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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Hudson, FL.

Dr. Raghu Venkata Devabhaktuni, MD
Specializes in Geriatric Psychiatry
13908 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 210
Hudson, FL

Dr. Raghu Devabhaktuni's specialty is geriatric psychiatry. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Devabhaktuni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is open to new patients. Dr. Devabhaktuni graduated from Guntur Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant Nathubhai Shah, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
11906 Oak Trail Way
Port Richey, FL

Dr. Hemant Shah works as a general internist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Government Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lutheran Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Diabetes, Abscess ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukeshkumar Ishwarbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
13906 Lakeshore Boulevard; Suite 330
Hudson, FL

Dr. Mukeshkumar Patel specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Hudson, FL. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. His residency was performed at New York Hospital Queens and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychology
13939 Lakeshore Boulevard
Hudson, FL

Dr. Scot Machlus specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Machlus include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, ... (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.