Mental health Treatment

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The specific treatment for your mental illness depends on its type, severity, and what works best for you. In many cases, a combination of treatments yields the most favorable outcomes.

If you have a mild mental illness with well-managed symptoms, treatment from your primary care provider may be sufficient. However, for severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia, a team-based approach is often necessary to address all psychiatric, medical, and social needs.

Your treatment team may consist of the following professionals:

– Family or primary care doctor

– Nurse practitioner

– Physician assistant

– Psychiatrist (medical doctor specializing in mental illness diagnosis and treatment)

– Psychotherapist (such as a psychologist or licensed counsellor)

– Pharmacist

– Social worker

– Family members