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Tjiauw-Ling Tan MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 2.92 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Clinical Interests: electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
Lidija Petrovic-Dovat M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Hershey, PA 17033
Clinical Interests: depression, bipolar disorder
Sam Al-Saadi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Clinical Interests: sleep disorders, neurological disorders
Minerva Villafane MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1428 Candlewycke Drive, Lower Swatara, PA 17057
Phone: 478-320-6269
Dr. Andrea Rigby PSY.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (71 ratings)
Address: 4000 Vine Street, Londonderry, PA 17057
Phone: 717-531-7260
Clinical Interests: psychological evaluation
Fauzia S. Mahr M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
Address: 905 W Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-7235
Dr. Kelly Diane Darby Holder PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-8515
Yu-Fei Duan MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Mohammad Ahmad Hameed MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: Hershey, PA 17033
Dr. Sharon M. Hattrick PSYD
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Address: 1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Jose L. Montaner MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Ailyn Diurka Diaz MD
Specializes in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Ehsan U. Syed M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Kathleen C. Dougherty M.D.
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-8515
Dr. Mark Anthony Rapp MD
Specializes in Psychosomatic Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: 717-531-8515
Maria T. Moran PH.D.
Specializes in Neuropsychology, Psychology
Address: 1135 Old West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
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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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