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Mrs. Lydia Ellis Weisser D.O.
Specializes in Psychiatry, Clinics and Medical Centers
1.5 Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 90 Oak Brook Ct, Columbia, SC 29223
Latrice Lashae Love LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 10817 Two Notch Rd, Elgin, SC 29045
Clinical Interests: parenting issues, bipolar disorder, abuse ... (Read more)
Dr. Ayodele A. Ogunfowora M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.5 Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 120 Wildewood Park Dr, Forest Acres, SC 29223
Dr. Sudhakar Reddy Morthala M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
4.88 Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2467 1 US Hwy, Elgin, SC 29045
Subba M. Rao MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.32 Average rating 3.32 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
Address: 201 Mallet Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
Dr. Raynia Letitia McGee MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1037 Palamino, Elgin, SC 29045
Dr. Megan Ann McCoy PHD
Specializes in Counseling
Address: Lugoff, SC 29045
Ms. Georgia D. Gibson
Specializes in Counseling, Social Work
Address: 112 Hickory Hill Trl, Elgin, SC 29045
Mrs. Deborah Jane Arave LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 10248 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
Ms. Deborah Zina Hauck LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 101 Acuba Ct, Columbia, SC 29229
Mr. Jefferson D. Lewis M.DIV, M.A.
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 31 Valkyrie Cir, Columbia, SC 29229
Christian Atlas Martin PH.D., BCBA, M.A.T.
Specializes in Mental Health
Address: 82 Lake Pointe Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
Emily Gustafson Crowder EDS
Specializes in Counseling
Address: Lake Carolina Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
Coretta Anvis Bradley LMSW
Specializes in Social Work
Address: 841 Centennial Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
Karen C. Taylor LPCI
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 2439 Main St, Elgin, SC 29045
Ms. Albertina I. Washington-Green LPC, MA
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 120 Wildewood Club Ct, Columbia, SC 29223

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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