Sleep or Insomnia 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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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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Sleep or Insomnia Psychiatrists
What is a Sleep Disorder or Insomnia?

Almost everyone goes through bouts of sleeplessness in East Longmeadow from time to time. Chronic insomnia, however, is marked by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or waking up too early. If it takes you thirty minutes or more to fall asleep, or you're awake for thirty minutes or more during the night at least three times a week-for a month or more-you're likely suffering from insomnia.

Insomnia has major effects on mood as well as alertness. It is also a classic symptom of depression.

The most effective treatments for chronic insomnia are behavioral techniques that eliminate sleep anxiety and allow the body's own sleep cycle to kick in. It may require as little as doing nothing. But Sleep specialists in East Longmeadow or psychiatrists who specialize in sleep in East Longmeadow, or simply a East Longmeadow sleep psychiatrist, can help. Likewise, insomnia specialists in East Longmeadow or psychiatrists who specialize in insomnia in East Longmeadow, or simply an East Longmeadow insomnia psychiatrist, can help.

Sleep disorders may include sleep apnea, narcolepsy or simply chronic snoring.

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.