Alzheimer's Psychiatrists in East Longmeadow, MA

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Shauna McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
Would love to help any person suffering with chronic mental illness. It could be a diagnosis of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and more. Or maybe someone experiencing these symptoms that have not been given an official diagnosis. Ideal patient is someone interested in improving their mental wellness, while collaborating closely with an experienced provider.
(413) 307-4553 
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Offers video visits
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Unitas Healthcare Systems, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS*** WEEKEND AND EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE*** Unitas Healthcare Systems is a full-service psychiatric practice. We serve all ages, from children to older adults. We are proudly serving all of Massachusetts through the use of telehealth.
(617) 401-7441 
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Offers video visits

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Alzheimer's Psychiatrists
A progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimers Disease slowly destroys an individual's memory, judgment, cognition and eventually ability to function. It represents an enormous burden on victims of the disease and their family alike.

Alzheimer's is characterized by memory loss, language deterioration, impaired ability to mentally manipulate visual information, poor judgment, confusion, restlessness, and mood swings.

Alzheimer's usually begins after age 65, but its onset may occur as early as age 40, appearing first as memory decline and, over several years, destroying cognition, personality, and ability to function. Confusion and restlessness may also occur. The early symptoms of AD, which include forgetfulness and loss of concentration, can be missed easily because they resemble signs of natural aging.

If you're looking for help for a friend or mother or father with alzheimer's in East Longmeadow or for an East Longmeadow alzheimer's psychiatrist, these professionals provide alzheimer's help, alzheimer's therapy, alzheimer's counseling and alzheimer's treatment. They include alzheimer's psychiatrists, alzheimer's psychologists and alzheimer's counselors. Psychiatrists can help with testing for alzheimer's or diagnosis of alzheimers in East Longmeadow. They work with alzheimer behaviors in East Longmeadow and follow alzheimer's research. Psychiatrists can provide support for family members and carers of alzheimer's patients in East Longmeadow or direct you to local alzheimer's resources.

About Psychiatrists, meds and Psychiatric Nurses.

A Psychiatrist in East Longmeadow is a qualified medical doctor who specializes in treating mental health issues and diagnosable disorders.

East Longmeadow Psychiatrists differ from other mental health professionals in that they may prescribe medication as well as practice psychotherapy in treatment. Sometimes, Psychiatrists form part of a clinical team in which they will diagnose and prescribe, while psychologists or therapists provide the client's psychotherapy.

As part of a clinical assessment, Psychiatrists may conduct physical examinations, take blood tests, and order and interpret lab tests and brain image scans, such as CT scans, CAT Scans, and MRIs.

The field of psychiatry in East Longmeadow has many sub-specialties, including pediatric psychiatry. Those who work with the elderly are called geriatric psychiatrists.

Other related sub-specialties include cognition psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosomatic, forensic, reproductive medicine specialties, psychopharmacology , psychiatric genetics, neuroimaging, and clinical neurophysiology.

Psychiatric nurse practitioners in East Longmeadow, or mental health nurse practitioners, generally have an MS degree in nursing (MSN) and a number of years of training to become certified. Psychiatric nurse practitioners are able to assess and diagnose mental health conditions and prescribe medication. East Longmeadow Psychiatric nurse practitioners also have training that enables them to include psychotherapy with treatment.