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Specializes in Psychiatry
409 Field Point Road
Greenwich, CT

Dr. Charles Gardner's area of specialization is psychiatry. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Gardner attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardner accepts. Dr. Gardner is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Menopause, Depression, Psychopharmacology, Phobias, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, Family ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 1/2 Dearfield Drive
Greenwich, CT

Dr. Caterina Violi is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Violi at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Violi is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For her residency, Dr. Violi trained at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Violi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Depression, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Psychology
125 Strawberry Hill Avenue; Suite 304
Stamford, CT

Dr. Richard Frohwirth's area of specialization is psychology. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and stress management. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Frohwirth takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, POMCO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Group Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
141 Franklin Street
Stamford, CT

Ms. Dayna Dibiasi is a social worker in Trumbull, CT, New Haven, CT, and Stamford, CT. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Dibiasi honors. Ms. Dibiasi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Family Therapy Services, Grief Counseling, Individual Therapy

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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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