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Charles Mark Carlstroem M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 1.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 1650 Ximeno Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: 562-494-3633
Clinical Interests: anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder ... (Read more)
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
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. Gamini Jayasinghe M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 8522 Travistuck Place, Buena Park, CA 90621
Phone: 714-523-8191
Dr. Charles H. Browning PH.D.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 5122 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, cognitive disorders ... (Read more)
Carlotta Vanessa Freeman MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1401 Grand Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90804
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
Dr. Janet Cynthia Conney MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 12062 Valley View Street, Garden Grove, CA 92845
Dr. J. Craig Pfaffl PHD, CGP
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2600 Redondo Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: 562-988-7000
Dr. Christopher Peter Camilleri M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 17707 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Mrs. Nita Paintal MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.31 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 4700 Spring St, Long Beach, CA 90815
Ms. Anne Allcott Parkford MFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 10929 South Street, Cerritos, CA 90703
Clinical Interests: depression, positive psychotherapy (PPT), family therapy services ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Leonard Katz M.D.
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
Address: 5901 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90822
Dr. Ngoctram Thi Vo D.O.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 17215 Studebaker Road, Cerritos, CA 90703
Dr. Ricardo Restrepo-Guzman M.D
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
Address: 5901 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90822
Mr. Rafik M. Sidrak M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.86 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 4010 Watson Plaza Drive, Lakewood, CA 90712
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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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