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Dr. Aleksandra Panov Phillips M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Dr. Charlene L. Patenaude M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Ma'ayan D. Winter LMHC, PMHNP-BC
Specializes in Counseling, Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Kenneth Eric Jaffe MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 10 Hospital Drive, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-534-2582
John Philip Woodall MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Adam M. Mirot MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Lawrence William Osborn MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 238 Northampton Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
Piyush R. Johari M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 575 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-534-2697
Stephanie M. Daly MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 150 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, MA 01040
Dr. Kathleen Marie Hershon M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Mary Connell Tarail M.D.
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Chhewang Norsang M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Dr. Athari M. Alyazidi MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Anne Mary Carter M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1233 Main Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-536-5111
Tedd H. Ackerman M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 575 Beech Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Dr. Jane Jagelman Hunter PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 247 Northampton Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
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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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