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Dr. Philip G. Vitelli DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
4.38 Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 255 Lancaster Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402
Andrea Jane Bloch DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 110 Maryland Av, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Clinical Interests: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Dr. Dawn Marie Raffa-Yoo PH.D
Specializes in Psychology, Social Work
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 23 North Ave, Absecon, NJ 08234
Clinical Interests: skin picking, personality disorders, bipolar disorder ... (Read more)
Dr. Sandra Isaacs Moeller PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 2203 Dolphin Av, Northfield, NJ 08225
Clinical Interests: long-term therapy, religious/spiritual issues, anxiety ... (Read more)
Dr. Stephanie E. Snead Poellnitz M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 421 Bethel Rd, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Specializes in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Address: 505 Hamilton Avenue, Linwood, NJ 08221
Dr. Norman S. Chazin M.D.
Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
4.07 Average rating 4.07 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 199 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08221
Dr. Srisai Gowda M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 408 Bethel Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Ms. Ellen Gottlich LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 600 New Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225
Angela D. McCarthy DO
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 10 Windchime Road, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Mrs. Marguerite Rose Heaton-Colella MSW, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 646 Ocean Heights Avenue, Somers Point, NJ 08244
Mrs. Marie Angela Bates LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 6063 English Creek Av, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Clinical Interests: abuse, depression, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Dr. Leslie Marilyn Meltzer PH.D.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2106 New Road, Linwood, NJ 08234
Dr. Peter Ernest Quintieri Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 5000 Boardwalk , Ventnor City, NJ 08406
Mr. Donald K. Koppel BCD, LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 600 New Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225
Ms. Susan Elyn Hoey LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 607 Jerome Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402

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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