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Mrs. Lisa Green Gordon M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 219 W Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Andrea Joyce Pearson MD
Specializes in Counseling, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Address: 400 W Seventh Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 240-566-3470
Ayodeji Oladipo Somefun M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 400 W Seventh Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 240-566-3900
Dr. Alexander I. Dever III M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.63 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 400 W Seventh Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Susan Jane Boyd MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Phone: 301-600-3287
Carol Mettus LCSW-C
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
Address: 120 Church St, Frederick, MD 21701
Clinical Interests: depression, perfectionism, reality therapy ... (Read more)
Dr. Trevia F. Hayden M.D.
Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
Average rating 1.88 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 97 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Xiujun Zhao M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 219 W Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Lea Ann Moricle MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 219 W Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Dr. Sarabjit Kaur Singh M.D.
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Psychiatry
Average rating 2.56 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 186 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Allan Lloyd Levy M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.61 stars out of 5 (36 ratings)
Address: 172 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
"Does the least amount possible when it comes to the patient. Not many questions asked and little attempt to solve medication problems. With me, he pretty much just gives me the meds I tell him I need. He is probably great for drug seekers. Also has never done the necessary blood work for my lithium levels. When I discovered this, I asked my PCP to do them as I trust that she will share my results with me. Basically, I just don’t trust that Dr. Levy has my best interests in mind."
February 6, 2018
Dr. Lok H. Wong MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: Porter Street, Frederick, MD 21702
Mary James M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 41 N Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Dwayne Narayan M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.9 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 170 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Mrs. Kathleen McFadden Myers LCPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 120 W Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Ms. Jill B. Cody M.A.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 186 Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, MD 21702
Clinical Interests: cognitive therapy, women's health issues, life coaching ... (Read more)
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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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