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Dr. Andrew James Hoffman, PsyD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
205 Commerce Drive; Suite C
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Hoffman practices family therapy, psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. His areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and education consultation. Dr. Hoffman honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lynda Marie Behrendt, PsyD
Specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Health Psychology
419 Center Street; Suite C
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Lynda Behrendt's specialties are cognitive-behavioral therapy and health psychology. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Behrendt speaks Dutch. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Behrendt's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Psychology
100 N Atkinson Road; Suite 110c
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Todryk is a psychologist in Grayslake, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Todryk include crisis intervention, depression, and domestic abuse. Dr. Todryk accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

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Dr. Jon A Cole, PhD
Specializes in Family Therapy, Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
205 Commerce Drive; Suite C
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Jon Cole specializes in family therapy, psychology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy and practices in Grayslake, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. He honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Cole is accepting new patients.

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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.