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Dr. Azad Paul Kurkjian M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2865 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: 213-537-2923
Dr. James S. Pratty M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.21 stars out of 5 (35 ratings)
Address: 10802 College Place, Cerritos, CA 90703
Clinical Interests: Alzheimer's disease
V. Charles Charuvastra M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 8301 Florence Avenue, Downey, CA 90240
Dr. Steve Gholamhosein Rahimi MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Dharmesh N. Sheth MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4972 Elben Drive, La Palma, CA 90623
Dr. Om Prakash MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 1.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Xin Wang MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Dr. J. Craig Pfaffl PHD, CGP
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2600 Redondo Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: 562-988-7000
Johnny Edrozo M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Dr. Megan Kavanaugh Jones MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 12501 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650
Dr. Ngoctram Thi Vo D.O.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Jinous Parvizi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Alex Sahba MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Jasjit Kaur M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11401 Bloomfield Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Dr. Elsa Cynthia Cabrera M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 4332 Cerritos Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Dr. James C. Lu MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 12501 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650
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What is Mental Health Care?

Mental health care refers to a broad group of professionals who work to keep people mentally well. Just as physical illness can cause unwanted aches and pains, mental illness can cause unwanted thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Even people who are not dealing with a mental illness can suffer from the effects of a stressful situation and find it difficult to cope. Mental health care workers seek to improve the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of their clients, usually through therapy.

There are many kinds of mental health care providers. Some examples include psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, psychiatric nurses, substance abuse professionals, and social workers. Mental health workers treat patients at all stages of life and through many common problems, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and several others.

Some of the symptoms that occur with mental health issues and may cause a person to seek treatment include:
  • Changes in eating or sleeping
  • Decreased energy, fatigue
  • Numbness or a lack of interest in life
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Recurrent, persistent thoughts
  • Feeling unusually anxious, sad, angry, worried, or on edge
  • An inability to care for one’s self or perform daily tasks

Patients seeking mental health treatment have several options. The most widely used treatment is psychotherapy, also called talk therapy or simply ‘therapy’. In therapy, mental health workers guide patients as they talk about issues in their life and problem-solve ways to make positive, healthy changes. Some patients also take medication to treat mental illness. Medications are especially effective at treating the chemical imbalances behind more severe cases of depression, anxiety, and illnesses such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Many mental illnesses are treated with a combination of both medication and therapy. For example, in substance abuse care, medications to ease withdrawal symptoms are commonly used together with a specific kind of therapy called behavior therapy, which teaches patients how to handle challenging situations without drugs or alcohol. Mental health workers may also consult with physicians or use community resources to help patients function at their best.
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