Psychiatric Nurse, PMHNP
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I draw upon my nursing/medical background to holistically assess your biological, psychological, social, as well as spiritual health. In collaboration with you, I develop a treatment plan that uses either/both medications and psychotherapy to achieve and maintain health. I use frameworks in therapy that include cognitive-behavioral, existential and interpersonal theories to meet your needs. The state of California requires nurse practitioners to have a formal consultative relationship with a physician, and I collaborate with psychiatrist, Dr. Yvonne Ferguson. "
Bipolar Disorder
(917) 746-5009
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Bipolar Disorder
"As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I draw upon my nursing/medical background to holistically assess your biological, psychological, social, as well as spiritual health. In collaboration with you, I develop a treatment plan that uses either/both medications and psychotherapy to achieve and maintain health. I use frameworks in therapy that include cognitive-behavioral, existential and interpersonal theories to meet your needs. The state of California requires nurse practitioners to have a formal consultative relationship with a physician, and I collaborate with psychiatrist, Dr. Yvonne Ferguson. "
Hee-Sang Lyu, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
"My ideal patient is someone who is interested in approaching his or her issues from a multi-dimensional approach, which often involves combination of psychotherapy and medications, as warranted. I provide a comprehensive assessment of you as an individual, which includes potential diagnoses to guide treatment. I will tailor a treatment plan to target your specific concerns, which will integrate therapy, medications, and other strategies. If you already have a therapist, I can work with him or her together for your treatment needs. "
Bipolar Disorder
(424) 359-1618
Verified
Office is near:
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93101
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Bipolar Disorder
"My ideal patient is someone who is interested in approaching his or her issues from a multi-dimensional approach, which often involves combination of psychotherapy and medications, as warranted. I provide a comprehensive assessment of you as an individual, which includes potential diagnoses to guide treatment. I will tailor a treatment plan to target your specific concerns, which will integrate therapy, medications, and other strategies. If you already have a therapist, I can work with him or her together for your treatment needs. "
Michael Brian Mantz, Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified by Psychology Today
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
"I take a lifestyle approach towards healing and strengthening your mind. Recent neuroscience demonstrates quite clearly that nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction, and effective psychotherapy can rebuild your brain and upgrade your mind. I do use medications when they are needed - though I use them judiciously to provide relief and comfort to you while we continue to work on optimizing your lifestyle. I love what I do and my main goal is that eventually you won't need me anymore and can send me an email once in while letting me know how much better your life is. That is what I strive for. "
Bipolar Disorder
(805) 576-7723
Verified
Downtown
Santa Barbara, California 93105
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Bipolar Disorder
"I take a lifestyle approach towards healing and strengthening your mind. Recent neuroscience demonstrates quite clearly that nutrition, exercise, stress-reduction, and effective psychotherapy can rebuild your brain and upgrade your mind. I do use medications when they are needed - though I use them judiciously to provide relief and comfort to you while we continue to work on optimizing your lifestyle. I love what I do and my main goal is that eventually you won't need me anymore and can send me an email once in while letting me know how much better your life is. That is what I strive for. "

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Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) Psychiatrists
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, is a chronically recurring condition involving moods that swing between the highs of mania and the lows of depression. Depression is by far the most pervasive feature of the illness, and the manic phase is usually a mix of irritability, anger, and depression, with or without euphoria. The elation may manifest as unusual energy and overconfidence, playing out in bouts of overspending or promiscuity.

While the depression of bipolar disorder can resist treatment, mood swings and recurrences can often be delayed or prevented with a mood stabilizer, alone or combined with other drugs. Therapy is an important adjunct to drugs, especially for dealing with the work and relationship problems that can accompany the disorder.

If you're looking for help with bipolar in Downtown, Santa Barbara or for a Downtown, Santa Barbara bipolar psychiatrist these professionals provide bipolar therapy (and bipolar therapies), bipolar treatment and bipolar help in Downtown, Santa Barbara. They include bipolar psychiatrists, bipolar psychologists, bipolar psychotherapists and bipolar counselors in Downtown, Santa Barbara. They can help teen suffering from bipolar disorder. They provide Downtown, Santa Barbara bipolar counseling, bipolar support, referrals to bipolar support groups in Downtown, Santa Barbara and Downtown, Santa Barbara bipolar groups. If you're depressed in Downtown, Santa Barbara, get help from one of these bipolar specialists.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in Downtown, Santa Barbara is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

Downtown, Santa Barbara Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication or psychotropics. Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans and MRIs.

Some psychiatric practitioners in Downtown, Santa Barbara specialize in age groups (so check for Downtown, Santa Barbara child psychiatrists or adolescent psychiatrists in Downtown, Santa Barbara). Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists or geropsychiatrists.

Other related specialties include psychopharmacology (certain states license Psychopharmacologists), psychiatric genetics and neuroimaging.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in Downtown, Santa Barbara, or mental health nurse practitioners, perform many of the same functions as a psychiatrist. This includes diagnosing mental illness and prescribing medication. Downtown, Santa Barbara Psychiatric nurse practitioners also act as a therapist, helping patients with depression, anxiety and suicidal individuals, as well as other conditions that can be remedied with counseling.

Nurses monitor for side effects and responses to medical treatments and offer information on medications so that clients can make informed choices about their use.