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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold EPO near Orange City, FL.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling
250 Treemonte Drive
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Edmundo Rivera works as a psychiatrist and counselor. Dr. Rivera's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Rivera attended World University for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rivera is affiliated with Orlando Health and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Pontenciano Divino Gonzales Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
62 Spring Vista Drive
Debary, FL
 

Dr. Pontenciano Gonzales is a family practitioner. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Dr. Gonzales graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gonzales average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales honors 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

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

Dr. Syed-Bilal Bilal Ahmed, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2555 S Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed practices general internal medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed accepts. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Sleep Apnea, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
366 East Graves Avenue; Suite F
Orange City, FL
 

Ms. Myra Josephberg practices social work. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Ms. Josephberg include nutrition counseling, domestic abuse, and phobias. Ms. Josephberg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Ms. Josephberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, postpartum depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dissociative Disorders, Forensic Evaluations, Interpersonal Relationship ... (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.