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John Corwin MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.35 Average rating 3.35 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
Address: 17 Woodland Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Clinical Interests: cancer, bipolar disorder, psychotherapy treatment ... (Read more)
Dr. Eugenia Barton PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 11 Woodland, Madison, CT 06443
Clinical Interests: religious/spiritual issues, anxiety, couples therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Robert Roy Clark PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 176 81 Rt, Killingworth, CT 06419
Clinical Interests: depression, crisis intervention, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Sandra Elaine Ferrucci LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 10 School St, Madison, CT 06443
Clinical Interests: exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Dr. Katrina Louise Furey M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 147 Durham Road, Madison, CT 06443
Dr. Claudia Frances Califano M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 157 Goose Ln, Guilford, CT 06437
Clinical Interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), trauma, psychotherapy treatment ... (Read more)
Ms. Linda Ruth Nickerson M.A.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 147 Durham Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Dr. Matthew M. Burg PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 81 Green Hill Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Dr. Ella Graham Marks I PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 17 Woodland Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Dr. Ronald Nelson Casey PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 147 Durham Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Dr. Lynn Monahan PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 176 81 Rt, Killingworth, CT 06419
Dr. Jane Elizabeth Robinson PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 50 Bethke Rd, Killingworth, CT 06419
Debra Ann Santos APRN
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 282 Durham Rd, Madison, CT 06443
Barbara Lynn Baycroft LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 10 School St, Madison, CT 06443
Dr. Joseph Robert Perry M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 11 Post Office Sq, Clinton, CT 06413
Amanda Francis
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 22 Running Brook Dr, Killingworth, CT 06419
Clinical Interests: abuse, depression, eating disorders ... (Read more)
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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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