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 specializes in psychiatry and counseling. The average patient rating for Dr. Rivera is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at World University, Dr. Rivera performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rivera is professionally 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 practices family medicine in Debary, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzales is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital. He 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 studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Gonzales (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2555 S Volusia Avenue
Orange City, FL
 

Dr. Syed-Bilal Ahmed specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmed is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He is affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Osteoporosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Myra Josephberg is a social worker. Ms. Josephberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Ms. Josephberg include nutrition counseling, domestic abuse, and phobias. Ms. Josephberg's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Josephberg accepts.

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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.
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