We found 7 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Cross near Long Beach, CA.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
3605 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 329
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz works as a psychiatrist and cognitive therapist. Clinical interests for Dr. Baringoldz include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baringoldz honors. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Fiore, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Other
1945 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 202
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Fiore's specialties are family therapy and psychology. He practices in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiore include depression, domestic abuse, and adjustment disorders. Dr. Fiore accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

All Interests: Depression, Infidelity Issues, Separation, Men's Health Issues, Premarital Therapy, Relationships ... (Read more)

Denise H Robinson, MSW
Specializes in Social Work, Psychotherapy
5353 E. 2nd Street; Suite 203
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Denise Robinson's areas of specialization are social work and psychotherapy. These areas are among her clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CorVel, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Education ... (Read more)

Dr. Bernard Franklin Natelson, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
242 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bernard Natelson works as a psychologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Natelson include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Natelson speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Anne Boisvert, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
235 E. Broadway; Suite 1040
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Boisvert's area of specialization is psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, phobias, and immigration issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Boisvert has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Feminist Therapy, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Therapy
5199 E Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 504
Long Beach, CA
 

Mr. Charles Bastedo is a family therapist in Long Beach, CA. His clinical interests include alcohol abuse, depression, and behavior therapy. Mr. Bastedo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Infidelity Issues, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
3950 Long Beach Boulevard; Suite 104
Long Beach, CA
 

Ms. Frances Kushner specializes in social work and practices in Long Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, domestic abuse, and women's health issues. Ms. Kushner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Neglect, Family Therapy Services, Individual Therapy, Behavior ... (Read more)

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What are Mood Disorders?

Mood disorders are mental illnesses that primarily impact a person’s feelings, or mood. A person with a mood disorder might have primarily negative or primarily positive feelings, or maybe very few feelings at all. They might cycle back and forth from feeling unusually down to feeling on top of the world. Mood disorders are challenging to live with and frequently misunderstood, but they are also treatable. The two main mood disorders are depression and bipolar disorder.

In depression, people feel unusually sad, empty, hopeless, or unhappy. They may have low self-esteem, a lack of energy, and little interest in the world around them. They may have trouble sleeping and eating regularly. Everyone feels blue now and then, but depression is different. It is much more intense than a typical down day. It lasts much longer, and it interferes with people’s ability to do the things they normally do. At its worst, depression can even lead to thoughts of suicide.

Bipolar disorder sometimes feels like depression. But a person with bipolar disorder cycles through periods of depressed mood and elevated mood, or mania. Mania is like the opposite of depression. Manic people might feel invincible and unusually happy. They might talk or move quickly and not need very much sleep. They might spend too much, eat too much, gamble, or engage in risky and impulsive behavior. In severe cases, they may even hear voices or hallucinate. There is a subset of bipolar disorder called bipolar II, with typical depression symptoms but a milder form of mania, called hypomania. Hypomania includes many of the feelings of full mania but fewer of the risky and dangerous behaviors. Approximately six million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder. It tends to run in families, but the exact cause is still not well known.

There are several effective treatments available for mood disorders, including medications and talk therapy. Not every treatment will work for every person, so it sometimes takes time to find the right fit. A good mental health professional can help.