We found 3 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Social Work
20020 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 2
Port Charlotte, FL

Ms. Linda Weser specializes in social work and practices in Port Charlotte, FL. Ms. Weser's clinical interests include crisis intervention, depression, and life transitions. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Specializes in Social Work
1475 Collingswood Boulevard; Suite E
Port Charlotte, FL

Mr. Edward Dumas' specialty is social work. Mr. Dumas's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Catherine Bukovitz
Specializes in Counseling, Addiction Therapy, Psychotherapy
18245 Paulson Drive; Office 1
Port Charlotte, FL

Ms. Catherine Bukovitz practices counseling, addiction therapy, and psychotherapy in Port Charlotte, FL. Her clinical interests include depression, narrative therapy, and existential psychotherapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Bukovitz honors.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Substance Abuse, Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness, Clinical ... (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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