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Dr. Michael F. Salib M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2106 Treasure Hills Boulevard, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Esteban Alejandro Gonzalez M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Rafael A. Rafols MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Diane Phuong Nguyen D.O.
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry
Average rating 3.84 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: Ramsey Road, La Feria, TX 78586
Ms. Kristin Beth Bowers LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: Rey Avenue, La Feria, TX 78586
Clinical Interests: abuse, depression, relationship issues ... (Read more)
Michael Escamilla MD
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2106 Treasure Hills Boulevard, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Rodolfo A. Quintana PSYD
Specializes in Psychology
Average rating 4.79 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550
Debbie Linda Diaz LPC
Specializes in Counseling
Address: 299 East Heywood Street, San Benito, TX 78583
Clinical Interests: parenting issues, bipolar disorder, abuse ... (Read more)
Dr. Patricia L. Amparan PHD
Specializes in Psychology
Address: South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX 78550
Kathleen Ann Salvatore M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Average rating 0.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1713 Treasure Hills Boulevard, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Gabriel A. De Erausquin MD
Specializes in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2102 Treasure Hills Boulevard, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Beatrice Corona APRN-BC, FPMHNP, DNP
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 201 499 County Road, Harlingen, TX 78550
Melissa A. Brentlinger LPC, LMFT
Specializes in Counseling, Family Therapy
Address: 26859 Kornegay Road, La Feria, TX 78586
Clinical Interests: crisis intervention, personal growth and development, midlife transition ... (Read more)
Dr. Poonam K. Thandi M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry
Address: 2601 Veterans Drive, Harlingen, TX 78550
Mr. Lauro Guzman LCSW
Specializes in Social Work
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 302 Jackson Avenue, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dr. Robert Stanley Guevara M.D.
Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Family Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 201 499 County Road, Harlingen, TX 78550
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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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