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We found 29 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Pinellas Park, FL.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Counseling
10707 66th Street; Suite 15
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Marilyn Chamlee's areas of specialization are psychiatry and counseling. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Chamlee include terminal illness, depression, and family therapy services. She 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: Depression, Family Therapy Services, Grief, Couples Therapy, Mental Health Issues, Terminal Illness

Dr. Carlos A Labrador, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6775 Crosswinds Drive N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Labrador's specialty is family medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Labrador include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Labrador's professional affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Labrador's office for an appointment. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Bayfront Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Headache, Dizziness, Abdominal Problems, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Gulfport, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) speaks Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Her areas of expertise include depression, heart problems, and hernia. Dr. Cherukuri's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Cherukuri attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. She is an in-network provider 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, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
10225 Ulmerton Road; 1a
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein is a family medicine practitioner. After completing medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Finkelstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregorio Samuel Santos, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
6125 54th Avenue N.; Suite B
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gregorio Santos is an internist. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Miriam Hospital. Dr. Santos's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, geriatric health, and nutrition counseling. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Skin Biopsy, Spirometry, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priyadarshini Gopinath Rao, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8130 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Priyadarshini Rao practices general internal medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Dr. Rao honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao practices general internal medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian. She is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. Her residency was performed at Hurley Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao honors.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bartholomew Fred Natoli, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9009 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bartholomew Natoli works as a general internist. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Natoli's areas of expertise include the following: depression, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Patient ratings for Dr. Natoli average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Natoli takes.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harish J Patel, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
5649 49th Street N
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Harish Patel specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Aurindom Narayan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4820 5th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Aurindom Narayan's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Narayan's areas of expertise include diabetes, obesity, and depression. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Dr. Narayan (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Narayan's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Theresa L Ellis
Specializes in Social Work
2861 Executive Drive; Suite 100a
Clearwater, FL
 

Ms. Lori Ellis' area of specialization is social work. Her clinical interests include eclectic therapy, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. Ms. Ellis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Hal Howard, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
13787 Belcher Road S; Suite 100
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jason Howard works as a family medicine practitioner in Largo, FL. Dr. Howard takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Largo Medical Center. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Urinalysis, Physical Exams, ... (Read more)

Patricia Porto Schmidt
Specializes in Counseling
5100 78th Avenue; Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Ms. Patricia Schmidt works as a counselor. Her clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and adjustment disorders. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Schmidt takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Employee Assistance Programs, Critical Incident Debriefing, Behavior Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3831 16th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Nadarajah Nirmalan's area of specialization is general internal medicine. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. These areas are among Dr. Nirmalan's clinical interests: depression, heart problems, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Nirmalan speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Heart Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sara Michelle Downs, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
10707 66th Street N; Suite 1
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Sara Downs practices general internal medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Downs's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Largo Medical Center, and Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Her education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute. 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

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

Dr. Bridget Ann Bellingar, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
7101 Park Street
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Bridget Bellingar's area of specialization is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bellingar is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellingar is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Audiometry Test, Immunization, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Physical Therapy Treatment, ... (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.