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Who usually treats mental illness?

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Many health care professionals do this, including:

You will want to work with someone you feel comfortable talking with. What you say is confidential unless someone’s safety is at stake or unless a court order is involved.

  • Primary care doctor
  • Physician assistant (PA)
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Psychiatric nurse specialist

From: How to Get Help for Mental Health WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Help for Mental Illnesses.”

American Psychological Association: “Protecting your privacy: Understanding confidentiality.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 22, 2018

SOURCES:

National Alliance on Mental Illness.

National Institute of Mental Health: “Help for Mental Illnesses.”

American Psychological Association: “Protecting your privacy: Understanding confidentiality.”

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on February 22, 2018

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