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Philippe J. Sioufi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
1.38 Average rating 1.38 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 63 Forest St, Hamilton, MA 01982
Dr. Michael Desmond Murphy MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 950 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915
Dr. Ronald J. Killiany PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology
Address: 8 Pickett St, Marblehead, MA 01945
Jacob Kagan M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 77 Herrick St, Beverly, MA 01915
Dr. Steven Anthony Gillespie MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Address: 298 Washington St, Gloucester, MA 01930
Clinical Interests: addictions, mood disorders
Roknedin Safavi MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.8 Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 298 Washington St, Gloucester, MA 01930
Clinical Interests: mental health issues, major depression, transcranial magnetic stimulation
Dr. Irina A. Guryanova MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 85 Herrick St, Beverly, MA 01915
Dr. Frederick Neff PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 100 Cummings, Beverly, MA 01915
Clinical Interests: anxiety, couples therapy, parenting issues ... (Read more)
Dr. George Ivan Beilin ED.D
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 100 Cummings Ctr, Beverly, MA 01915
Clinical Interests: pain management
Melissa Bowen Draves N.P.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 77 Herrick St, Beverly, MA 01915
Dr. Judith Anne Bevis PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Child Psychology
Address: 40 South, Marblehead, MA 01945
Clinical Interests: anxiety, personality disorders, parenting issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Susan Jeanne Penava PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 238 Washington St, Marblehead, MA 01945
Clinical Interests: anxiety disorders
Dr. Kristina Harter PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
4.69 Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 225 Main, Wenham, MA 01984
Clinical Interests: depression, learning disabilities, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Cally Mary Lilley PMHCNS-BC
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 77 Herrick St, Beverly, MA 01915
Mrs. Molly Dinsmore Higgins L.C.S.W
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 35 Congress St, Salem, MA 01970
Mrs. Sandra Dahl Ronan LICSW
Specializes in Social Work
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 92 Prospect, Gloucester, MA 01930
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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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