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Dr. Suzanne M Zilber, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Counseling
600 5th Street; Suite 302
Ames, IA
 

Dr. Suzanne Zilber practices psychology and counseling in Ames, IA. These areas are among her clinical interests: crisis intervention, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Zilber takes Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Crisis Intervention, Depression, Infertility, Phobias, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dissociative ... (Read more)

Specializes in Counseling
3600 West Lincoln Way; Suite 4
Ames, IA
 

Ms. Jamie Dunn practices counseling in Ames, IA. Ms. Dunn's clinical interests include depression, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and anxiety. She honors Self-Pay/Uninsured insurance.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Individual Therapy, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Pamela Caviness
Specializes in Social Work
600 5th Street; Suite 200
Ames, IA
 

Ms. Pamela Caviness' specialty is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Caviness include stress management, suicide, and women's health issues. Ms. Caviness honors ValueOptions, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

All Interests: Depression, Suicide, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Grief, Stress Management, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Social Work
319 Lincolnway
Ames, IA
 

Ms. Carol Putz's area of specialization is social work. Areas of expertise for Ms. Putz include crisis intervention, christian counseling, and narrative therapy.

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Relevant Interests: , mood disorders, postpartum depression

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Dr. Bing Wall, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy
319 Lincolnway
Ames, IA
 

Dr. Bing Wall works as a family therapist. Dr. Wall's areas of expertise include the following: crisis intervention, christian counseling, and narrative therapy.

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Specializes in Social Work
1619 S High Avenue
Ames, IA
 

Ms. Mandy Harris' area of specialization is social work. Clinical interests for Ms. Harris include depression and anxiety.

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All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Family Therapy Services, Couples Therapy

Specializes in Counseling
2210 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA
 

Ms. Mary Jo Pfeifer's area of specialization is counseling. Areas of particular interest for Ms. Pfeifer include depression, anxiety, and couples therapy.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Anxiety, Couples Therapy

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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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