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Kathryn Elaine McNeil M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
1.67 Average rating 1.67 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1215 Coulter St, Amarillo, TX 79106
Michael D. Jenkins M.D.
Specializes in General Psychiatry
3.67 Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1400 Wallace Bd, Amarillo, TX 79106
Dr. Alejandro V. Natividad M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
2.12 Average rating 2.12 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 1501 Polk St, Amarillo, TX 79107
Amy Leigh Stark MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, General Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine
Address: 1400 Wallace Boulevard, Amarillo, TX 79106
Dr. Russell Wood PH.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: I- 40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79106
Clinical Interests: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders ... (Read more)
Michael C. Pelfrey PHD
Specializes in Psychology
2.08 Average rating 2.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 6141 Amarillo Blvd, Amarillo, TX 79106
Clinical Interests: depression, crisis intervention, education ... (Read more)
Ruben V. Mendoza P.A., M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
3.42 Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 22 Care Cir, Amarillo, TX 79124
John Burr Robertson Jr. MD
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry
3.17 Average rating 3.17 stars out of 5 (23 ratings)
Address: 6010 Amarillo Bd, Amarillo, TX 79106
Clinical Interests: obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Edwin Wallace Basham Jr. ED.D.
Specializes in Psychology
Address: 3505 Olsen Bd, Amarillo, TX 79109
Clinical Interests: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, sexuality ... (Read more)
Dr. Jesus Guillermo Garcia Mayorga MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 3599 5th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
James Avery Rush IV M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 7308 Fleming Av, Amarillo, TX 79106
Milania Delacruz Al-Jammaly M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 6010 Amarillo Bd, Amarillo, TX 79106
Dr. Son Vi Nguyen M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 1015 8th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79101
Leonora K. Petty MD
Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4800 Albert Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106
Elizabeth Stiles Rogers FNP
Specializes in General Psychiatry, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
Address: 1400 Wallace Boulevard, Amarillo, TX 79106
Deanah Alexander CNS
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2307 7th Ave, Amarillo, TX 79106

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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