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Anthony Ekwo
Specializes in Psychiatry, General Practice
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1005 Drive D B Todd Jr Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208
Alexandre Koumtchev, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, General Practice
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 330 NORTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Alistair Finlayson MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Average rating 1.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1601 SOUTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Lakshmisarojini Botta, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, General Practice
Address: 330 NORTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Sarbani Maitra
Specializes in Psychiatry, General Practice
Address: 330 NORTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
John Lee Shuster Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
Average rating 1.63 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1310 S 24th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Daniel Friedman
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 3.38 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 330 NORTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Dr. John Kirby Pate M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 310 N 25th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Jaymie Avenido, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry, Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist), General Practice
Address: 330 NORTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
Dr. Alonso Jose Martin Del Campo M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry, Family Medicine
Address: 1005 Drive D B Todd Jr Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208
Dr. Prameet Jagdish Bhushan M.D.
Specializes in Forensic Psychiatry
Average rating 4.42 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1310 S 24th Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Dr. Edwin Williamson M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry
Address: 1500 S 21st Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), depression, anxiety disorders ... (Read more)
Dr. Ronald Murray Salomon MD
Specializes in Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry
Address: 4535 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205
Dr. Nathaniel Clark M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1601 SOUTH 23rd Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Dr. Amy Sue Weitlauf PH.D.
Specializes in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Psychology
Address: 230 Appleton Place, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: autism
Matthew Stephen Schrag PHD, M.D.
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
Address: 1301 Medical Center Drive, Nashville, TN 37212
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), neurological disorders
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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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