Depression is a common but serious disease, and most sufferers need treatment to get better. Sadly many people with a depressive disease never seek treatment. Currently we have access to highly effective and safe treatments which require a combination treatment of psychopharmaceuticals and psychotherapy.
Depression is a curable disease however it is necessary to receive adequate pharmacological treatment and strong psychotherapeutic support.
In Bonaire Salut we carry out an evaluation of each individual case in order to be able to carry out treatment appropriately. Diagnosis of depression is mistakenly considered to be simple, however if diagnosed incorrectly feelings which are non-pathological could lead to incorrect and unjustified medication.
At Bonaire Salut we take different psychotherapeutic approaches depending on the disorder you have. We perform everything from cognitive behavioural therapy to third generation therapies.
Some cases require drug treatment and a psychotherapeutic approach. Pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders is apparently simple and often tends to be trivialised, and it is considered that an anxiolytic it is sufficient and safe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Effective and safe drug treatment for anxiety disorders requires specialist supervision.
In Bonaire Salut we perform different sorts of psychotherapy depending on the disorder, these range from cognitive behavioural therapy, to mindfulness.
Our method of Psychotherapy is on an individual basis, in family and in group.
The disorder can start with a manic, hypomanic or depressive phase. Sometimes the patient develops several depressive episodes before presenting a manic one. In addition, the manic episode is not only an elevation of mood but, due to the serious behavioural alterations it presents, it can generate significant dysfunction in the day-to-day life of the person.
Although bipolar disorder does have a tendency to become chronic, the current prognosis for the disease is quite positive.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a comprehensive approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder through correct diagnosis and the appropriate treatment at all times. A lot of experience is required for the proper management of treatment in bipolar disorder, both in the acute phase of a manic or depressive episode, and throughout maintenance treatment.
We devote special attention to families and the environment of the patient when treating bipolar disorder as they are the fundamental bases for achieving recovery and autonomy of the patient.
This creates significant anxiety and sometimes can cause the person to perform different acts to compensate for the anxiety caused by obsessions. These acts are called compulsions and relieve anxiety for just a few minutes and can seriously condition the patient’s life. The most common obsessions are cleanliness, pollution, tidiness or aggressiveness.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a comprehensive approach combining pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatment. The combination of medication and psychotherapy has been shown to be the most efficient method in the treatment of OCD.
It is characterized by great difficulty in maintaining attention, hyperactivity (motor restlessness) and impulsive behaviour. ADHD makes it difficult for a child to focus and pay attention especially to tasks they don’t.
It causes problems in multiple areas of functioning, hindering the social, emotional and cognitive development of the person who suffers from it.
In adults, symptoms change with maturity being the most noteworthy, distractibility, planning and organization difficulties, with frequent forgetfulness and difficulty finishing tasks.
At Bonaire Salut we carry out a complete assessment of each individual case, also assessing the co-existence of other pathologies such as depression, anxiety, substance use, etc., which call for a fully comprehensive (medication and psychotherapy) and specialised treatment for each individual patient.
Around 30-50% of cases have intellectual disability.
Currently the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder includes five known disorders, such as autism disorder (classic autism), Asperger’s syndrome, pervasive developmental disorder – not otherwise specified (non typical autism or PDD nos), Rett syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a fully comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our care includes clinical observations and family interviews as well as the administration of tests and the use of diagnostic observation scales.
On the other hand, the treatment encompasses individual and family therapeutic interventions aimed at developing functional, social, communication and play skills, addressing behavioural problems, and dealing with other associated difficulties such as depression, as well as supporting the family in how to cope and reduce stress levels.
Schizophrenia starts in early childhood and adolescence. The most well-known symptoms of this psychotic disorder are delusions and auditory hallucinations, although others such as affective flattening, apathy, agitation or isolation may occur.
Schizophrenia is chronic and frequently relapses. It usually results in deterioration of superior psychic functions (decreased attention performance, memory, concentration, thinking capacity and association of ideas) as well as profound difficulties in social/working life.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a fully rounded approach to the treatment of schizophrenia. Our focus is on the construction of an autonomous life for the patient together with closely monitored medication support to prevent relapses and hospital admissions. As reference physicians we pay special attention to the families and environment of our patients in order to achieve recovery and autonomy for our patient.
At Bonaire Salut we will carry out a neurological evaluation to establish a diagnosis and put together personalized treatment. We offer you one of the best specialists in neurology and the latest technological advances for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.
The diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases has been improved in the way it is conducted.
The main symptoms which should be studied by a neurologist are:
Loss of strength, weakness, paralysis and muscle atrophy
Loss of physical sensitivity
Neck and lower back pain
Vertigo and dizziness
Memory and/or concentration loss
Loss of consciousness
Difficulties when walking
Pain in nerve pathways
The main illnesses treated by neurologists are:
Diseases that affect brain circulation i.e. ischemic and haemorrhagic “strokes” (long referred to as thrombosis and strokes respectively). Stroke is one of the most serious and which produces the most consequences. Risk factors include: High blood pressure, type 1 diabetes, high cholesterol and triglycerides, use of tobacco and alcohol, obesity and physical inactivity.
Migraine or headache and its variants. Cefalea (headache) in general and migraine in particular are the most common cause of consultation in neurology appointments. Although in most cases it is not a serious illness, it is very invalidating. Neuralgia and other types of pain, which affect nerves, are also diagnosed and treated by neurologists.
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Initial symptoms of the disease are usually memory loss, temporary disorientation and behavioural disturbances, among others. Current treatments reduce symptoms of the disease. Memory problems can also be caused by psychiatric, respiratory diseases such as sleep apnea, cardiovascular and other non-neurological diseases. By investigating memory problems we can often detect other diseases that have not been diagnosed and provide the appropriate treatment and course of action by the appropriate specialist.
Epilepsy is a disease in which abnormal electric shocks occur in the brain. This triggers the onset of seizures or loss of consciousness. Fortunately, more and more treatments are available and this has allowed most patients with epilepsy to be well controlled.
Trembling is a very common symptom for which various effective treatments exist. It is not necessarily synonymous with Parkinson’s disease. However, trembling, slowness, and loss of agility are some of the most common symptoms that Parkinson’s disease patients have. If therefore any of these symptoms are observed, a neurological evaluation is necessary. Other movement disorders that should receive neurological assessment are: tics, involuntary mouth and limb movements, dyskinesia, dystonia, blepharospasm, etc.
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which means that the body´s immune system, ordinarily responsible for defending against infections, mistakenly attacks the brain and spinal cord by producing areas of inflammation. It is a very debilitating disease and occurs mainly in young people however the discovery of new medication has managed to significantly improve the prognosis and evolution of patients.
Although surgical treatment of brain tumours is carried out by specialists in neurosurgery and medical treatment by oncology specialists, in a large part of cases it is the neurologist who is the first to diagnose them after evaluating patient´s symptoms.
Other neurological illnesses:
Idiopathic facial paralysis or Bell Palsy
Herniated disc; in cases where surgery has been ruled out or not recommended
Monitoring of congenital, structural or vascular abnormalities
Polyneuropathys ( inflammation of the nerves) primary or secondary to diabetes or other diseases.
Myopathies and muscular dystrophies
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Meningitis, encephalitis and other infections of the Nervous System
Neurofibromatosis and other neurocutaneous syndromes
Genetically determined neurological diseases (inherited ataxias, mitochondrial cytopathies, etc.)
This is characterised by the desperate search for and compulsive consumption of narcotic substances. These substances have a highly harmful effect on the brain and a higher dose is increasingly required for the user to feel the same effects. Relatively quickly, the person establishes a dependence on the substance which causes a significant deterioration of family and social relationships and gradually takes control of the life of the person.
Our treatment aims to achieve complete withdrawal and recovery in all areas affected by this addiction.
Behavioural addictions entail an unrelenting desire to display certain behaviour. As in the case of drug addictions, this need becomes the only source of motivation in the sufferer´s life. He or she will lose interest in other activities and experience serious deterioration in other areas of his or her life. Examples of behavioural addiction are gambling, addiction to new technologies, compulsive shopping or sex addiction.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of addictions by using “motivational therapy”, avoiding relapses, and working with families and the patient´s circle and environment to achieve social recovery.
This is characterized by an obsessive concern about food. An extreme fear of weight gain and excessive self-control. It causes low weight and loss of menstruation in women sufferers. In most cases, patients feel a strong desire to continue losing even when their weight is greatly under what is considered a healthy weight for their height and size.
We refer to Restrictive AN when a person develops or creates behavioural strategies to restrict food consumption (generally combined with abuse of physical exercise), and Purging AN when vomiting, use of laxatives or diuretics are used to reduce weight.
The defining characteristic of Bulimia Nervosa is the presence of binge eating. A binge is considered to be the intake of a large amount of food, in a very short period of time, accompanied by a serious feeling of loss of control. After each episode of overeating, the person is invaded by an intense feeling of guilt which together with the extreme fear of gaining weight, leads to compensatory action such as vomiting, dietary restriction or compulsive exercise. In this way, weight is maintained, making it difficult for families, teachers and health professionals to detect the disorder.
This disorder is characterized by the presence of binge eating as its main symptom. Unlike bulimia there are no compensatory behaviours. Sufferers are overweight and usually have tried various diets without success, their use of food is often linked to emotional conflicts.
Obesity is often an expression of a broad complex reality for a sufferer. It is often connected to emotional and relational problems. We combine the most advanced nutritional treatment with an effective psychological intervention for the treatment of all these aspects. Our approach does not only focus on weight loss but rather expands to a wider objective to improve the psychological well-being of the individual which in turn ensures maintenance of weight loss.
As a result, a series of psychological mechanisms begin to operate and these condition the patient’s life. Feelings of anguish and avoidance behaviours predominate. Treatment is usually pharmacological and always psychotherapeutic in order to allow the normalization of the patient’s life in all aspects.
At Bonaire Salut our treatment is personalized and includes a variety of psychotherapy.
Our multidisciplinary team assesses each case individually. We coordinate with different environmental resources and work closely with family members throughout the process.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a comprehensive approach to the treatment of personality disorder. We are experts in the understanding and treatment of the problems sufferers face, particularly those with histrionic, avoidance behaviour and personality-dependent disorder.
Factors related to cognitive deficits include head trauma, strokes, drugs, some mental disorders, dementia and mild cognitive impairment.
At Bonaire Salut we will perform an in-depth neurological assessment in order to establish the initial profile of cognitive involvement and create a personalized treatment plan.
The results will be reviewed and specialized guidelines and recommendations will be provided to maintain or recover the cognitive state and quality of life of the affected person as much as possible.
On our team at Bonaire Salut we have one of the best specialists in neurology and the latest technological advances for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.
We treat and perform interventions related to problems of desire, partners, relationships, sexual encounters, orgasm, ejaculation, erection, identity and sexual orientation.
Do not hesitate to seek advice on your specific case.
We offer personalized interventions to address partner and/or family issues. Our dedicated couples therapy team will help you readdress and redirect uncomfortable situations or that may lead to conflict.
Motivational business leadership focuses on the creation and management of work teams, through motivation and collaboration with employees in the efficient development of internal communication, optimization of work performance and achievement of team goals.
In short, it is about training all employees, regardless of the hierarchical level they occupy or the department to which they belong, so that they are involved and commit themselves to working in positive team attitudes. In short, it helps to deploy its full potential, until achieving the intended results.
If you have a company or business, you may be interested in knowing what it is about and its applications within the scope of your company. We can help you achieve a higher level of productivity…
At Bonaire Salut we know how to make your employees more involved in their work. Perhaps you as a person in charge have to improve your skills in the management of your company.
Its objective is to involve and guide its participants in the culture, politics and organizational vision. It focuses on consolidating in employees concrete concepts and ideas related to the essence of the company, that is, its social and cultural values and corporate identification of its personnel with the philosophy of the company.
It aims to improve the efficiency, performance and productivity of the organization by reviewing the behaviors and professional roles of middle or senior managers within the organizational level of a company. The aim is to ensure that the professional managers who have others under their supervision raise their labor productivity, improve their abilities to manage day-to-day work pressure and can reconcile the personal and work environment.
We carry out expert reports with a high level of professionalism, studying your case rigorously and objectively. A well drafted report can at times mean avoidance of a prison sentence. It can represent a security measure and can determine a person’s ability to act or self-govern (manage alone).
We will also advise you on whether you are entitled to compensation, recognition of a incapacity to work or social benefits for disability.
In addition to reports of physical and mental health status, e.g the ability to grant a will, at Bonaire Salut we devote special attention to Reports of Assessment of personal injury, a branch of Legal Medicine in which the medical expert evaluates and quantifies damage suffered by the person. This is used to prove the relationship between the cause such as an accident at work, a road traffic accident, an assault or other circumstance, and the effect of the harmful event on that person. This could be loss of health, work capacity, autonomy, disability or death.
To be able to trust a medical evaluation in these circumstances is essential to achieve results.
Mindfulness or full awareness is a way of paying attention —to oneself, to others and to the world– that allows each person to adopt ways of being and acting more adaptable and effective. It consists of mental training focused on accepting reality as it is, developing the ability to manage emotions better. Many studies support its effectiveness in clinical practice.
It focuses on the ability to stop and see before reacting. That means to decide how to deal with daily problems. The benefits are grouped in three main areas:
Resilience, well-being and physical and psychological health (stress reduction, pain management in chronic diseases)
Reinforcement and development of positive and effective personal responses such as attention span, emotional and social intelligence i.e. controlling emotions, listening and communicating, decision making
Greater presence and better connection with people (empathy, trust, ability to create close bonds and interpersonal relationships)
At Bonaire Salut we use mindfulness to help you connect with your own internal resources that allow you to manage situations which may have previously caused emotional discomfort, stress or pain, with more positive and effective strategies.
Some causes are poor eating habits, a sedentary lifestyle and lack of knowledge in the food choices with high calorie content and low nutritional value.
We carry out a medical assessment which includes a study of nutritional habits, life style and body composition. Advice and recommendation of more advanced nutritional programs are adapted to each need:
Permanent weight control
Ability to regain energy
Recovery of muscle mass
Sport performance and recovery
In our school of nutrition we teach people how to properly plan and balance daily meals, to read and understand nutrition labels, learn how to eat healthily outside the home, the importance of a healthy breakfast etc in order to improve our quality of life.
At Bonaire Salut we offer a fully rounded approach to care, focusing on the well-being of our patients working with them, their families and environment.
Cognitives: memory problems, attention issues, language, etc.
Emotional: depression, aggression, apathy, etc.
Functional (consequence of brain damage): functional rehabilitation at home, at work, etc.
Pathologies susceptible to neuropsychological intervention are mainly dementia, epilepsy and demyelinating diseases. Also cerebral vascular accidents, skull-brain trauma, drug-related trauma, and any other pathology that affects cognitive functions. Pathologies susceptible to neuropsychological intervention are mainly dementia, epilepsy and demyelinating diseases. This also includes cerebral vascular accidents, skull-brain trauma, drug-related trauma, and any other pathology that affects cognitive functions.
In Bonaire Salut we carry out a thorough neuropsychological examination to establish the initial profile of cognitive involvement and to develop a personalised treatment plan. Results are then reviewed and guidelines and recommendations are provided to maintain or recover as much as possible the cognitive state and quality of life of the affected person.