We found 7 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Rebecca Andrea Brogan, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
1640 Powers Ferry Road; Building 9 Suite 100
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Rebecca Beaton's specialties are psychology and counseling. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, crisis intervention, and depression. She takes ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beaton is accepting new patients. Dr. Beaton is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Tanya Kuschnitzky, MA
Specializes in Counseling
1640 Powers Ferry Road; Building 17, Suite 300, Tanya Kuschnitzky / New Level Counseling
Marietta, GA
 

Ms. Tanya Kuschnitzky practices counseling. Clinical interests for Ms. Kuschnitzky include child abuse, depression, and narrative therapy. Ms. Kuschnitzky accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Humana HMO. She is conversant in German. Ms. Kuschnitzky welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Steven Perry Perlow, PhD
Specializes in Group Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Child Psychology
1827 Powers Ferry Road Se; Building 22, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Steven Perlow's specialties are group therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and child psychology. He practices in Atlanta, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and WellCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perlow is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sandra Lynn Adams, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
707 Whitlock Avenue; Building H Suite 9
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Sandra Adams specializes in psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Adams include crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Adams takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Elaine Angela Thomas, PsyD
Specializes in Child Psychology
316 Alexander Street Se; Suite 6
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Elaine Thomas practices child psychology in Marietta, GA. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Thomas accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Magellan Health Services, and Blue Cross. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Helen Oxman Kraus, MSW
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
2520 Windy Hill Road; Suite 303
Marietta, GA
 

Ms. Helen Kraus specializes in family therapy and social work and practices in Marietta, GA. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and infertility. Ms. Kraus is an in-network provider for ValueOptions, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

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Hope J Hailey
Specializes in Counseling
 

Ms. Hope Hailey specializes in counseling and practices in Atlanta, GA. Her areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, crisis intervention, and depression. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Ms. Hailey's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, bipolar disorder

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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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