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Margaret I Andem
Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling, Psychotherapy
4396 Lafayette Street; Suite 209, Office 1
Marianna, FL

Ms. Margaret Andem practices psychiatry, counseling, and psychotherapy. Ms. Andem's clinical interests include narrative therapy, person-centered therapy, and psychopharmacology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
4970 Highway 90
Marianna, FL

Dr. Karen Chason is a geriatric psychiatry specialist. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chason is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chason is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
2161 Leon Lane
Marianna, FL

Ms. Judith Hussey's specialty is psychiatry. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Psychiatry
2944 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite L
Marianna, FL

Ms. Cecilia Mathews works as a psychiatrist. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Mathews accepts.

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What is Psychiatry?

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who works at the place where the brain and body meet. Psychiatrists understand mental wellness and illness, as well as how illness in the physical body can cause problems within the mind.

A patient may see a psychiatrist for a variety of different problems. Some problems come on suddenly and are treated over a matter of days or weeks. Others are long-term issues that can last a lifetime. Feelings of sadness or hopelessness, hallucinations, panic attacks, anxiety, insomnia, hearing voices, and compulsive behaviors are all examples of the kinds of issues treated by psychiatrists.

Because psychiatrists are medical doctors, they can order laboratory blood work and prescribe medication. Some mental health problems are caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and can be treated with medicine that gets the chemical levels back to where they should be. Occasionally a physical health problem such as hypothyroidism (where hormone levels in the body affect metabolism) or a brain tumor can be the cause of problematic thoughts and feelings. In these cases, psychiatrists know that the underlying physical problem needs to be treated in order to correct the mental health disorder; if necessary, they will refer the patient to an appropriate doctor.

Like psychologists and counselors, psychiatrists can use talk therapy with their patients. However, psychiatrists have access to additional resources and treatments, such as prescription medication, electroconvulsive therapy (where electric shocks are applied to the brain) to treat severe depression, or hospitalization for patients in crisis. Psychiatrists are also trained in the way substance abuse affects both the physical and mental health of patients and can treat addiction using medication and therapy.
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