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Dr. Leonard Morris Spishakoff MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine
Average rating 3.97 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
Address: 6929 Ogden Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
Clinical Interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes, addictions ... (Read more)
Ms. Melissa Amison MAEA, LCSW, M.S.ED.
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 3829 Grove Av, Western Springs, IL 60558
Dr. Kenneth Lawrence Moore M.D.
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Average rating 2.4 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 12 Tartan Ridge Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60521
Kathy Dana Abbott PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 3317 W 95th Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Clinical Interests: individual psychotherapy, psychodynamic therapy
Harcharan Sandhu MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 10522 S Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Phone: 708-636-2211
Mr. John Martin Raine L.C.P.C.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: South Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60521
Dr. Jessica Joan Loftus PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 7250 W College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
Clinical Interests: anxiety, existential psychotherapy, chronic illness ... (Read more)
Laura Collins APRN-CNP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 5201 S Willow Springs Road, La Grange, IL 60525
Clinical Interests: nail fungus, moles, age spots (liver spots) ... (Read more)
Dr. Beth Ledvora M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.85 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 7350 W College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
Margaret M. Regnier LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 7848 Ogden Avenue, Lyons, IL 60534
Susan K. Steffey LCPC
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 7480 W College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
Clinical Interests: depression, crisis intervention, personal growth and development ... (Read more)
Mr. Eric Eugenio-Vironet LCSW
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 9649 W 55th Street, Countryside, IL 60525
Dr. M. Tahir Sheikh M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 7234 Ogden Avenue, Riverside, IL 60546
Dr. Sudhir Madhukar Gokhale M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 10522 S Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Mrs. Erin Elisabeth Nowak BCBA, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 10402 S Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL 60453
Dr. Theresa C. Risolo PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 915 55th Street, Western Springs, IL 60558

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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