"Dr Martin Kivivare has graduated from the University of Tartu, Faculty of Medicine (2009) and residency in psychiatry (2013). Dr. Kivivare has a deeper interest in the treatment of different mood disorders, for example depression (incl. more difficult, so called treatment resistant cases), bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, panic disorders, personality disorders and also psychotic disorders, for example schizophrenia. Dr. Kivivare considers professional development important and annually attends larger international congresses in Europe, as well as in America. Dr. Kivivare also has a background in various psychotherapies and has undergone initial training in cognitive-behavioural, as well as, family therapy. Dr. Kivivare, as a psychiatrist, sees mental health as a concept that is one of the most important resources of a person that is a necessity for living a fulfilling life.
Mental health problems are more common than we tend to think. They are one of the main reasons for long-term incapacity for work in developed countries. This is why I encourage people to pay attention to their mental health and take care of it. I have had clients from very different backgrounds with various problems, so I have learnt to treat people holistically. As a psychiatrist, my primary aim is to decide whether the case is a psychological illness that requires medical intervention by first eliminating all possible physical factors. After that, I discuss modern treatment methods with the client and choose one that suits them. I prefer to think of mental health as one the most important resources a person has; one which is necessary for living a full life.