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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: 2810 E Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
Navin H. Adatia MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.3 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 4519 Rosemead Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770
Phone: 626-285-2248
Steven Charles Dilsaver M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Pasadena, CA 91107
Dr. Henry Htwelay Khin M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 1.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2331 El Capitan Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
Jeanelle R. Webb Folbrecht PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1500 Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: 626-256-4673
Yvette Drake McLin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1500 Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Dr. Mohammad Ali Shamie M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 1.06 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 2810 E Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
Dr. Helen Eve Duncan M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 150 N Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
Dr. Cornell Wells Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1511 W Garvey Avenue, West Covina, CA 91790
Dr. Jack H. Lindheimer MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.82 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 4519 Rosemead Boulevard, Rosemead, CA 91770
Siqing Li M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 650 Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007
Christine Chang M.D.
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
Address: 1500 Duarte Road, Duarte, CA 91010
Dr. Regina Mary Schaefer L.M.F.T.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 71 W Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Mr. John Edward Pio Jr. M.A.
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 444 E Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Dr. James Wilton Sturges PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 444 E Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
Clinical Interests: anxiety, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Dr. Bradley A. Stenberg D.MFT
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 170 W Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
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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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