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Much has changed about people’s understanding of mental health issues and disorders, and why shouldn’t it? Afflictions are far-ranging, with one in 10 adults nationwide suffering from depression every year, and a whole host of other conditions affecting the New Orleans community. From anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, to mental illness and addictions, the conditions and illnesses are complex and sometimes difficult to recognize. Fortunately, however, medicine and psychiatry have made remarkable advances in both understanding and treatment of mental health. With more accurate diagnoses and more complete understanding of the physiology behind the illnesses, psychiatrists are able to help more than ever, and New Orleans offers some great options for anyone in search of help.

Jefferson Psychiatric Associates
    Anyone in search of professional mental health evaluation and treatment should take a look at services offered by Jefferson Psychiatric Associates. Conveniently located in Metairie, this relaxed and friendly office prides itself on top quality patient service and effective treatments. Sidney K. Smith III M.D., Jonathon J. Rynning M.D., Kenneth B. Sumner M.D., Julie A. Ceasar M.D., Robert W. Davis Jr. Psy.D., and Lorey E. Delap L.C.S.W., provide a full spectrum of mental health services, including evaluation, medication management, psychotherapy services and psychological testing. The doctors also serve on staff at East Jefferson General Hospital.
     The clinic specializes in geriatric psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, but they also treat a whole range of mental health disorders including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction, dementia and grief/trauma. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health services, the caring staff at Jefferson Psychiatric Associates is there to help.
     The practice is located at 3340 Severn Ave., Suite 206, (located in the Bank of Louisiana Building). For more information, call (504) 889-1448 or visit www.jeffersonpsychiatric.com.

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