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We found 4 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept Viant near Naperville, IL.

Dr. Arun Amirthalingam Kumar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
931 W 75th Street; Suite 127
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Arun Kumar works as a general internist in Naperville, IL. Dr. Kumar (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. His clinical interests include well woman gynecology, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Kumar's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kumar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Eating Disorders, Contraception, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Luke Joshua Heitz, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
550 E. Boughton Road; Suite 265
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Luke Heitz practices family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Heitz is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Heitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Diabetes, Asthma, Blood Pressure Problems, Cholesterol Problems, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Psy,d Paulette C C Toburen, PsyD
Specializes in Psychology
45 South Park Boulevard; Suite 130
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Paulette Toburen's specialty is psychology. Her areas of expertise include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Toburen honors Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Diagnostic Evaluation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Cynthia M Travnicek, MS
Specializes in Counseling
525 S Washington Street; Suite 3
Naperville, IL
 

Ms. Cindy Travnicek practices counseling. Her clinical interests include depression, conflict mediation, and couples therapy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression

All Interests: Depression, Grief, Anger Management, Coaching, Conflict Mediation, Couples Therapy, Mental Health ... (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.