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We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Fort Myers, FL.

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Melinda E Messina, MA
Specializes in Counseling
1400 Colonial Boulevard; Suite 253
Ft Myers, FL
 

Ms. Melinda Messina's area of specialization is counseling. Ms. Messina's areas of expertise include suicide, infidelity issues, and dialectical behavior therapy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Suicide, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Patrick Schengber, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
12600 Creekside Lane; Suite 7a
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Schengber is a psychologist. These areas are among Dr. Schengber's clinical interests: depression, infertility, and education consultation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Education Consultation, Phobias, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
1342 Colonial Boulevard; B-910
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Patricia Coccoma practices social work. Clinical interests for Dr. Coccoma include psychotic disorder, depression, and women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Individual Therapy, Women's Health Issues, Anxiety, Severe Mental Illness, Psychotic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Counseling
12734 Kenwood Lane; Suite 17
Fort Myers, FL
 

Mr. Frank Kohn is a counselor in Fort Myers, FL. His clinical interests include substance abuse, terminal illness, and depression. Mr. Kohn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
8192 College Parkway; Suite 50
Fort Myers, FL
 

Ms. Diane Colonnello works as a social worker. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, codependency, and anxiety. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Codependency, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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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.