Depression Psychiatrists in East Longmeadow, MA

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Shauna McCarthy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, RN, MSN, ANP-BC
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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 
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East Longmeadow, MA 01028
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Kate Bradley
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CNP
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She is experienced in working with patients with a variety of psychiatric concerns including depression , bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and ADHD.
Kate Bradley, APRN, is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with over 8 years of experience in the advanced practice role. She sees patients age 18 and older. She is passionate about providing comprehensive, individualized care and working in partnership to build a plan for optimizing mental health. Starting with a thorough diagnostic assessment, she provides pharmacologic management along with supportive therapeutic interventions. Kate received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Northeastern University, and completed her undergraduate nursing study at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
(781) 210-8635 
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East Longmeadow, MA 01028
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Unitas Healthcare Systems, LLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
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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
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Depression Psychiatrists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression psychiatrists in East Longmeadow. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.

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.