We found 3 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Weston, FL.

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Darby Sider is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sider include warts, menopause, and cancer screening. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UNC Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; and The Jose Muniz MD Best Teacher Award. Dr. Sider is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Restless Leg Syndrome, Sports Health, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Gavrilescu's medical specialty is general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Gavrilescu's clinical interests include depression, shortness of breath (dyspnea), and metabolic syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 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 Dr. Gavrilescu accepts. Before performing his residency at Resurrection Medical Center, Dr. Gavrilescu attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. Dr. Gavrilescu is conversant in Romanian. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Cellulitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Influenza, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin B Lew, PhD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
1290 Weston Road; Suite 203
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Marvin Lew's area of specialization is cognitive-behavioral therapy. Clinical interests for Dr. Lew include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lew takes. Dr. Lew is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Developmental Disabilities, Dialectical Behavior ... (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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