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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept ValueOptions near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Carmine Joseph Pecoraro Jr PSYD
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Neuropsychology, Psychology
Key West Plaza 2708 Alt 19 N.; Suite #507-13
Palm Harbor, FL

Dr. Carmine Pecoraro's areas of specialization are psychology, neuropsychology, and counseling. Clinical interests for Dr. Pecoraro include alcohol abuse, depression, and person-centered therapy. Dr. Pecoraro honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
3060 Alt 19; Suite B-9
Palm Harbor, FL
(727) 348-2000

Ms. Marlene Levick's area of specialization is social work. Ms. Levick's areas of expertise include the following: coaching, depression, and life transitions. She is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, Cigna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Ms. Mary Leanes MS
Specializes in Counseling
2706 Alt 19 N; Suite 221
Palm Harbor, FL
(727) 480-3148

Ms. Mary Leanes practices counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Leanes include depression, person-centered therapy, and adjustment disorders. She accepts TRICARE, United Healthcare HSA, and Magellan Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Ms. Leanes is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Douglas Robert Ramm PHD
Specializes in Psychology
2750 N McMullen Booth Road; Suite 102B
Clearwater, FL
(727) 596-7516

Dr. Douglas Ramm's specialty is psychology. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and grief. Dr. Ramm is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Aging, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, ... (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.