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Milagros S. Keh M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 601 Eleventh Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Mfon Malachy Inyang MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 500 Third Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Dr. James Otis Brannen M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 601 Eleventh Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Henry Archer Sakow MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 500 Third Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Dr. David Mieles M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.71 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 1443 1443 2nd Ave, Albany, GA 31707
Dr. Sasi K. Nayudu MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.81 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 1112 N Madison Street, Albany, GA 31701
Dr. Kurt Klauburg DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.45 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 500 Third Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Yolla Jules M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 814 Crawford Drive, Albany, GA 31705
Mrs. Prema V. Sanne MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 533 Third Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Dr. William Edwin Coleman Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 1211 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701
Dr. Smitha Battula M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 2734 Ledo Road, Albany, GA 31707
Dr. Steven B. Schwarz MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1112 N Madison Street, Albany, GA 31701
Dr. Cheryl L. Kaiser-Ulrey PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1908 Dawson Road, Albany, GA 31707
Mrs. Amy Hendry Blueitt LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 533 Third Avenue, Albany, GA 31701
Mr. Roderick McLeod Wilcox MFT, LCSW
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 1216 Whispering Pines Road, Albany, GA 31707
Todd S. Smith PSYD
Specializes in Neuropsychology
Address: 1211 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA 31701
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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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