Mental Health

Mental Health

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We are often quick to seek help for a physical ailment. The pain from a broken bone in your foot or ear infection in your child is obvious, and we can’t hide the limits they place on our daily lives. We know that getting help from a doctor or specialist will get us back to normal.

Psychiatry Services

Behavioral and emotional problems can be just as difficult to live with. They can disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood and ability to relate to others and affect one in five adults and adolescents ages 13 to 18. But it’s difficult to know if emotional difficulty is temporary or lasting, when the pain can harm your or a loved one, or the best way to cope.

Finding a psychiatrist can be the first step toward feeling better. Psychiatrists at Mercy can help you find the answers. We offer confidential evaluations for anyone who has a concern about psychiatric health, behavioral health or addiction problem, including:

  • Substance abuse or chemical dependency
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Children’s behavioral problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Balancing the demands of work and home life

Our mental health team provides education, counseling and treatment for adults, seniors, adolescents and children. We offer services with compassion, dignity and respect to help you or your loved one overcome the challenges and restore a healthy emotional balance.

Mercy’s mental health experts can help you find the answers. 

Questions to Ask a Psychiatrist

The best way to determine a good fit with a psychiatrist is to schedule an appointment and come prepared to ask questions. When meeting with a psychiatrist for the first time, include the following questions in your conversation:

  • What is your view on supplements and alternative medicine?
  • What is your treatment philosophy? What are the benefits and risks to this philosophy?
  • How often do you see your patients? How long are appointments?
  • What happens if I have an emergency outside of your office hours?
  • Can you explain your process for diagnosing a mental illness?
  • What are possible causes of mental illness?
  • Do you provide psychotherapy? What is your view on bipolar and psychotherapy?
  • How soon should treatment start? How long will it last?

In the end, the best psychiatrist for you is one you are comfortable with and one that meets your expectations for your own mental health.

Mercy Behavioral Health

Paul Moore, LPC

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