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Dr. Olivera Jovan Bogunovic-Sotelo MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Clinical Interests: addictions
Gregory Alexander Acampora M.D.
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 76 Monument Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: 617-643-5026
Dr. Michael C. Arena MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Miles Gregory Cunningham M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Clinical Interests: addictions
Dr. Paul A. Cannistraro M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.18 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 1 Mifflin Place, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-460-1053
Clinical Interests: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Ms. Margaret Helen Clune L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.
Specializes in Addiction Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy
Address: 2000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Clinical Interests: depression, relationship issues, positive psychotherapy (PPT) ... (Read more)
Michael John Murphy PHD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-855-3972
Clinical Interests: psychotic disorders
Danielle Dahle M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 585 Lebanon Street, Melrose, MA 02176
Clinical Interests: psychotic disorders, mood disorders
Joan A. Camprodon-Gimenez PHD, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: 617-726-5340
Clinical Interests: somatic therapy, neurostimulation, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) ... (Read more)
Dr. Argyro P. Caminis MPH, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Clinical Interests: anxiety, depression
Dr. Jeffrey Lynn Speller M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 60 Wellesley Road, Belmont, MA 02478
Phone: 617-489-5522
Dr. Michael Angelo Fiori MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Clinical Interests: opioids (narcotic pain medication), addictions
Jane Louise Eisen MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.17 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Clinical Interests: anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Dr. Joseph Thomas Giacino PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology
Address: 300 First Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: 617-952-5232
Clinical Interests: neuropsychological testing, rehabilitation
Dr. Maureen A. Malin M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478
Patricia Student, NP, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 41 Mill Road, Wilmington, MA 01887
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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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