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Shannon Scarry, M.D.
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Hoarding can be a symptom of an obsessive compulsive disorder, Dr. Shannon Scarry, director of Cape Cod Healthcare's Department of Behavioral and Mental Health Services, said yesterday.
"People who have OCD actually are aware that their obsessions and compulsions are irrational but they cannot help it," Scarry
The condition is often treatable with medication and therapy, Scarry
Behavioral Health Services of Cape Cod Healthcare Welcomes New Medical Director Shannon Scarry, M.D. (Hyannis, November 28, 2006) Behavioral Health Services of Cape Cod Healthcare - the mental health arm of Cape Cod Healthcare - announced today that Shannon Scarry, M.D., has been appointed its new Medical Director.
In this role, Dr. Scarry
will provide medical leadership for Behavioral Health Services, including inpatient, partial, outpatient, urgent care, emergency services, and Cape Cod Human Services.In addition to her responsibilities as Medical Director, Dr. Scarry will maintain her outpatient psychiatric practice at Cape Cod Hospital."We are fortunate to have Dr. Scarry join our leadership team as she brings extensive experience in psychiatry, a commitment to the Cape Cod community, and a vibrant vision for Behavioral Health Services," said Carol Plotkin, MSW, LICSW, Executive Director of Behavioral Health Services.
brings 25 years of clinical and administrative experience to her
new position.She is a graduate of Radcliffe College of Harvard University and Rush Medical University in Chicago.She is board-certified in both Child/Adolescent Psychiatry and Adult Psychiatry with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Prior to her
return to Cape Cod
, Dr. Scarry established psychiatric emergency and admission centers in two Philadelphia hospitals.
"I believe our Behavioral Health Services group has the most qualified staff to be able to serve patients of all ages, at all levels of care," Dr. Scarry
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Source: Dr. Shannon Scarry, Cape Cod Hospital
...Family members and people close to a depressed person cannot be expected to act like trained observers, said Dr. Shannon Scarry, a psychiatrist at the behavioral health department at Cape Cod Hospital.
Knowing when someone needs intervention and predicting who will commit suicide is difficult even for mental health professionals, Scarry
Recognizing depression as an illness is also hard for many people because there is still an unfounded expectation that someone suffering with depression can simply snap out of it, she
said."If someone's (clinically) depressed, they have an illness, and it's a very serious illness," said Scarry
, who added depression can be treated effectively with medication and therapy.
Clinical depression has definite symptoms and is different from short-term situational depression, Scarry
said.Symptoms include sleeping disorders, lethargy and inappropriate fits of guilt, she
People who are suffering from clinical depression experience low self-esteem and despair that appears to have no end, Scarry
"It's sort of built in to depression that they don't feel help will be helpful," she
Women are more likely to get depressed when they are younger and men are more prone to the illness as they age, according to Scarry
"Culturally, it's a far more difficult thing for a male to say, 'I hurt, I need help,'" Scarry
Cape Cod Health Care (CCHC) ...
Cape Cod Health Care (CCHC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Shannon Scarry as the first Medical Director of Behavioral Health Integrated Services.This new entity was created as an umbrella agency to coordinate client care by the Cape Cod Psych Center and Cape Cod Human Services. The Psych Center
provides emergency and adult in-patient psychiatric care.Cape Cod Human Services
provides out-patient care and counseling for psychological and family problems as well as substance abuse. Dr. Scarry received her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed her residency at Children's Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Hospital, also in Chicago. Dr. Scarry is Board Certified in psychiatry, neurology and child/adolescent psychiatry.For the past five years she has been Medical Director for the Crisis Response Center at Friend's Hospital in Philadelphia, a 192-bed psychiatric hospital.Prior to that Dr. Scarry was Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York. The Psych Center
can be reached at 1 (800) 545-5014; Cape Cod Human Services
at 1 (800) 894-2247.Both are located in Hyannis.