.

 
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Treatment process – step by step

In choosing to receive psychological assistance at Latvian clinics, the patient can primarily reckon with the establishment of a close relationship electronically followed by a lengthy visit to Latvia. In consultation with specialists, a plan will be drawn up comprised of the required treatment services or the most suitable rehabilitation programme will be chosen.

General treatment process are as follows:

  1. Electronic communication with the chosen clinic, introduction to specialists and analysis of problems (via phone calls, e-mails, skype calls).
  2. Arrival in Latvia – the following steps will be planned for performance on specific dates:
    1. Consultations with specialists;
    2. Psychiatry session and a complex of rehabilitation procedures and therapies;
    3. Analysis of results and identification of subsequent treatment steps.
  3. As required – remote communication and monitoring of results (via electronic means of communication).

The patient’s visit to Latvia will depend on the contents of the chosen treatment programme – on average, the patient should anticipate a visit lasting 1−2 weeks.

 

Jurmala city council
Jomas Street 1/5,
Jurmala, LV - 2015
Phone.: +371 67147905
Fax: +371 67147901
e-mail: guntau@jpd.gov.lv

Executive director Gunta Ušpele
guntau@jpd.gov.lv



Registration details:
VAT Nr. LV40008131781
Bank: A/S Swedbank
SWIFT code: HABALV22
Bank Account: LV33HABA0551023531429

 

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