Shiva Mohtashami, MD

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Mental Health Care services offered in Morgan Hill, CA

Your mental health shares equal importance to your physical health, and mental health care is a must if some underlying condition is causing distress. Board-certified family practitioner Shiva Mohtashami, MD, in Morgan Hill, California, provides all-ages mental health care for conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). To schedule your appointment, call Shiva Mohtashami, MD, or request an appointment online today.

Mental Health Care Q & A

What is mental health care?

Mental health care is the treatments and services you get to manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. Numerous mental illnesses can have a long-term impact on your mental wellbeing and cause distress in many ways. 

A few signs you may need a mental health assessment include:

  • Changes in sleep (e.g., insomnia, sleeping too much)
  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Excessive worry or fear
  • Confusion
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Losses of interests
  • Problems with drugs or alcohol
  • Changes in appetite or eating habits
  • Suicidal thinking

Dr. Mohtashami provides assessments for signs and symptoms like these that can help diagnose or rule out possible conditions affecting your mental health. She also manages various mental health conditions with personalized care and referrals to specialists when necessary. 

Which conditions does mental health care treat?

Mental health care can help you manage various common mood disorders and developmental disorders. If you or a loved one has a condition impacting your mental health, avoiding treatment can lead to self-destructive behaviors, long-term problems with productivity and focus, sleep problems, and turbulence within interpersonal relationships. 

After a detailed assessment, Dr. Mohtashami can diagnose and treat:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Conditions like these arise from a combination of factors, including genetic predispositions, environment, and the chemistry in your brain. Dr. Mohtashami considers these factors while providing individualized care. 

How does mental health care work?

After establishing a diagnosis and evaluating your personal needs, Dr. Mohtashami can develop an individualized care plan to help you manage your mental health. Typical care plans involve some combination of medications appropriate for your diagnosis and counseling or psychotherapy, which teaches you coping mechanisms.

Common psychiatric medications include antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, and stimulant or nonstimulant ADHD medications. 

Dr. Mohtashami can also help you analyze and change your lifestyle in ways that will improve your mental wellbeing, like keeping a consistent schedule, exercising, or finding a healthy outlet for stress. Even improving the nutrition in your diet can make a significant positive difference in your mental health. 

For more information about mental health and the treatments you can get, call Shiva Mohtashami, MD, or request an appointment online today.