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We found 5 providers with an interest in mood disorders and who accept United Healthcare near Fort Wayne, IN.

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Specializes in Clinical Pharmacology, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry

Dr. Carol Tamminga works as a clinical pharmacologist and neuropsychiatrist / behavioral neurologist. Dr. Tamminga is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Schizophrenia, Bipolar ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Psychiatry
423 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN

Ms. Sharon Clevenger practices psychiatry in Fort Wayne, IN. Areas of expertise for Ms. Clevenger include pain, trichotillomania, and psychopharmacology. Ms. Clevenger honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders, dysthymia (mild depression), bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Pain, Trichotillomania, Psychopharmacology, Diagnostic Evaluation, Teaching, Sleep ... (Read more)

Ronald G Nicolet, MA
Specializes in Family Therapy, Counseling
1910 Saint Joe Center Road; Suite 13
Fort Wayne, IN

Mr. Ronald Nicolet specializes in family therapy and counseling and practices in Fort Wayne, IN, Wayne, IN, and Kendallville, IN. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, infidelity issues, and phobias. He honors Anthem, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, mood disorders

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

Julie M Flohr
Specializes in Counseling
6202 Constitution Drive; Suite D
Fort Wayne, IN

Ms. Julie Flohr practices counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Flohr include depression, life transitions, and person-centered therapy. She honors Blue Shield, ValueOptions, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Person-Centered Therapy, Domestic Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, Phobias, Grief, Weight ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
310 E Dupont Road
Ft Wayne, IN

Ms. Tanya Green specializes in social work and practices in Fort Wayne, IN and Wayne, IN. Her clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and stress management. She is an in-network provider for Magellan Health Services, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , depression, bipolar disorder

All Interests: Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Education, Family Therapy Services, Personality ... (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.