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Dr. George Lynn Hardman MD
Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 384 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061
Phone: 508-783-8842
Dr. Jill Monique Harrison-Smith M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 8 Quaker Circle, Pembroke, MA 02359
Ms. Priscilla M. Mahoney LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 80 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061
Clinical Interests: family therapy services, psychotherapy treatment, employee assistance program ... (Read more)
Dr. Charles R. Morin MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 210 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Dr. Peter Mikhail M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 199 Oak Street, Pembroke, MA 02359
Linda L. Lundblad APRN, CNS, RN
Specializes in Mental Health
Address: 210 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Dr. Alfredo R. Chan MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
Address: 105 Webster Street, Hanover, MA 02339
Phone: 781-878-8200
Dr. Jeanne M. Fama PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 99 Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 617-913-2956
Clinical Interests: exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Sarah Jane Benoit LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 125 Church Street, Pembroke, MA 02359
Dr. John Frederick Meyers MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 605 Lincoln St, Duxbury, MA 02332
Dr. Richard B. Rein PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 62 Derby Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Clinical Interests: intimacy issues, marital problems, infidelity issues ... (Read more)
Nancy M. Le NP
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Psychiatry, Geriatrics (Elderly Care)
Address: 105 Webster Street, Hanover, MA 02339
Dr. Aida Cajdric-Vrhovac PH.D
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 24 Rockland Street, Hanover, MA 02339
Dr. Richard Irving Netsky M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 210 Whiting Street, Hingham, MA 02043
Barbara S. Ellis LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 769 Plain Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Mrs. Ethel Marie Dawley NP-C
Specializes in Psychiatry, Family Medicine
Address: 384 Washington Street, Norwell, MA 02061
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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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