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

Dr. Gregg Baringoldz's areas of specialization are psychiatry and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These areas are among his clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and education consultation. Dr. Baringoldz is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a social worker and psychotherapist. Clinical interests for Ms. Robinson include acceptance and commitment therapy, behavioral medicine, and depression. She honors 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 in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natelson include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Natelson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in psychology and practices in Beverly Hills, CA and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Boisvert include depression, phobias, and immigration issues. Dr. Boisvert is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Ms. Frances Kushner works as a social worker. These areas are among Ms. Kushner's clinical interests: depression, domestic abuse, and women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Kushner takes.

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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.