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Dr. Mumtaz Raza MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 1.4 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: Barrington, IL 60010
Clinical Interests: postpartum depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders ... (Read more)
Stephen Aaron Trevick, MD
Specializes in Psychosomatic Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Psychiatry, General Practice
Address: 22285 N Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, IL 60010
Dr. Joanne Parks, M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: Barrington, IL 60010
Dr. Israr A. Abbasi MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 3.51 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 10 Executive Court, South Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 224-655-2487
Mr. Alexander Z. Golbin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 4.42 stars out of 5 (30 ratings)
Address: 707 Lake Cook Road, Palatine, IL 60074
Dr. Christine Celano Kieffer PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology, Family Therapy
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 122 Michigan Avenue, Palatine, IL 60067
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Amber Kazi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.64 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 10 Executive Court, South Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 224-655-2487
Donald Fagerson
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.38 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1644 Colonial Parkway, Inverness, IL 60067
Clinical Interests: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder
Dr. Christina Joy Blodgett PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 120 N Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL 60010
Clinical Interests: personality disorders, parenting issues, diagnostic evaluation ... (Read more)
Richard Wagner M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 101 Lions Drive, Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: 847-842-0771
Krishnamurthy Gururajan MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1890 N Braymore Drive, Inverness, IL 60010
Anthony M. D'agostino MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: Barrington, IL 60010
Dr. Stephen P. Rivera M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5 Middletree Lane, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047
Dr. Salahuddin Irfan Syed M.D.
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
Average rating 2.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: Barrington, IL 60010
Mr. Michael E. Pollard LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 675 N North Court, Palatine, IL 60067
Clinical Interests: religious/spiritual issues, couples therapy, Christian counseling ... (Read more)
Mrs. Catherine Jeanne Hunter MSW, LCSW, CADC
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 755 Ela Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047
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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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