What is Mental Illness?
A mental illness is defined as a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in behavior and/or thoughts. These changes result in an inability to cope with daily life and struggles.
Two of the most common mental illnesses include depression and anxiety. Symptoms of these two disorders include changes in mood, extreme worry, feelings of hopelessness and helplessness, and social withdrawal.
Mental illness treatments, such as depression and anxiety treatment, is not aimed at just a person’s past and current relationships, family history and current issues that are causing stress. Treatment must also include how the brain works and how it is a major contributor to overall mental health.
Services Offered by Dr. Yen
Kathleen Yen, MD, PLLC provides evaluation, medication management and psychotherapy for a variety of psychiatric and psychological problems not limited to depression and anxiety treatments. Her specialties include: