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David Husted
Specializes in Psychiatry, General Practice
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 5503 Congress Av, Atlantis, FL 33462
Dr. Faujia Zaman Sobhan M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 3499 Hayden Ct, Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Dr. Louis Theodore Joseph M.D
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 302 Lakewood Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Dr. Sarah Youssef Silva M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 5301 Congress Av, Atlantis, FL 33462
Peter Gobar MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 5503 Congress Av, Atlantis, FL 33462
Dr. Diana Fischer M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
2.38 Average rating 2.38 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 3898 Poinciana Viaduct, United States, FL 33467
Leslie Anne Zebel PHD, CAP, LMHC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychoanalysis
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 7401 Olive Av, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Dr. Nancy Marie Vrechek PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2101 Florida St, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, infertility ... (Read more)
Dr. Jesus J. Ortiz M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1199 Lantana Rd, Lantana, FL 33462
Dr. Maura Kaye Malloy PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 1375 Gateway Boulevard, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Clinical Interests: long-term therapy, anxiety, couples therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Joan Fleischmann-Naidi PHD
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Address: 1375 Gateway, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, group therapy services, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) ... (Read more)
Aditya Vora
Specializes in Psychiatry, General Practice
Address: 5511 S Congress Avenue, Atlantis, FL 33462
Ms. Kari Kay Bouldin
Specializes in Family Therapy
Address: 4445 Pine Forest Dr, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Clinical Interests: abuse, depression, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Adam Giordano M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 3499 Hayden Ct, Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Dr. Paul Ferris Rashid MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 5301 Congress Av, Atlantis, FL 33462
Mrs. Danielle L. Greenfield LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 3040 Grandiflora Dr, Greenacres, FL 33467
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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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