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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 in Long Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Baringoldz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Specializes in Psychology
5855 Naples Plaza; Suite 202
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Monica Hodges practices psychology. Dr. Hodges's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and anxiety. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Jorge Mario Juarez-Asturias, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
610 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 205
Seal Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jorge Juarez-Asturias' specialty is psychology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Juarez-Asturias include crisis intervention, depression, and education consultation. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Magellan Health Services, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Juarez-Asturias honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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

Dr. Bernard Natelson is a psychologist in Los Alamitos, CA and Long Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Natelson speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Marvin S Beitner, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 260
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Marvin Beitner's specialty is psychology. Dr. Beitner's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and phobias. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Beitner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Dr. Terrance W Dushenko, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
1045 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 806
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Terrance Dushenko works as a psychologist. His areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. Dr. Dushenko is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boisvert include depression, phobias, and immigration issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Psychology
5199 E Pacific Coast Highway; #304n
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. James Linden specializes in psychology and practices in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Linden's clinical interests include depression, phobias, and existential psychotherapy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Nutrition, Health Psychology
5616 E Bay Shore Walk
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sherri Bates specializes in nutrition and health psychology. Her areas of expertise include behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. Dr. Bates accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Specializes in Psychology
6615 E Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 190
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Linda Curci practices psychology. Her areas of expertise include the following: depression, behavior therapy, and life transitions. Dr. Curci takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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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.
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